Health Policy: when a child should stay home

School Health Policy

Parents have the major responsibility for the maintenance of their child’s health. However, at times the school is called upon to assist parents and their health care providers in identifying health problems that may affect a child’s education, in seeking needed care for identified health problems, and in complying with a medical treatment plan.

If a child is ill and/or potentially contagious, the child must not come to school. This is especially important in an age of potential pandemics. Your child must stay home with any of the following health symptoms. For questions, please call the health office at 612-787-1131:

  • A fever of 99 degrees or more—determined before fever-reducing medicine is given. Students may return to school 24 hours after the fever has broken
  • Vomiting or diarrhea more than once in the past 24 hours
  • Any undiagnosed condition that may make them contagious (example: rash, discharge from eyes)
  • Inability to participate in the school day activities with reasonable comfort

Prescription Medication:

If a child is on a prescription medication, our preference is to have the parents administer the medication at home. If this is not possible at the necessary times of administration please contact the health office. Non- prescription medication will not be provided by the school. If parents would like to have the health office staff give their child Ibuprofen, acetaminophen, cough drops, etc., they must send the medication to the health office in a ziplock bag with the child’s name and grade level clearly marked. Parents must also sign a form giving our staff permission to administer these medications. Parents will be notified via email each time our staff gives their child medication. Click here for more health forms and information.

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