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Clinic Policies

 
It is through a cooperative effort that we provide a healthy and safe school environment for all sudents and school employees.
Students who are assessed by the nurse, administrator or designee and are determined to have a possible communicable disease, show signs and symptoms of illness, or sustain an injury requiring medical attention, are to be dismissed from school. The following guidelines are provided:
1. The parent/legal guardian is the initial contact.
2. If the initial contact is unable to be reached, persons authorized on the student's AGR card will be contacted.
 
Parental Responsibilities
 
Parents are encouraged to observe their children for signs and symptoms of disease or illness. Students identified with the following symptoms must be excluded from school:

Fever
Diarrhea, nausea or vomitting
Red eye and/or crusty eyes/lashes
Scaly patches on scalp or skin
Intense itching with evidence of open lesions
jaundice
undiagnosed rash
Colored discharge from eyes or nose
Presence of head lice. Dead or alive.

 
Returning to School
 
Students excluded from school for reason of communicable disease may be readmitted by one of the following methods:
1. The child must be fever-free and symptom-free for 24 consecutive hours.
2. Documentation from the child's physician stating they are no longer infectious.
3. Documentation for readmission issued by the local health authority.