Welcome to the School Health Services Office. This office has a staff consisting of two certified school nurses and four full-time nurse technicians. Our school nursing staff provides direct health care to students and staff; leadership for the provision of health services; screening and referral for health concerns; promotes a healthy school environment; promotes health; serves in a leadership role for health policies and programs and serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and health care providers.
When to Keep a Sick Child Home from School
Students should be kept at home if they present ANY ONE of the following symptoms during the night or in the morning:
- Rash or skin eruptions anywhere on the body
- Fever (anything over 100.0 degrees, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE YOUR CHILD TYLENOL AND SEND THEM TO SCHOOL, keep them home
- If your child has vomited or had diarrhea in the last 24 hours
- Untreated pink eye
PLEASE DO NOT SEND YOUR SICK CHILD TO SCHOOL. The number of sick students who are sent to school is surprisingly high. Keep the sick child home for his/her sake and write a note of explanation to the teacher when the student returns. Sending a sick child to school also puts other students at risk.