The Rising Star Health Room is available from 8:15 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. on regular scheduled school days, on PLC days it is available 8:15 a.m. until 1:15 p.m.
Health Room Aide
Rising Star Elementary
1009 Second St.
Platte City, MO 64079
Notes from the Health Room
It is not too late to get a seasonal flu shot. Please call your local health provider for availability. Flu shots are also available at the Platte County Health Department. Click here for signs and symptoms of respiratory flu also referred to as influenza.
Please remember that accidents happen. Try to keep a seasonably appropriate change of clothes in your child's back pack. Should your child not have extra clothes, the health room aide has a limited supply available. Please wash and return these items.
The children go out to recess daily when weather conditions permit. During winter months, be sure your child has a hat, coat, and gloves.
Children need to come to school healthy and ready to learn. Below are a few guidelines we ask you to follow concerning your child's health.
-Vomiting/Diarrhea- If your child vomits or has diarrhea the evening before or the morning of school please keep him/her home and monitor for 24 hours. Children can dehydrate very quickly. Seek the advice of your child's physician if they remain ill.
-Emergency Contacts-In case your child becomes ill or is injured during school, we need to be able to contact the parents/guardian or whomever you designate as an emergency contact. Children are very upset when they are ill and for them to stay extended periods of time @ school when they need to be home is unfair to them and the other students who come to the health room.
-Temperature-If your child has an elevated temperature (100 degrees or above) in the evening or morning before school and symptoms of cold, cough, sore throat, stomach complaints, etc. keep him/her home and seek the advice of your physician. A child should be fever free for 24 hours, without medication (Tylenol or Motrin, etc.) before returning to school.
-Strep Throat- If your child is tested for Strep throat, they should remain home while waiting for the results of the throat culture. Your child may return to school following 24 hours of medication.
-Please contact the school health room immediately if your child has contracted a communicable disease or is hospitalized.
-If your student receives an immunization during the school year, please send record for update and verification. The school is required by law to keep your child's immunization record current.
- Wash,wash,wash your hands!
- Eat more fruits and veggies.
- Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep each night.
- Get at least 60 minutes of exercise each day.
- Get a flu shot each year.
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow, not your hands.
Health Information and Student Forms
It is important to complete the Student Health Information form each year. The information you provide helps the health room staff to care for your child should they come to the health room or in the event of an emergency. Your child's health information is confidential and may only be shared with other members of the educational team on a need to know basis.Health Information Forms