• Student Illness/Injury


     
    Student Illness
    If your child experiences symptoms of illness while at school, he/she should request a health room pass from a staff member, if practical, or have teacher permission to report to the health room. The nurse will provide a nursing assessment of the student's situation and may:  
    • Provide necessary first aid or assistance
    • Contact a parent to arrange transportation home or to a health care facility for the student
    • Allow the student to rest for a time in the health room
    • Send the student back to his/her normal school activities

    If your child should become ill at school, you will be notified promptly and asked to pick up your child. You will be called if your child has a temperature greater than 100.0 degrees, has vomited or has documented diarrhea. 

    Before returning to school, students should be symptom free (fever less than 100.0, no vomiting, no diarrhea) for 24 hours without benefit of acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin). We follow the guidelines suggested by the Platte County Health Department and the Center for Disease Control. 

    Student Injuries
    If your child should be injured at school, the nurse will provide a nursing assessment of the situation and may:

    • Provide necessary first aid or assistance
    • Contact a parent to arrange transportation home or to a health care facility
    • In the event of an injury requiring emergency medical assistance, the emergency medical system (911) will be activated and your child will be transported to the nearest hospital emergency room for treatment.
     It is imperative current alternate emergency numbers be provided to the school office.