- Fever of 100 degrees with signs and symptoms such as sore throat, rash, vomiting or diarrhea.
- The illness prevents the student from participating comfortably in activities as observed by the school staff.
- The illness results in greater care than the school staff determines they can provide without compromising the ability to care for other students.
Returning to class
- Student has been fever free without the aid of fever reducing medication (such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen) for at least 24 hours
- Student has had no vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours
- If student has strep throat, antibiotics for at least 24 hours
If your child has any medications that need to be taken at school, please fill out a Medication Authorization Form and bring it in with the medication. If it is a prescription medication, it should have the original label from the pharmacy with your doctor’s name and instructions. Without this label, I will need a doctor’s order/prescription. If the prescription label no longer matches the dose your doctor has instructed you to give, a doctor’s order/prescription is needed. Students are not allowed to have medications with them at school. All medication (prescription and over the counter) must be kept in the health office and will be administered under the supervision of the school nurse.
Please contact me about any health concerns for your child. It is important for me to be informed so that I can make plans for a safe and healthy learning environment for each of our students. Health concerns may include (but are not limited to) asthma, severe food allergies, diabetes, seizures, and medications to be taken at school.
Kindergarten immunizations are required by Iowa Law, can be given any time after the age of 4, and do not need to be given with a physical. Please check with your doctor about having these completed as soon as possible, even if they are not yet due for their 5 year old physical. If your child has not yet completed these vaccinations, it is important to turn in their most recent completed immunization form to the school.
PE / Recess Guidelines
- State education laws require that all students be enrolled in and participate in a course of Physical Education. Students are required to participate in all PE classes. If a physician feels that a student should not participate or should only participate on a limited basis, parents must obtain a note from the physician with all restrictions noted and give this to the school nurse. Once the student is cleared by their physician to return to all activities, a clearance note must be given to the school nurse. In the case of an unexpected injury or illness, the school nurse may determine if a student is unable to participate in PE activities.
- Students will be expected to go outside at recess each day unless there are individually approved circumstances or inclement weather conditions. If the student has returned from a lengthy illness, he/she may be held in from recess for no more than two days without a doctor’s note. Appropriate clothing for the existing weather conditions at the time is a must.