Illness at School
A student who is ill at school will be sent to the school nurse or doctor to determine the course of action to be taken. The nurse or doctor will inform the parents and school administration if a student needs to be sent home. It is crucial that the school has a correct home, mobile and work telephone numbers in order to notify the parent in case of an illness or injury. Parents planning to be out of country should leave the name and telephone number of a responsible relative or neighbor who can be contacted. It is the parents’ responsibility to keep the school informed of any changes in telephone numbers.
Students should not be allowed to attend school if he/she has a fever, is vomiting, or has a rash. A child with conjunctivitis (Pink eye), a highly contagious infection, is not allowed to attend school and must be treated by a medical doctor before being allowed back in school.
The following criteria should be used as guide lines for keeping a student at home:
- Sore throat and swollen glands.
- Diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
- Undiagnosed rash or skin eruptions.
- Earache or drainage from the eyes.
- Fever within the last 24 hours.
- Vomiting within the last 24 hours