Menus, Nutrition, Wellness

East Allen County Schools

HEALTH SERVICES

STUDENT ILLNESS AND INJURY POLICY        

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For the sake of other children’s health, your child should NOT attend school if he or she:

  • has a morning temperature of 99° or afternoon temperature of 100° (or above)
  • is vomiting and/or has diarrhea in the morning or during the night
  • has a rash, whether it is itchy or not
  • has a communicable disease such as chicken pox, or a bacterial or fungal infection such as conjunctivitis (or pink eye), impetigo, and/or ringworm
  • appears obviously ill with or without a fever
  • persistent cough and or persistent runny nose

If your child becomes ill at school with any of the above indicators, you (or an emergency contact person) will be called to pick-up your child.  Sick children are NOT sent home on the bus.

Injury                                                                                                 

To keep parents informed about the cause and anticipated outcome of pic2an injury, phone calls or notes may be used to alert parents of an injury that may require more than minor first aid.

If you feel your child needs to remain in the school building during recess and/or not participate in Physical Education class for more than one day, we must have a note from your physician. This may be faxed or sent to school.

RETURN TO SCHOOL POLICY

Children kept home from school due to fever, must remain home until fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication such as Tylenol or Advil.  Please check your child’s temperature later in the day as many fevers “spike” after noon.

pic3Children who are vomiting or have diarrhea MUST stay home until they are symptom free for 24 HOURS.

Pinkeye, and impetigo (oozy, crusted rash on nose or mouth), are contagious and must be treated by a doctor.  Students may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotic therapy and with a doctor’s note.

Ringworm (red scaling, circular lesions) is also contagious and must be properly treated by a physician.  A doctor’s note is encouraged.  Lesions may be covered while student is at school.