Our goal in health services is to support student success by returning students who are healthy and ready to learn to the classroom as quickly as possible. Nursing assessments provide the best foundation in health/hygiene situations to determine when to send a child home so that appropriate parental interventions may be quickly begun and a healthy student returns to school is achieved. A major health consideration for exclusion from school is the potential for spread of disease from person to person. School nurses will send students home in accordance with State laws regarding the communicable disease, based on signs and symptoms related to those diseases. A student may also have symptoms, behaviors, or conditions that are not necessarily automatically excludable, but still, keep the student from effectively participating in the education process. The school nurse may also exclude a student when those symptoms, behaviors, or conditions are health and hygiene related. Students are expected to be picked up as soon as possible after being notified. If the parent/guardian is unable to come to the school when notified, it is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to make arrangements for another responsible person or someone listed on the child’s registration form to act on their behalf and pick up the child. Please make arrangements for such an event in advance.
Your child may be sent home and should remain home if they exhibit the following symptoms and/or conditions: