School Health Services
Welcome to School Health Services
School Health Services are provided to promote and maintain the health of all students, thus enabling them to function optimally as students and future members of society.
This goal can be achieved through the communication and cooperation of parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, the school nurse, the school doctor and community agencies.Nurses are available during normal school hoursMrs. Czuprynski, RN, Elementary School NurseTelephone 836-7200 ext. 8210 - Fax 566-3619Ms. Erin Lepsch, RN, Middle/High School NurseTelephone 836-7200 ext. 8330 - Fax 566-3619
A note from the nurses: We know it can be difficult as parent to decide whether to send your child(ren) to school when they do not feel well. In general, unless your child is significantly ill, the best place for them is in school. However, there are some situations in which it is best to plan on keeping your child at home to rest, or to arrange for an appointment with your health care provider.
The following are a few situations that warrant staying home and/or calling your health care provider:
- A FEVER in the last 24 hours 100.3° or greater. Do not give your child Tylenol, and send them to school if they have had a fever in the past 24 hours. Your child is contagious to other children until they are fever free for 24 hours.
- A child that is too SLEEPY due to illness keeping them up at night.
- VOMITING and/or DIARRHEA in the past 24 hours.
- PERSISTENT OR UNCONTROLLABLE COUGH every few minutes, that makes a child feel uncomfortable, or is keeping them up at night.
- SEVERE SORE THROAT with or without fever, especially after known exposure to Strep throat infection.
- RASHES Honey-crusted sores around the nose or mouth, and a rash in various stages including boils, sores and bumps; especially if accompanied by other symptoms of illness such as fever. Your child’s Pediatrician MUST CLEAR ALL RASHES.
- BRIGHT RED ITCHY EYES with or without discharge.
- Large amount of NASAL DISCHARGE, especially if discolored and accompanied by facial pain/headache
- SEVERE EAR PAIN or drainage from the ear; with or without fever.
- SEVERE OR PERSISTENT HEADACHE, especially if accompanied by fever.
- HEAD LICE – must show proof of treatment and be cleared by the school nurse.
If your child has any of the above symptoms it is better to let them stay home until they are feeling better, and are ready to learn for a full day in a classroom. When in doubt, please contact your child’s pediatrician.
In most cases your child may return to school when they are symptom free for 24 hours,
or 24 hours after the start of prescribed medication.
Please notify the nurse immediately if your child has been diagnosed with any of the following communicable diseases:
Chicken pox, Scabies, Conjunctivitis, Head Lice, Pneumonia, Strep infection, Pertussis, Shingles, Pinworms, Hand Foot and Mouth Disease, Fifth’s Disease, Ringworm, or Impetigo
We appreciate your cooperation as always, and look forward to a great year!