Health Services

Sickness and Return to School

If your student has had an elevated temperature (100.0) or higher, diarrhea, or vomiting, they must be free of these conditions without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

Please note that we will be enforcing this 24 hour policy.  If a child is sent home because of illness they will not be allowed to attend the next school day.  

If a child is found to have head lice he/she will be unable to return to school until they have been treated. Upon returning to school the student must be reexamined and cleared by school personnel. Students and siblings of students will be rechecked in 7-10 calendar days.


The following guidelines will be followed when administering medication to your child:

1. All medications (prescription or over-the-counter) are to be turned into the office.  No medication is to be self-administered by the student without a physician’s written order.

2. All medications require parental/guardian and physician written request for administration.  A separate request is needed each time medication is provided by the parent/guardian.  This request should include the following information:  time of day medicine needs to be administered, reason for medication, and approximated length of time the student will be taking this medication.

3. All medications must be in the original container.  No medications will be administered if they are provided in such containers as envelopes, zip-lock bags, Tupperware containers, etc.  The original container must provide clear instructions for administration (proper dosage related to age, intervals between administration and route of delivery, and expiration date of medication)

If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please don’t hesitate to call.  I can be reached at the school (824-5857) or through the Perry County Health Department (547-6564).        – Community Health Nurse