The school health program is designed to give first aid and limited medical care for injuries and illnesses that occur primarily during school hours. In addition to providing care, school nurses perform health screenings and provide support for students with special needs. Education and wellness promotion is a major focus of our program. Please remember that the Health Office is not a primary care facility. School nurses cannot diagnose, prescribe treatment, or give medications without a doctor's order.
Students who become ill or injured in school should report to the Health Office with a pass from their teacher. Only students with emergencies will be admitted without a pass. Students are not to stay in the restroom, this is considered skipping a class.
The school nurse or designated staff MUST contact a parent/guardian before an ill student is sent home. Your students should not be calling you for this reason. If a student calls you and states they are ill, please refer them to the Health Office.
If your student is seen by a health care provider, please obtain a school excuse. A parental/guardian excuse may also be requested by the front office staff.