First Aid and Medication

  • Illness

    When you child is ill please keep him/her home. Children who run a fever, vomit, experience diarrhea, coughing, sore throat, or other cold/flu related symptoms are not ready for a rigorous day at school. The child needs at least 20-24 hours to recover. Please supply a written excuse to the Attendance Office upon the child's return.


    On occasion, a child may be suspected of having a health condition which may be contagious and warrant examination by the family doctor. In these instances, the school may issue a "Health Exclusion Form" which requires the family doctor to complete before the child can be readmitted to school.


    Excuse from Outdoor Play

    A child healthy enough to attend school is considered healthy enough to participate in playground and physical education activities and will be expected to participate. Special consideration will be given to students who have health problems documented by a physician.



    Children are not permitted to carry or take any medication at school without a doctor’s order and parent permission. This policy includes prescription and "over-the-counter" medication. If you have any questions, please contact the School Nurse. Click here to read the school policy on administration of medicine.


    First Aid

    If a minor accident occurs in school, first aid will be administered. No treatment beyond first aid will be given. In more serious cases, the parent will be notified.


    Health Room

    A Health Room is available for students who are ill or need medical assistance. The nurse and/or health room assistant will be on staff to assist students.