Health Office Policies

  • IMPORTANT INFORMATION FROM THE HEALTH OFFICE

    ILLNESS POLICY

    Please keep your child home and/or contact your child’s doctor for:

    • Fever greater than 100°  

    • Vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours

    • Pink signs/symptoms (unless being treated with medication for a full 24 hours)

    Per WCSD protocol: Children should be free from fever & vomiting and/or diarrhea for at least 24 hours prior to returning to school and resuming normal activities. 

    CONCUSSION/SIGNIFICANT HEAD INJURY

    Any student with a medically diagnosed “concussion”, significant head injury, or suspicion of a significant head injury based on medical disclosure of such observed or reported symptoms to the nurse:

    • Will be immediately removed from activity such as PE, recess, interscholastic and intramural athletics.

    • May not resume physical activities until at least 24 hours have passed without symptoms and the student has been assessed and cleared in writing by a medical provider. The school nurse will send the written clearance by the private medical provider to the District Physician for final approval.

    In order to return to Interscholastic athletics, the student must:

    • Receive written concussion clearance from a medical provider.

    • Complete a Return-to-Play program with the high school athletic trainer. After completing the program, the trainer will send documentation to the District Physician for final approval.

    MEDICATION

    New York State law as well as local regulations strictly outline the rules schools must follow concerning medication administered in school. The overall guideline is that such dispensing of medication must be kept to a minimum. Therefore, it is administered only when necessary to be given during school hours. 

    • The Nurse must have a written order signed by the provider and must include: The name of the student and medication, time, dose, frequency, route and reason.

    • It must have a professional label

    • Parent/Guardian written permission is submitted