Back to School Checklist

- Make sure required and recommended immunizations are up-to-date

- Review hygiene tips to prevent spread of infections

-Establish a bedtime and wake-up to ensure adequate and consistent sleep.

-Eat breakfast each day at home or at school.

-Know the school's policy regarding when to keep a sick child home (see below)

- If your child will receive medication during school, a health provider signed medication form is needed every school year, see below.

If Your Child Has a Health Concern

- Make your child's health concern known to the school and school nurse.  Fill out a Health Information 2019-20 form listed under Health Office Forms

- Bring current, signed healthcare provider orders for treatments and all medications to be given at school.  Bring in the medication supplies and medication in original container

- Together with the school nurse and other appropriate school officials, develop an individualized healthcare plan or other educational plan as needed, e.g. 504 and IEP

- Give permission for the school nurse to communicate with your family's healthcare provider.

- Provide parent/caregiver contact information and update the school with any changes

- Introduce yourself and your child to the school nurse.  Your school nurse is Alicia Slagle.

Students need to stay home if they fall under one of the below guidelines:

If your child has a fever of 100 degrees or more, your child needs to stay home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without the use of fever-reducing medication.
If your child has vomited and/or diarrhea, your child needs to stay home for 24 hours after the last episode.
Positive for strep, child needs to stay home until 12 hours after antibiotic treatment is started (also see fever guidelines)

If you are keeping your child home because of an illness, please call the school to report specific symptoms and/or diagnosis.  Please state if due to influenza-like illness: fever of 100 degrees or more, with a cough and/or sore throat


Make hand washing a healthy habit!