PW Nurse

Nurse

Angela Mitchell

vm# 36981

Nurse Notes

Guidelines for whether or not to send your child to school

We want children in school and ready to learn. The following guidelines have been established to help determine when children should remain at home. They may need to rest at home if they have:

  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • or are not feeling well enough to participate in the school day

When your child is feeling ill please don’t hesitate to call the school nurse with questions or concerns. We would prefer the child remain at home for 24 hours after the symptoms have subsided. This helps prevent the spread of communicable diseases and allows the student the opportunity to rest and recover fully from the illness.

The school district will follow the guidelines from the Minnesota Department of Health for recommended exclusion and notification for vaccine-preventable diseases (mumps, measles, rubella, pertussis, diphtheria, viral hepatitis, chickenpox and meningitis).

Establish healthy habits early to ensure your child’s success

Instilling healthy habits and routines (adequate sleep/nutrition) and consistent attendance ensures a student’s success in school even as early as kindergarten. We know that too many absences/tardies, for whatever reason, can cause children to fall behind both academically and socially.

Mission

The mission of the school nurse is to facilitate and strengthen the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of students. School nurses identify and assist the removal or modification of health-related barriers to learning.