Stormonth School Health Information
Children in school are very susceptible to colds and the common communicable diseases. Please keep your child at home if he/she:
- has a fever of 100 degrees or higher
- is vomiting or has diarrhea
- has an unexplained rash
- has “red eyes” with “mattering” in the morning
- has a cold/cough with thick discharge of yellow or yellow-green appearance
When completely recovered, your child can return to school with a note stating the nature of the illness and the dates absent. As a parent, you are familiar with the normal healthy appearance of your child, and you can detect early signs of illness.
Please call the Attendance Office at 247-4119 before 8:30 a.m. if your child will be absent for any reason. If the school does not receive telephone call by 8:30 a.m., every effort will be made to contact the parent to confirm the absence.
The Health Room Assistant provides basic first aid for injuries and illness which happen during the school day. The assistant will consult with the supervising school nurse when questions or problems occur which are not routine events. The Health Office is not a clinic, and therefore is not a substitute for the student’s own physician or health care provider.
If your child has a specific health problem, school personnel must be informed. The teacher, the principal, and the Health Room Assistant need to be told of the steps that are to be followed in case of emergencies (i.e. bee stings).
Should your child become ill at school, every effort will be made to contact his/her parents. Please make arrangements with a relative or neighbor who can be contacted in case you cannot be reached. Please tell your child of this arrangement and notify the school office.
In the event of an injury which may require a doctor’s attention, every effort will be made to contact you. In case of extreme emergency, the school will notify the physician listed on the child’s files and follow the instructions accordingly.
Please be sure that the school has a current emergency number.