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DISTRICT 113A HEALTH GUIDELINES

LEMONT SCHOOL DISTRICT 113A
HEALTH GUIDELINES

SCHOOL PHONE NUMBER
630-257-2286

  Oakwood: Extension 1102 Old Quarry: Extension 4102 River Valley: Extension 2102

 

In order to provide as healthy a school environment as possible for all students and staff, the following guidelines have been prepared to assist you with decisions relating to your child’s health and school attendance.

If your child is not feeling well and you are uncertain about sending him/her on any given school day, it is best to keep your child home and observe him/her for further symptoms.

Upon making the decision to keep your child home, please notify the school that the student will be absent and state the nature of the illness. Please call the absentee line for the appropriate school.

Gym excuses: Parents can write a note excusing their child from physical education for 1 day. If your child requires additional days, a note from a medical doctor is required.

COLDS
Student should remain at home if he/she:1) has an excessive cough 2)has an excessive runny nose or green nasal discharge 3)has an elevated temperature 4) is too uncomfortable to function in school.
CHICKEN
POX
 
Inform the school nurse. The student must be excluded from school for 5-7 days until all vesicles are dried and crusted over.
COXSACKIE
VIRUS
 
Also known as Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease. Student can attend school unless fever or weeping lesions are present, or child is unable to participate in school activities.
DIARRHEA
Student should remain at home if diarrhea occurs 2 times in a day, or if accompanied by other symptoms such as: fever, vomiting, fatigue.
EAR
INFECTIONS
 
Student should be evaluated by M.D. if he/she complains of ear pain.
Early treatment can prevent possible hearing complications.
EYE
INFECTIONS
 
Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) needs to be determined and treated by a medical doctor. Student may return after 24 hours if symptom free and has a doctor’s note.
FEVER
Students must remain home if temperature is 100 degrees or above, and may return after being fever free for 24 hours.
FIFTH
DISEASE
 
The student is no longer contagious once the rash (slapped cheek) appears. Notify the nurse, and anyone who might be pregnant who came in contact with the student before the rash appeared.
FRACTURES
AND
SURGERIES
 
Parents need to contact the Principal and the Nurse to determine modifications of physical activity and mode of travel throughout the building. Written information from M.D. is essential, including clearance to return to physical education.
HEAD LICE
Notify the Nurse if you find lice in your child’s hair. If found at school, student will be sent home and parent should treat immediately. Information will be given and all students in that classroom will be checked by the Nurse and a letter will be sent home. Student must be checked by the Nurse and be nit free before returning to class.
IMPETIGO
This is a contagious skin infection characterized by sores covered with a brownish/yellowish crust. The student must remain home and may return 24 hours after treatment with a note from his/her MD.

NOSEBLEEDS
 
Parents will be called to pick up their child if the nosebleed lasts for more than 10 minutes.
SCHOOL
INJURIES
 
The Nurse will assess the injury and administer first aid. No notification is necessary for students with minor injuries and no symptoms. Other injuries will be treated and, depending on the nature and status, the parents will be notified by a note or phone call.
RASHES
Student is to remain at home with any undiagnosed skin rash unless a doctor’s note stating the rash is not contagious is presented.
STREP
THROAT
 
Student may return 24 hours after antibiotics started if able to participate in class and is fever free.
VOMITING
Student should remain at home if he/she vomited within the past 24 hours until resolved, and it is determined the vomiting is not due to another illness such as the flu or strep throat.

 

 
 

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