Parent/Guardian Medical Guidelines for
Rolling Hills Elementary School Clinic
Safety, Respect, & Responsibility
2/16/17: “Stomach Flu” If your child is vomiting and/or has diarrhea we request that you keep them home 48 hours AFTER symptoms have resolved. (Example: Last time they threw up was Wednesday evening, then they should stay home Thursday and Friday.
Mumps Alert letter_English 2-10-17.pdf
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Mumps Alert for Schools 2-9-17 - Chinese.pdf
Mumps Alert for Schools 2-9-17 - Korean.pdf
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Mumps Alert for Schools 2-9-17 - Russian.pdf
Mumps Alert for Schools 2-9-17 - Somali.pdf
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School Accidents or Illnesses
The school nurse provides emergency care and emotional support when a student has an accident or becomes ill during school hours. However, if a student meets the exclusions guidelines below, requires provider care or a restful home environment, it is critical that they stay home that day or they are picked up from the clinic as soon as possible if they are already in school. Therefore, changes in emergency contact information should be updated as soon as possible in the parent on-line form located on the https://my.cherrycreekschools.org/ website. Accurate/current phone numbers in the correct priority order are essential.
School attendance is important for a successful student. Nevertheless, the exclusion guidelines below can help ensure a safer environment for students. It can be difficult deciding when a child is too ill to attend classes.
There are three main reasons to keep sick children at home:
- The child doesn’t feel well enough to take part in normal activities, (such as; overly tired, fussy or won’t stop crying).
- The child needs more care than teachers and staff can give, and still care for the other children.
- The illness is on this list and staying home is recommended.
And remember, the best way to prevent the spread of infection is through good hand washing and avoiding touching your T zone (eyes, nose, mouth).
Children with the following symptoms or illness should be kept home (excluded) from school:
|SYMPTOMS||Child Must Be at Home?|
frequent, loose or watery stools compared to child’s normal ones that are not caused by food or medicine
|Yes - if child looks or acts sick; if child has diarrhea with fever and isn’t acting normally; if child has diarrhea with vomiting; if child has diarrhea that overflows the diaper or the toilet|
|FEVER with behavior change or other illness. A fever of 100°F or above in babies 4 months or younger needs immediate medical attention.||Yes, when the child also has a rash, sore throat, vomiting, diarrhea, behavior changes, stiff neck, difficulty breathing, etc.|
|“FLU-LIKE” SYMPTOMS |
Fever over 100°F with a cough or sore throat. Other flu symptoms can include tiredness, body aches, vomiting and diarrhea
|Yes - for at least 24 hours after the fever is gone, without the use of medicine that reduces the fever|
Note: Children with asthma may go to school with a written health care plan and the school is allowed to give them medicine and treatment
|Yes - if severe, uncontrolled coughing or wheezing, rapid or difficulty breathing and medical attention is necessary|
|Mild RESPIRATORY OR COLD SYMPTOMS |
stuffy nose with clear drainage, sneezing, mild cough
|No - may attend if able to take part in school activities|
Keep home if symptoms are severe. This includes fever and the child is not acting normally and/or has trouble breathing.
|RASH WITH FEVER |
Note: Body rash without fever or behavior changes usually does not need to stay home from school, call the doctor
|Yes – call the doctor. Any rash that spreads quickly, has open, weeping wounds and/or is not healing should be evaluated|
Throwing up two or more times in the past 24 hrs
|Yes - until vomiting stops or a doctor says it is not contagious. If the child has a recent head injury watch for other signs of illness and for dehydration|
Medication must be in the original container appropriately labeled from the pharmacy, and should be brought to the clinic by a parent accompanied by the prescription medication permission form. This form requires a health provider’s signature as well as a parent’s/guardian’s signature and should be dated. If your child needs a non-prescription medication on a schedule, you will be responsible for providing this medication to the clinic. Non-prescription medication must be brought in the original container and will be administered if accompanied by an over the counter medication form signed by a parent/guardian.
Allergies and Asthma
If your child has asthma, an allergy, or other medical condition, please note this when registering your child in the on-line PARENT FORMS. If the student requires an Allergy & Anaphylaxis Action Plan Form it must be signed and dated by a health provider and parent/guardian. This form is required when administering an antihistamine and/or epinephrine/EpiPen for mild to severe symptoms. Colorado State Asthma Care Plan forms must accompany measured dose inhalers (MDIs) for those diagnosed with asthma. These Care Plans must be signed and dated by a healthcare provider and a parent/guardian, too.
Medication Forms and Immunization Information
Forms can be found at www.cherrycreekschools.org , select “District Offices” located on the red bar, then “Health Services”. Medical forms and immunization information can be found on the right hand side of the Health Services page. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
5th Grade Students with Measured Dose Inhalers (MDIs)
One of the health goals for 5th grade students with MDIs is preparing them to carry their inhalers when entering middle school. The nurse will be happy to work with the parents/guardians and student in order to achieve this goal.
Valerie J. Hines, BSN, RN
Rolling Hills School Nurse
Direct Line: 720-886-3405
Fax Line: 720-886-3488