Health Considerations

HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS

  • WHEN TO KEEP A SICK CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL

    A student who is sick is not able to perform well in school and is likely to spread the illness to other students and staff. It is advisable to consult with your health care provider if your child is ill, or contact your school nurse for further guidance.  According to best practice guidelines please do not send your child to school if he/she has:

    • COVID-19 Symptoms
    • A fever (an oral temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher). A fever is a common symptom when it occurs with a sore throat, an earache, nausea, listlessness or a rash. PLEASE keep your child home during the course of a fever - and for an additional 24 hours after the fever has passed without the use of fever-reducing medication
    • Vomiting during the night or more than twice in the past 24 hours
    • Diarrhea during the night or more than twice in the past 24 hours
    • Strep Throat (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school)
    • Bacterial Conjunctivitis, or Pink Eye (must have been taking an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school)
    • Ear Infection (must have taken an antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school)
    • A bothersome body rash, especially with fever and/or itching that spreads quickly and has open, weeping wounds

     

    MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

    Medication is defined to mean all drugs, whether prescription or “over-the-counter”.  It is the policy of the Bainbridge Island School District not to give medicine to students at school, except at the request of the parent and a licensed practitioner with prescriptive authority.  If it is necessary to take medication during the school day, please follow these steps:

    • Parents have the Medication at School form completed by their child’s health care provider https://bit.ly/2YRE94n
    • Parents bring in the completed form and the medication in the original container to the office
    • Please bring only the required number of doses to the school and keep the remainder of medication at home
    • Students are not allowed to transport the medication (unless the medication is an inhaler)

    BISD School Board Policy 3416 and Procedure P3416 outline the district’s policy regarding Medication at School.

     

    Updated July 2021