When should I keep my child home from school?
Keep your child/children at home if they have any of the following:
Fever over 100.1F in the past 24 hours (may return when fever-free for 24 hours without medication (Tylenol, Motrin).
Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours.
Constant, persistent cough.
Persistent drainage from nose/eyes due to cold or allergies that the child cannot manage in the classroom.
Known contagious condition (ie. strep throat) that has not been properly treated.
Is my child’s absence excused if I report their illness on the sick line?
No. A note from a physician/medical office must be provided to the school to excuse an absence. If you do not report your child’s absence by 8:35 AM, you will receive an automated call to notify you of their absence.
Can my child bring medication to school?
No. All medications, with the exception of Tylenol, require a medication permission form signed by the child’s physician and legal guardian. Controlled substances (ie. Adderall, Ritalin) must be brought to the clinic by the child’s parent or guardian, in the original container, and will be administered by the nurse per the prescribing doctor’s order. Please contact the nurse for more information.
Immunization Requirements: Students are required to be vaccinated against certain diseases in Rhode Island. These requirements are based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics, and healthcare providers in Rhode Island.
Please submit the following forms and medications on the first day of school or earlier if possible. The nurse will be available a few days before the start of school. This is especially important if your child requires life-saving medication such as glucagon (diabetes), albuterol inhaler (asthma) or epinephrine (anaphylactic allergy).