Illness, Injury and Disease

Illness or Injury
If a student becomes ill or is injured during the school day, the student will be referred to the nurse on site. If no nurse is on site, staff may call the Licensed School Nurse assigned to the school. If it is determined that the student needs to go home, the nurse or the classroom staff will contact the parent/guardian, or in their absence, the designated emergency contact person. it is expected that parents/guardians will attend to their child's illness/emergency in a reasonably timely fashion. The parent/guardian/designee will be expected to sign the child out at the office. Proper identification may be requested of individuals not recognized by the office staff.

Communicable Diseases
The health service personnel follow the communicable disease guidelines consistent with the Minnesota Department of Health. If a student is diagnosed with, or suspected of having a communicable disease, the nurse will contact the parent/guardian to assure that appropriate treatment and follow-up are done. At times, it may be necessary to exclude a student from school.
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