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School Nurse

Welcome to Nursing Services!

Our Nursing Services team is made up of LPN and RN nurses who 

school nurses:

  • Dispense approved medication
  • Assist with illness and injury experienced at school
  • Screen students (see Health Screening below)
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Health Screenings

School Nurse

Amy Amelsberg

School Nurse
Middle School
School: 616-4204

Health Form

Students are required to submit a confidential health form upon enrollment in the district.

An updated form should be completed yearly in elementary and middle school, and then in9th and 11th grade, plus whenever changes occur: new medications, allergies, etc.

Health Form

Guidelines for Keeping Your Child Home from School

Parents often wonder whether or not they should send their child to school when they have a mild illness. Below you will find guidelines for keeping your child home due to illness. Please call your child’s school daily to report their absences.

  • Fever of 100°F or greater
    • They should stay home until 24 hours after their temperature has returned to normal (without the use of fever-reducing medications).
  • Vomiting or Diarrhea
    • They should stay home until 24 hours after the last episode.
  • Rash that might be disease related or unknown cause
    • Check with your primary care provider before sending student to school.
  • On antibiotics for any reason
    • Keep them at home until they’ve had a full 24 hours of medication.
  • Purulent (pus-like) eye drainage.
  • Symptoms of severe illness such as: unusual fatigue, uncontrolled cough, difficulty breathing.
  • Any illness in which your child is unable to participate and function properly in school.

If your child is ill, please call the school DAILY to report the illness.
If you have any questions about these guidelines, feel welcome to contact your family physician or your school nurse.

Return to School

See below for table of common childhood illnesses, their symptoms, incubation period and quick glance at when they can return to school.

Disease

Symptoms

Incubation Period

Student Should Stay Home

Pink Eye

Red, itchy eyes, pus-like drainage from eyes

1 to 3 days

no exclusion unless child has a fever or is unable to participate in routine activities

Influenza (Flu)

Fever, muscle aches, sore throat, cough, congestion, fatigue

1 to 3 days

Until 24 hours without fever and well enough to return to usual activities

Mono

Fever, sore throat, swollen glands, headache, fatigue

4 to 6 weeks

Until well enough to return to usual activities; Physician authorization for sports participation

Chicken Pox

Fever, itchy rash with red bumps, blisters, pustules and scabs

10 to 21 days

until all blisters have dried into scabs, usually 6 days after the rash began

Head Lice

Live crawling lice, nits (lice eggs)attached to hair shaft, itchy head and neck

7 to 10 days

 treatment recommended before returning to school

Ringworm

Body: Flat, round lesions that clear in the center and may have a raised border; Scalp: Round scaly patch with broken off hair shaft

Body: 4 to 10 days; Scalp: 10 to 14 days

Until 24 hours after treatment began

Impetigo

Skin lesions with yellow discharge that dries, crusts and sticks to the skin

1 to 10 days

Until 24 hours after treatment began

Strep Throat

Fever, sore throat, headache, nausea, vomiting, sometimes a fine, red rash (scarlatina)

2 to 5 days

until 12 hours after starting antibiotic treatment and without fever for 24 hours