Illness and Injury


I am available to students who become ill or are injured during school hours. You will be notified when the situation warrants, otherwise the child will be evaluated and returned to class.

Diagnosed communicable ( chickenpox, pink eye, mononucleosis, for example) should be reported to the Nurse's office.

Contagious Illness Policy

It is our goal in Health Services to help keep students healthy, in class, and learning. However, there are times when a student is sick or potentially contagious to other students and staff. When these times are observed, parents/guardians will be contatcted to pick up their child.

Parents/Guardian will be notified with the following conditions:

  • Temperature of 100.4 or higher
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea (if it interferes with classes)
  • Infections of the eyes
  • Any open draining wound that has not been medically treated

Fever Policy

Any student running a temperature of 100.4 or greater will be sent home. Tylenol will be given with prior written permission by parents (Student Health Info Sheet in the Student Handbook). Students should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours without taking medication to reduce their temperature.


Students with minor injuries occurring at school will be treated and returned to class. First Aid treatments and preparations used are in accordance with American Red Cross First Aid as recommended by the Arkansas State Board of Education, School Health Services Program.