Rosedale employs several nurses who are available at both campuses. The nurse is also available for consultation and is responsible for record-keeping.
Students who become ill during the school day are to go to the school office. School personnel may provide certain types of pain relievers and over-the-counter ointments with parental permission.
No student with a temperature of 100 degrees or higher will be allowed to remain in school. Parents will be called to pick up their children in less than an hour. Students must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school. No sick child can stay in After Care.
If a student must take a prescription or over-the-counter medication at school, the medicine must be in the original container and kept in the school office. Additionally, the prescription medicine must be accompanied by a detailed order from a doctor. Students should never carry medication or medicate themselves.
Please obtain a copy of our Medication Administration guidelines from the school nurse for additional details about our medication administration policy.
The following list outlines various illnesses and corresponding policies:
A child who sees a physician for a sickness (not a general checkup) should have a note from the doctor indicating when the child may return to school.
If a child continually complains of not feeling well throughout the school day and is behaving in a manner that is not his/hers regular behavior, a parent may be called to discuss how he/she feels and whether he/she should go home.
A child with a fever of 100 degrees or higher will not be admitted to or permitted to stay in school. The child may be permitted to stay if he/she has had a recent vaccine. The child may return to school when he/she stays fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
One episode of vomiting in the absence of other signs of illness may not be a problem. The student will be evaluated by the office after the occurrence. One episode a day for two days or two episodes in one day will require him/her to be sent home. The child may return when a doctor has cleared the child, or the child has not vomited for 24 hours without medications.
Diarrhea or Frequent Bathroom Use
In the absence of other illness signs, the child may be permitted to stay as long as the child has had only one episode and it is contained within the bathroom. The child will be sent home when he/she has more than one episode or the child soils his/her clothes. The child must remain at home for 24 hours after the last episode without medicine.
Any rash with fever or behavioral changes will result in a child being sent home. The child will need clearance from a doctor to return. If the rash appears severe enough but does not have a fever, a parent may be called by the office.
Any child with red swollen eyes, white or yellow discharge, or crusting around the eyes will be sent home until seen and cleared by a doctor. If the child is diagnosed with pink eye, he/she needs to be on treatment for 24 hours before he/she may return.
A child with a sore throat in the absence of a fever may stay. If the child is diagnosed with strep throat, he/she must be on antibiotic treatment for 24 hours before he may return.
A child will be permitted to attend unless he has a fever that is over the allowable limit. If the child has any discolored nasal discharge with other symptoms such as coughing, watering eyes, fever, or lethargy, he/she will be sent home until cleared by a doctor or when the symptoms subside.
A child with a persistent or uncontrollable cough will not be admitted to the school. He/she may be readmitted with clearance from a doctor or after the cough subsides. Exception: a child with a documented case of asthma.