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About Health Services
With the philosophy that "healthy children learn better", professional school nurses work with parents and community partners to address the physical, mental, emotional and social health needs of school children on a daily basis. Pipestone School District Health Services staff provide emergency care for students and staff, health screenings, assessments, and referral for all students, essential health treatments for students with special needs, and health promotion and disease prevention activities that address wellness across the lifespan.
If your child has any of the following, they must stay home:
1. Fever. Any temperature of 100.4° Fahrenheit is a fever, and children shouldn’t go to school with fevers. Children should be fever free for 24-hours without the use of medication to bring it down prior to returning to school.
2. Vomiting or diarrhea. Children should be home for 24 hours from the last episode.
3. Bad pain. If your child has a sore knee or a mild headache but is otherwise acting okay, it’s likely fine to give some medicine and send them off. But if the pain is anything more than mild, don’t do it. Pain is always something you want to keep an eye on. Keep them home and call your doctor instead.
4. Severe coughing or anything different about your child’s breathing. Even if your child does not have a fever, excessive coughing is a reason we will send children home. It is distracting from learning in the classroom and most children do not cover their coughs.
|Contact: Josie Loll|