First Aid and Health
We may give only first aid. If your child becomes ill and is running a temperature (100 degrees or above), you will be contacted to come for your child. If you send a neighbor or a person unknown to us, please let us know in advance, as we will not let your child go in the care of someone else unless we are given permission from you.
If you wish your child to take medication (including over-the-counter medication), please follow the guidelines listed below:
- Written permission from the parent or guardian.
- A physician’s verification of the necessity for the medication; dosage; times or intervals at which it is to be taken; duration; and possible side effects.
- Medication must be in the original container and have the affixed label including student name.
- Accurate records of the medication given must be kept in the student’s file.
- A statement releasing and holding school personnel harmless from any and all liability for damages or injury resulting directly or indirectly either from the presence of the medication in the school or from its use by the student.
All medication (prescription and/or over-the-counter) will be sent to and dispensed only by the school nurse or his/her designee in the office. The only exception to this is the asthma inhaler, which the student may keep with him/her at all times. If the student uses the inhaler he must inform the nurse or the nurse’s designee immediately.
In addition, please report to the school nurse immediately if your child has a communicable disease, a rash or an eruption on the body. The school will report the case to the Health Department.
Your child must be excluded from school for the following diseases, as required by law and for the specified length of time:
- Chickenpox – until the scabs are dried.
- Measles (three days) – four days from first appearance of the rash.
- Measles (regular) – four days from first appearance of rash.
- Mumps – nine days after swelling occurs.
- Scarlet Fever – until the child has been under antibiotic treatment for twenty-four hours, or until recovered.
- Whooping Cough – three weeks from date of first whoop or until recovery has occurred as determined by a physician.
A physical examination is required by the Diocese for all kindergarten students and new pupils. A yearly physical examination is recommended for all students. This examination should be a positive procedure to appraise the child’s health, fitness for studies, and other activities, as well as to discover illness or other concerns.
Immunization and Vaccinations
A pupil in grades K-12 is in compliance if the pupil meets or exceeds the minimum number of immunizations required for protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whopping cough), polio, measles, mumps, and rubella. The State Legislature mandates which diseases pupils must be protected against. The Ohio Department of Health stipulates the number of doses of appropriate vaccines required.
If the student has no record that this has been done within fifteen days after the child enters school, the child will be excluded.
Vision and Hearing Testing
Vision and hearing testing are done on all new pupils and routinely in selected grades. If you receive a letter recommending further examination, please return the physician report to the school for your child’s health folder.