Frequently Asked Questions

  • What are the reasons for dismissal or exclusion from school?

    Reasons for Dismissal/Exclusion
    1. Temperature over 100 degrees
    2. Cough with fever
    3. Suspected infection of eye, ears, nose, throat, skin, or scalp
    4. Severe headache or abdominal pain
    5. Suspected communicable disease and/or rash of unknown origin
    6. Suspected fracture or any severe or disabling injury
    7. Questionable need for sutures
    8. Vomiting or diarrhea
    9. Head injury requiring a physician evaluation
    10. Mental health crisis
    11. Immunization delinquencies without exemption documentation


    What if my child will be absent for an extended period of time?

    If your child has an extended absence due to illness or injury, please inform us. We can help troubleshoot obtaining schoolwork and can answer questions related to attendance.

    What if my child is returning to school after being hospitalized?

    Students returning to school after being hospitalized due to a physical, mental, or chemical health related issue will need a re-entry meeting scheduled before returning. A member of our Student Support Team will schedule a meeting usually the morning of the student’s return to school. Parents must plan to attend this meeting to review changes in the student’s health status and to ensure that supports are in place for the student’s academic success.

    What if my child needs to take or carry medication at school?

    At the High School level, students are encouraged to keep their Asthma inhalers, Epi-pens and Diabetic supplies in their possession at all times. Students should have access to their emergency medication as quickly as possible, especially if they are involved with after-school activities or athletics. Extra medications and supplies are also kept in the Health Office, a doctors order must be on file for all medications. ALL other medications that need to be administered to students during the school day must be administered in the health office and brought to school by a parent.

    How long are sports physicals valid?

    Under MIAA rules, a student's physical exam is good for 13 months from the date of the exam; i.e. an exam performed on 9/1/2017 will be valid until 10/1/2018. Students who participate in sports need to have a valid physical exam on record here in our office that is current through their entire sport season. If your child's physical exam expires during the sport season, they will be exempt from play until a new physical exam is provided to us. Please plan accordingly and schedule your child’s exams to avoid any interruption in your child’s athletic season.