• Health Records and Emergency Information
    • Before a pupil enters the school, it is crucial that health records are completed and submitted. These records should include relevant medical information, addresses, telephone numbers, and immunization history. Parents must ensure that emergency contact information is up to date. Confidential medical conditions of a child should be shared with the school.
  • Illness and Attendance
    • To maintain the health and safety of all students, we kindly request that you refrain from bringing your child to school if they are unwell. During the pandemic, this is especially important. If you’re unsure whether your child should attend school due to illness, please contact us for guidance. If a child becomes ill during school hours, parents will be notified and must pick up their child within one hour. If parents are unavailable, the designated emergency contact person will be informed.
  • Return to School After Illness
    • A child who is removed from school due to illness may only return once symptoms that require removal are no longer present. The child should also be free of any contagious diseases unless accompanied by a doctor’s note stating that the illness is non-contagious and that the child is otherwise fit to participate in our daily activities.
  • Guidelines for Children Requiring Exclusion from School
    • Children with the following illnesses must be symptom-free before returning to school. If the child is on antibiotics, they may return after 24 hours of starting treatment, provided they have no fever (under 100°F under the arm) and are no longer contagious.
    • Signs of illness include unusual lethargy, irritability, persistent crying, runny nose (more than clear), significant cough, difficulty breathing, diarrhea, vomiting, mouth sores, rashes (with a doctor’s note confirming non-contagiousness), pink eye, contagious diseases (e.g., chickenpox, mumps, measles), impetigo, lice, ringworm, scabies, strep throat, scarlet fever, tuberculosis, shingles, and any other contagious disease or rash. Children with a fever of 100°F or above may not attend school.
  • Medication Policy
    • We do not administer medications to children at Pershing Hills Elementary. If your child requires medication to participate comfortably in classroom activities, they may be too ill to attend. We will only administer doctor-prescribed medications if the child is no longer contagious, and a medication consent form has been signed. Examples include antibiotics for ear infections and Tylenol/Calpol for teething or pain associated with minor injuries.
  • Medical Emergency Procedures
    • Emergency information is kept on file at the school. In case of illness or injury, this information will be used to notify you or your designated emergency contact of your child’s status. Our on-site nurse will administer first aid in the event of an injury. If further medical treatment is necessary, we will make every effort to contact you or your chosen doctor. An injury report will be completed and provided to parents. Emergency treatment authorization must be signed during enrollment. It is crucial to keep your emergency contact information up to date.
  • Note: In case of a serious accident or sudden illness requiring immediate medical attention, the following procedures will be followed:
    1. The child’s parents (or emergency contacts) will be called.
    2. The child will be separated from other children and appropriately cared for.
  • Evacuation Procedures
    • Emergency evacuation signs are posted on the premises. In the unlikely event of an evacuation, children will be taken to an alternative location, and you will be promptly notified. Detailed information about the alternative site will be posted at the school.