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Stargate’s Health Aide, assisted by the office staff, manages the school clinic and is responsible for maintaining health records, giving daily medications, daily diabetes care, and providing first aid to students who are sick or injured at school. If the Health Aide determines a child needs to go home because of illness or injury, parents/guardians will be contacted as soon as possible. Therefore, it is important that you keep Stargate informed of any change in address/telephone numbers, as well as emergency contacts in case a parent cannot be reached.
When to Stay Home
Your child must stay home for at least 24 hours if he/she is sent home from school with any of the following:
- Fever of 100 or above
Other reasons to keep your child home:
- Rashes-Child should stay home unless a note is provided by a doctor stated that the rash is not contagious or the rash goes away on its own
- Strep throat-Child may return after 24 hours of antibiotic treatment and when symptom free
- Common Cold- Keep your child home if your child is “not feeling well”, has a fever, a lot of nasal discharge (yellow, green, white), persistent cough
- “Pink Eye” (Conjunctivitis)-Child should stay home until the doctor determines infection is not contagious.
- Impetigo-Stay home until doctor advises their return
- Chickenpox-Child should stay home for one week after symptoms appear or until all papules (water-filled lesions) are scabbed or crusted over
- Persistent Cough- stay home if the cough disrupts child’s learning/classroom
- Eye/ear infection or Infected wounds-stay home if drainage or until physician advises return to school
Many students are diagnosed with potentially life-threatening food allergies. Any time food is brought into the school, please label it with all ingredients.
Stargate Medication Procedures and Required Forms
- Completed medication forms for all medications kept in the Stargate Health Office/clinic and for Stargate field trips, including overnights.
- All Medications need to be in the original container and marked with the student name.
- Controlled prescription medications will counted and signed in and out of the clinic.
- Keep in mind that teachers carry medications on field trips. (Tablets/chewables or smaller liquid bottles are preferred)
- If you have questions, please call the Health Office (303)450-3936.
All students must submit a completed Certificate of Immunization or Exemption upon enrollment at Stargate. Parents with bona fide medical or religious objections may request exemption to school immunization requirements. In the event of disease outbreak, Stargate and/or the State Department of Health may enact a quarantine, in which case the non-immunized child may be subject to exclusion from school.