General Information

When to Keep Your Child Home

  • A skin rash from an unidentified cause that has not been evaluated by a physician.  Please note that open sores should be covered until healed or evaluated by a physician.
  • The oral temperature is 100° F or greater. A student with such a fever should remain home for 24 hours after the temperature returns to normal without the aid of fever-reducing medication.
  • If experiencing nausea, diarrhea and/or vomiting.  Students should remain home until symptom free for 24 hours without the use of medication.
  • If complains of severe, persistent pain.
  • If showing signs of an upper respiratory infection (cold symptoms) or any other illness serious enough to interfere with the student’s ability to learn.
  • There are signs of conjunctivitis (“pink eye”) with symptoms such as secretions from one or both eyes, itching, and crusts on eyelids.

Reporting an Absence

You must notify your student's school by calling your school's attendance line if your child is home sick and report any diagnosed communicable diseases.  When reporting an absence please indicate the reason for the absence and if it is due to illness, please report symptoms including if your child has a fever, cough or sore throat.

Please refer to the handbook for further information. 

Returning to School After an Illness

Depending on the illness, a letter provided to the school nurse from your child's physician may be required prior to your child being re-admitted back to school. If your child's physician feels your student requires medical accommodations upon returning to school, please have the physician list the requested accommodations and we will do our best to meet those accommodations. Your student's health and safety upon returning to school is a number one priority! 

If there is any uncertainty whether a "Return to School" letter is required for you student, please call the school health office to discuss any questions or concerns. 

A "Return to School" letter must be signed and dated by your student's physician. 

PE/Activity Restrictions

A parent may provide a letter to the school nurse to excuse their child from PE/Activities for one week for elementary students and three days for middle school student.  (Please contact to the health services secretary at York High School for PE excusal information at the high school level).  

If your student needs to be excused from PE/Activities for greater than the time allotted, a physician letter must be provided to the school nurse stating the reason for the restriction, the date of when the restriction starts and when the student may return to normal activity. If the date of return is not listed, a follow up letter must be provided to the school nurse in two weeks with an update of your student's medical condition and, if possible, a date for returning to normal activity. Your student may not return to PE/Activities until the school nurse is provided a letter with physician clearance. 

Please contact your school nurse for questions/concerns regarding your student's specific circumstances. 

Each building has a nurse present daily. A certified school nurse is present in the buildings on assigned days of the week in addition to the building nurse.

Hours of Operation: 7:45-3:45