There is no school nurse at McKinnon Elementary. Contact the school at 872-5509 if you have any concerns. If your child is sick he/she belongs at home. Please do not send your child to school if the student vomited or had diarrhea in the previous 24 hours, has a fever; has a rash, or has other symptoms indicative of an illness. Do not send your student to school if your student has eyes that itch, burn, are bloodshot, or are draining (These can be symptoms of conjunctivitis or pink eye which is usually very contagious and needs treatment by your doctor); and your child may return to school after a minimum of 24 hours of antibiotic eye ointment treatment. If a child, for medical reasons, must be excused from participating in any school activity including PE for more than two consecutive days, a written explanation is required from a physician.
Emergencies, illnesses, or any accident occurring on the way to, from, or at school should be reported as soon as possible. Generally, if an accident does occur at school, the staff will administer basic first aid such as cleansing a wound, offering an ice pack, or applying a simple bandage. The parent will be notified in the event of more serious injuries or illness. In the event of a serious accident and the parent or guardian cannot be reached, the principal or designee will follow the most appropriate course of action. It is for this reason that it is mandatory for a child's emergency information to be kept current as personal circumstances change during the course of the year.
If a student becomes too ill to remain in class, parents or the emergency contact person will be called and asked to come to school and pick up the ill child. We have some temporary facilities to help comfort the sick child while he/she is waiting. However, transportation cannot be provided for children.
Minimum Immunization Requirements:
Parents/guardians must provide proof of immunization or provide documentation of medical or religious exemption from mandatory immunizations.
Diphtheria/tetanus/acellular pertussis (DtaP) or Diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis (DTP) or Diphtheria/tetanus (DT): 5 doses
Haemophilus influenza type b (Hib): 1-4 doses
Hepatitis B (hep b): 3 doses
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR): 2 doses
Polio (IPV): 3-4 doses
Tentanus/diphtheria/acellular Pertussis (Tdap): n/a
Varicella (chickenpox): 2 doses (or documented history of disease)