School Illness & Health Concerns
We will consider a student able to participate at school if he/she was sent to school with the parent’s knowledge that the child was not feeling their 100% best.
Children who complain of not feeling well at school will be checked for a fever and observed. If the child is free from a fever of 100.9 degrees orally or above, is free from vomiting, diarrhea or excessive coughing and does not appear to be ill, the child will be sent back to class.
Children that become ill at school or appear to have a communicable disease will be excused from school.
If your child becomes ill at school, we will make every effort to notify you immediately. The online enrollment information will be used to contact the parent(s) with primary custody. If we cannot contact you we will call the other people you have indicated on your emergency card.
For student safety, if a child is too sick or injured to stay at school, they are also too sick or injured to walk home independently. A parent or emergency contact person must pick the child up from school.
When to Keep Your Child in Your Care at Home
Please keep your child under your care at home if they have a fever at or above 101 degrees, if they are vomiting, have diarrhea, or are
excessively coughing. Please keep your child home until they are fever-free without the use of anti-fever medication, free from vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours before sending them back to school. If your child is unable to attend school, please call the school daily to report an absence. Students are not permitted to stay in at recess time without a doctor’s order. If a student is well enough to come to school, they will be considered well enough to participate in outdoor recess.
If children are so ill that they are unable to attend school for more than 3 consecutive days, please consider contacting your physician. Please forward all doctor and dentist notes to the office to change the attendance record from a “parent requested absence” which may be excused or unexcused depending on how many days your child has missed to an “excused doctor’s absence”. Please see the school’s attendance policy for more information.
Students are not permitted to stay in at recess time without a doctor’s order. If a student is well enough to come to school, they will
be considered well enough to participate in 15 to 20 minutes of outdoor recess. A doctor or dental note or excuse is required for a student to be excused from physical education or outdoor recess.
Dental and Doctor Excuses for Physical Education:
Physical Education Excuses:
Wisconsin Stat. 118.15 (1) (c) states that students may be excused from a school program if a parent/guardian provides written evidence from a physician or licensed practitioners that the student is not in proper physical or mental condition. Such excuses shall state the period of time for which it is valid but not to exceed 30 days.
Recess, Field Trips, and Extracurricular Events:
Those students unable to fully participate in physical education will also be unable to participate in recess activities, field trips, and extracurricular events requiring physical activity. Students who have a doctor’s note allowing for partial activity in physical education will be allowed to participate in recess, field trips, and extracurricular events as activity indicates.
School program limits due to breaks, sprains, or concussions require a doctor’s note to resume full activity.
Parent notes for PE:
Parents may write a note to excuse their child from physical education due to a parent identified illness or injury for 1 day while awaiting medical follow up or healing.
Slings, braces, crutches, or a wheelchair
Students who require the use of slings, braces, crutches, or a wheelchair due to an injury or surgery must have a physician's order stating limitations and restrictions. The doctor’s order must specifically include the use of crutches or a wheelchair during school. A doctor’s note is required to resume full activity in physical education or school programs.
Wisconsin Stat.118.293(4)(a) states an athletic coach, or official involved in a youth athletic activity, or health care provider shall remove a person from the youth athletic activity if the coach, official, or health care provider determines that the person exhibits signs, symptoms, or behavior consistent with a concussion or head injury or the coach, official, or health care provider suspects the person has sustained a concussion or head injury. A person who has been removed from a youth athletic activity under par.(a) may not participate in a youth athletic activity until he or she is evaluated by a health care provider and receives a written clearance to participate in the activity from the health care provider. Wisconsin Stat.118.293(4)(b). Note: A licensed athletic trainer can clear students/athletes from a concussion.
Following a concussion, students must have a written release from a physician or a licensed athletic trainer indicating the student is able to fully participating in school academic activities prior to the student returning to physical education, recess, or extracurricular sporting events. See EASD policies on Return to Academics and Return to Play following a concussion.
Handicap parking is available at all school buildings for those students, family members, visitors and staff who have a temporary or permanent physical disability.
If you are an able-bodied person, please keep those parking areas open for those
that need them. Thank you!