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Apr 24, 2019
Charlton Heights Elementary SchoolPashley Elementary SchoolStevens Elementary SchoolO'Rourke Middle SchoolBH-BL High School

Health & Safety Information

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Whether a child feels healthy, safe and supported can have a significant impact on student performance.

In order to create a positive learning environment, the district supports health and safety policies and practices that address the physical, social and emotional needs of all students.

This section of the district website covers a wide variety of topics that relate to students' well-being.

Parents: Please see below and use the Health & Safety "more information" links on the right to review practical information regarding your child's well-being.


If your child does not feel well

If you suspect your child may be ill, please do NOT send him or her to school. We are committed to reducing the spread of infectious conditions and are not equipped to manage a sick child at school for any extended period of time.

See addition information about specific communicable diseases and conditions by clicking here.

Some other considerations:


A student should NOT attend school if:

  • A fever (100º or greater) is present. A student’s temperature should be normal without medication (Tylenol or Advil) for 24 hours before he or she returns to school.
  • The student has a cold with persistent heavy nasal discharge.
  • A persistent uncontrollable cough is present.
  • Vomiting occurs before school.
  • An unidentified rash is present.
  • The student has a very painful sore throat or a sore throat lasting longer than 24-48 hours and is getting worse. (Note: Students who have a strep throat infection should take their prescribed antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school. It takes 24 hours of an antibiotic regimen before the child is no longer contagious.)
  • He or she generally does not feel well.


Your child’s physician is the best source of information and advice in regard to your child’s health or illness. You are also welcome to contact your school nurse.


For school nurse contact information, see our School Nurses page.


More District Health Procedures



Parents of children with severe allergies who wish to work with the district on developing a care plan for their child should so inform their school principal and/or school nurse by August 1 of each year.


Tutoring or Transportation for Sick or Disabled Pupils

Special tutoring or transportation may be arranged for a student with an extended illness or an injury that prevents attendance at regular school or use of regular bus transportation. Special tutoring must be requested by the parent and recommended by a physician. Special transportation must be recommended by the attending physician and should be requested from the Superintendent.


School Insurance Policies

The district’s pupil accident insurance policy contains the provision that the family’s insurance will be used first in the event of an injury to a student in school. The amount that is not covered under the family policy may, in certain circumstances, be submitted to the school district’s insurer. Contact Human Resoures at 399-9141, ext. 85006 for more information.