Nativity of Mary School Health Service Information
Mrs. Becky Rodier
Health Office Phone
952-881-8160 ext. 203
Guidelines on when to keep a sick child home.
The Attendance Line is managed by the school nurse. Please phone the Attendance Line (952-881-8160 ext. 203) for all absences no matter what the reason. For those absences that are due to illness, please leave a detailed message that includes the symptoms of the illness. The school nurses use this information to track illness trends in the school.
Please keep your child home if he/she has a fever of 100 degrees or higher, has vomiting or diarrhea, or has a rash that hasn't been diagnosed. Students with fever of 100 degrees or higher may return to school once their temperature has remained under 100 degrees for 24 hours. Students with vomiting and diarrhea may return to school once they have gone 24 hours without vomiting or diarrhea. Please call the school nurses if you have questions about whether a child is well enough to return to school.
It is extremely important for the school nurses to know of any health conditions your child may have such as asthma, severe allergies, diabetes, seizures, etc. Are there any physical limitations or dietary restrictions necessary while your child is in school? Please contact the Health Office with any information that could affect your child while at school.
We follow the same policy as Bloomington Public Schools that states that no drugs (including ibuprofen, Tylenol, and over the counter medications) will be given without a written order from the child's doctor and a parent signature. This medication authorization form can usually be filled out by the doctor via faxing and rarely requires a doctor visit if your child is up to date with their physicals. Please contact the Health Office if you need assistance with this. For the safety of all students in the building we ask that you follow this policy and refrain from sending medication in your child's backpack for them to use unsupervised.
Please notify the Health Office if your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease (strep throat, head lice, chicken pox, pink eye, etc.). This allows us to send notices to your child's classroom and track disease trends in the school.