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HEALTH INFORMATION

Hollow Hills Elementary School does not have a full-time school nurse on-site. We do not have the facilities to care for sick children. If your child is ill, please keep him/her home form school. We do have wonderful district nurses who we can contact in an emergency. It is vitally important that you make sure your child's emergency contacts are current each year.

Medications

State law, county and district policy is very explicit in reference to medication at school. Students may not carry any medication, including aspirin and cough drops. In order for the office to administer medication (prescription OR over-the-counter), we must have a form signed by the parent and physician with specific instructions. We are required to record all medication administered to students. Students who take medication daily are responsible for coming into the office for it. Dosages for medication must be clearly marked on prescription containers. This form is available below.

Authorization for Any Medication Taken During School Hours

Injuries

Students returning to school with casts, crutches, wheelchair, stitches, elastic bandages, or slings as a result of an accident or injury must provide a physician’s verification of permission to return to school and may not participate in physical education, noontime activities, recess, or be on the playground before or after school until a written release by a physician is received. This form is available below.

Re-admission After Accident/Injury

Head Lice

If you discover an infestation, please contact the school office immediately. All information is kept confidential, however, it is imperative that we inform you of the proper procedures for treatment and for readmission to school. In recent years, lice have become very resistant to customary treatments. A child must be “nit free” to return to school. The shampoos will not kill all the nits and the combs will not remove all of them. Hair must be sectioned off and the nits pulled out with the fingernails. If this is not done, reinfestation will occur. 

With communication and cooperation we can, hopefully, keep the problem to a minimum. Thank you for your help.

Guidelines for Returning to School After an Illness

Chicken Pox: 5 days from onset of rash; or after all lesions are dry. Students must be checked-in through the office.

Scarlet Fever: 48 hours from the start of effective antibiotic treatment.

Impetigo: After treatment by a physician when all areas are treated and covered or dry.

Ringworm: When affected areas are treated and covered.

Head Lice: After treatment and when hair is free of nits (eggs).

Scabies: After adequate treatment by a physician.

Strep Throat: 24 hours after first doses of prescribed medicine.

Pink Eye: Under treatment for 24 hours or no redness/drainage or by doctor's note.

Fifth Disease: No exclusion after rash appears.