Renaissance has its own school clinic with a fully trained nurse on site. For minor accidents, the nurse will take care of your child. In rare cases, if necessary, the nurse will arrange for a child to be taken to the nearby hospital. Of course, parents will be contacted and updated.
Pupils are not allowed to carry medication amongst personal belongings. Medicines must be given to the nurse, with a note from the parent or guardian. Medications need to be in their original pharmacy container and marked with the pupil’s name, name of the drug, its dosage and instructions.
A child with communicable disease MUST be kept at home and not sent to school under any circumstances. Children are considered contagious during the following periods:
|1. Chicken pox||6 days from onset of rash||Pocks or blisters have scabs and are found on parts of body that are usually covered by clothing.|
|2. German Measles (Rubella)||7 days or until symptoms disappear||Brief red rash, enlarged glands in the neck.|
|3. Mumps||9 days or until swelling disappears||Fever, swelling and tenderness of glands at angle of jaw.|
|4. Infectious Hepatitis||14 days from onset of clinical disease and at least 7 days from onset of symptoms||Headaches, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting usually fever; skin and eyes may or may not turn yellow.|
|5. Infectious Mononucleosis||Variable but usually 3-6 weeks||Fever, sore throat, malaise, swollen glands in the neck.|
|6. Scarlet Fever or Strep throat||7 days from onset if untreated or 48 hours after antibiotics.||Sore throat, fever, vomiting, fine rash later for scarlet fever (not on face).|
|7. Conjunctivitis (pink eye)||The child SHOULD NOT attend school until treatment is effective. It is highly infectious and should be treated right away.||Itching of the eyes, watering, redness, and discharge from eyes.|
|8. Cough||When a child has a bad cough (a cold) or other common but highly contagious illness, parents are asked to keep the child home so that the illness is not spread to other children.|
|9. Head lice||If a child is found to have head lice or nits, the parents will be contacted immediately and the child will be sent home. The whole class will be checked for head lice. Once any affected children have been treated at home they may return to school.|