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Griffin Memorial School

“Imagine Greatness…Expect Success!”



Alexa Kerry, RN
424-5931 ext. 1108 


All Staff and Students are expected to take personal responsibility for the health and safety of self and other members of the school community.  

  1. Do you have any of the following symptoms? 

    1. Temperature of 100.0 oF or greater? If so please remain at home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. 

  1. New or unexpected respiratory symptoms:  cough, sore throat, runny nose, nasal congestion, or shortness of breath?  If so, please consider ruling out COVID or the flu with a healthcare provider or at home test.  Please remain at home until symptoms have improved and consider masking at school to help prevent the spread.

  1. Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea? Please remain at home until resolved for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

  1. Have you been in a household with anyone confirmed to have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive test result in the past 48 hours?

    1. If you answered yes, you may attend school and should wear a mask for 10 days from the date of exposure, AND

    2. You should be tested for COVID-19 on day 6 after exposure.

      1. If negative, you should continue to mask and take precautions through day 10.

      2. If positive, you must immediately isolate yourself from others.

  1. Have you tested positive but do not have any symptoms?  Please contact the school nurse to establish a timeline to return to school/ work.

If you answered “Yes” to any of the questions above, please continue to report to the attendance line and the school nurse to report symptoms and receive additional guidance.

Student Health
Children should be in good physical health before they attend school. All cold symptoms should be regarded as contagious (sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, cough, headache, temperature) and your child should remain at home. Any child with a rash, fever, vomiting, temperature, or general malaise should remain at home for 24 hours of observation. 

  1. *** Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever greater than 100 or if they have vomited within the past 24 hours.

  2.   Water bottles are important to keep your child hydrated during the school day. Please send one with your child each day.

  3.  You may provide any written health updates to the nurse or you may call me @ 424 5931 ext. 1108 anytime.

  4.  Please remember all medications for students must be brought in by a parent or guardian. They should be accompanied by a Doctor's order for administration in school along with a signed parent/guardian form as well.

  5. If your child requires medication, click below to print the required form:
      JLCD Administering Medication to Students.pdf

  6. ***Students are not permitted to carry any medication, except Inhalers or Epi-pens with signed physician and parent consent.

  Epi-Pen Self Administer Form Only.pdf

  Inhaler Self Administer Form Only.pdf

***Please use the absentee line or email address to report your child’s absence EACH DAY, even if you speak with the nurse.
You may call 424-5931 Ext. 2 or email [email protected] if your child will be absent or tardy. Whichever method you use, please leave the following information: Your child’s first and last name, the teacher’s name and the reason for being tardy or absent.
***All immunization records, physicals and health forms, sent to the school, should have a signature on them and should come from the practitioner. If your child receives updated immunizations, PLEASE provide them to the nurse for their health records.
***If your child has an injury requiring crutches or immobilization of an arm or leg, please call the nurse and I will provide assistance to the child. Any absences from PE and gym should have written documentation from your child's medical provider.

Students must remain out of school with:

  • Conjunctivitis-must receive medical treatment until communicable stage has passed
  • Hepatitis-doctor certificate required for readmission
  • Mumps-exclude from school from onset of swelling and until it has subsided (approx. 10 days)
  • Impeteigo-must receive medical treatment and remain at home 24 hours after treatment has started.
  • Mononucleosis-doctor certificate required for readmission
  • Ringworm--doctor certificate required for readmission
  • Streptococcal Disease-exclude from school. Must remain at home 24 hours after adequate treatment has been started.
  • Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac-not contagious unless direct contact with oil or discharge from rash. Severe cases should remain at home for the child's comfort.
  • Children will remain at home for any and all communicable diseases. If in doubt, check with the school nurse BEFORE sending your child to school. 

Flu Prevention - Check out this flyer for tips on preventing the flu
Allergy and Asthma Information Web site
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