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Managing student illness/injury during the school day

Students are sent to the health office if they are injured or appear ill. Health office staff will attend to the student’s complaint. This may include providing first aid, asking the student questions about how he/she feels, taking a temperature, making observations, talking to the teacher, and contacting the school nurse. Students will be sent home for:

  • A temperature of 100.4º F or higher
  • Active, illness related vomiting or diarrhea,

The parent/guardian will be called and the student will be sent home. Other symptoms that influence the decision to send the student home include general appearance and functioning in the classroom. After a period of observation a decision will be made to do one of the following:

  • Notify the parent/guardian for symptoms of illness or injury of a serious nature as determined by the school nurse and/or health secretary. Not all student visits to the health office will result in parents/guardians being contacted.
  • Allow the student to rest in the health office for a brief period then return to class.

Students are to be fever-free without fever reducing medication before returning to school. During times of high rates of illness, such as during influenza season, the length of time a student must remain home after fever/symptoms of illness may change as recommended by Linn County Public Health.

Administration of medication to students

Contact a school health office

SchoolHealth SecretaryPhone
ArthurShelby Louviere2380Melissa Barker4745
Cedar River AcademySami Baeza2501Teri Schloss1437
ClevelandAndrea Sherron2466Lydia Quaid3804
ErskineKrissa Sindt2802Melissa Barker4745
GarfieldAmy VanOort2183Connie Trautman3754
GrantBrandy Lowery3267Teri Schloss1437
Grant WoodCharlene Adams2799Jordan Hagarty4226
HarrisonAubrey Heck2803Rachel Barnd1037
Hiawatha 2793Carrie Espinosa4117
HooverGretchen Arcand2370Victoria Leyh1867
Johnson STEAM Academy 2711Jordan Hagarty4226
Kenwood Leadership AcademyKathryn Tyner2293Lydia Quaid3084
Madison 2788Sarah Hamilton3208
Maple GrovePatty Breja2484Rachel Barnd1037
NixonAlicia Laufer2204Megan Dursky4324
PierceKate Wiley2762Connie Trautman3754
TrumanMichelle Freeman2239Laura Minear3607
Van BurenJune Hamilton (Smith)2307Victoria Leyh1867
Viola GibsonLacie Fisher2565Megan Dursky4324
West WillowStacy Johnson2075Erin LeMieux1707
WrightMiranda Bledsole2310Sarah Hamilton3208
Franklin 2076Lizzie Adams4762
HardingBrenda Gifford2559Amy Duggan3190
McKinleyAshley Sacora2519Lizzie Adams4762
RCCBADeb Blythe2319Amy Duggan3190
TaftRebecca Utterback2095Stephanie Nederhoff1074
WilsonNatalie Martin2097Jimmy Bauer3604
JeffersonCarrie Deam2221Samantha Pape3613
KennedyKathy Larson2054Alexis Becker3571
MetroDeb Gordon2272Sara Gordon3844
WashingtonJillian Nassif2459Alyssa Hague3450
Polk AECLeesa Jaeger2420Jimmy Bauer3604
Transition CenterSteph Nederhoff1074
City ViewSara Gordon3844


Key contact

Sandy Byard

Health Services Coordinator