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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 SecretaryPhoneNursePhone
ArthurShelby Louviere319-558-2380Kasey Spores319-558-4405
Cedar River AcademySami Baeza319-558-2501Teri Schloss319-558-1437
ClevelandTashaya Robinson319-558-2466Rachel Barnd319-558-1037
ErskineEileen Foxhoven319-558-2802Kasey Spores319-558-4405
GarfieldAmy VanOort319-558-2183Connie Trautman319-558-3754
GrantBrandy Lowery319-558-3267Teri Schloss319-558-1437
Grant WoodCharlene Adams319-558-2799Molly Behounek319-558-3343
HarrisonAubrey Heck319-558-2803Lydia Quaid319-558-3084
HiawathaKim Comisky319-558-2793Alyssa Hague319-558-3450
HooverGretchen Arcand319-558-2370Victoria Leyh319-558-1867
Johnson STEAM AcademyJenny Emerson319-558-2711Molly Behounek319-558-3343
Kenwood Leadership AcademyKathryn Tyner319-558-2293Lydia Quaid319-558-3084
MadisonBetty Zebell319-558-2788Sarah Hamilton319-558-3208
Maple GrovePatty Breja319-558-2484Rachel Barnd319-558-1037
NixonBrittany Contreras319-558-2204Megan Dursky319-558-4324
PierceDeb Palmer319-558-2762Connie Trautman319-558-3754
TrumanLori Buzynski319-558-2239Laura Minear319-558-3607
Van BurenMichelle Ugarph319-558-2307Victoria Leyh319-558-1867
Viola GibsonChrista Douglas319-558-2565Megan Dursky319-558-4324
West WillowStacy Johnson319-558-2075Erin LeMieux319-558-1707
WrightCarrie Espinosa319-558-2310Sarah Hamilton319-558-3208
FranklinCassie Beck319-558-2076Ashley Perez319-558-3132
HardingAmber Strong319-558-2559Amy Duggan319-558-3190
McKinleyAshley Sacora319-558-2519Ashley Perez319-558-3132
RCCBADeb Blythe319-558-2319Amy Duggan319-558-3190
TaftRebecca Utterback319-558-2095Stephanie Nederhoff319-558-1074
WilsonNatalie Martin319-558-2097Jimmy Bauer319-558-3604
JeffersonCarrie Deam319-558-2221Samantha Pape319-558-3613
KennedyKathy Larson319-558-2054Alexis Becker319-558-3571
MetroDeb Gordon319-558-2272Sara Gordon319-558-3844
WashingtonJillian Nassif319-558-2459Jill Owens319-558-1196
Polk AECLeesa Jaeger319-558-2420Jimmy Bauer319-558-3604


Key contact

Sandy Byard

Health Services Coordinator