Welcome to the Health Office for Students in Grades 6 - 12
Meg Geer, R.N.
Middle/High School Nurse
Phone: 585-538-3454 Fax: 585-538-3496
Welcome to the Health Office
Protect yourself against the flu and COVID-19 Disease
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for atleast 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains atleast 60% alcohol if soap and water are not available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick
- Stay at home if you are sick
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when coughing or sneezing.
For the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 disease visit:
CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
When to Keep your Child Home from School
Please note: Your child will be sent home from school if they have any of these symptoms for the health of your child and the health of all the other children in school.
- COVID like symptoms - fever/chills of 100.0° F or greater or any of the following: headache, fatigue, nasal congestion or runny nose, cough, new loss of taste or smell, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, muscle or body aches, shortness of breath or sore throat.
- Fever - A student with a temperature of 100.4° F or above will be excluded from school. The student's temperature must be below 100.4 degrees for a full 24 hours (without taking a fever-reducing medication) before returning to school.
- Colds/Flu - Frequent, hard cough or chest congestion. Large amounts of discolored nasal drainage, especially with facial pain, headache or fever.
- Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) A student with red, painful, itchy eyes, especially with discharge or crusting, should have a medical evaluation by a physician. Children with infectious conjunctivitis are considered contagious and will be excluded until 24 hours after treatment has begun.
- Vomiting - A child must be excluded from school if vomiting two or more times in 24 hours unless a physician feels the cause is not an infectious disease and the child is in no danger of becoming dehydrated. Your child may be sent home from school for vomiting one time.
- Diarrhea - A child with any diarrhea illness will be excluded from school until they are diarrhea free for 24 hours.
- Strep Throat/Impetigo - If your child is diagnosed with strep throat or Impetigo, they must be on antibiotics for a full 24 hours before returning to school. This means if they are diagnosed today, they can not return tomorrow. Please notify the school nurse if your child is diagnosed with strep or impetigo.
- Head Lice - If your child has a known or suspected case of head lice, please notify the school nurse. If your child has active head lice, it is recommended that they be treated with a medicated shampoo or lotion.
- Rash - Students with a questionable rash should be referred to a physician for a medical diagnosis and to determine if the rash is caused by an infectious disease.
Last Modified on April 26, 2023