Illness or Injury
Illness or Injury
Any child who becomes ill or is injured at school is sent to the school office.  The office staff will take the child’s temperature and clean and bandage cuts and scrapes, and apply ice if necessary.  Parents are contacted when a child needs further attention.  Parents are expected to pick up children within one hour of being notified that the child is ill or injured.  Failure to pick up sick children in a timely manner may result in contacts with the Murfreesboro Police Department or Rutherford County Department of Human Services.  It is extremely important, for this reason, that the office be informed of any change in home, work, or cell phone numbers throughout the school year.  Please do not send your child to school if he/she is ill.  All children should be fever, vomit, and diarrhea free (without the aid of medication) for at least 24 hours before returning to school.    We want our students to be well and able to learn as well as to protect other students from the unnecessary spread of germs. 
Medication:  In order for the office staff to administer prescription medication to students, the proper medical forms MUST be filled out by the doctor and parents and filed in the school office.  NO medication will be administered without the proper paperwork on file.  ALL prescription medication will be stored in the school office, NOT left with the student.   Any medicine needed during school hours should be given through the office (including cough drops, inhalers, etc.).