Accidents/Illness

Health Room

Edmonds School District currently maintains its own staff of fully trained health education specialists. Our health education specialist is at Cedar Way one day a week. Trained office staff is available throughout the day to care for students who are ill or have incurred minor injuries.  Please let us know about any health concerns or preexisting conditions that might affect your child's schoolwork. 

Accidents

If a child is injured at school, a trained staff member will provide emergency first aid treatment. If the injury requires additional care, parents will be called immediately. If they are not home, the emergency contacts listed in the student system will be called. If no one is available to come for the student, we will use our best judgment in calling 911, or keeping the child in the school health room.

Illnesses

In order for your child to be available for learning and to control communicable disease in school, it is very important for you to keep your child at home when he or she displays any of the following:

  • a temperature of 100 degrees or more. Your child should remain at home in bed for the day and should be fever free for 24 hours (without the aid of acetaminophen or ibuprofen) before returning to school.
  • a diagnosed strep infection. Your child should be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • vomiting during the night or in the morning.
  • persistent diarrhea during the night and into the morning.
  • a moist productive cough, chest congestion, or discolored nasal discharge.
  • red swollen eyes that itch and are draining pus (woke up with eyes glued shut)

Please remember that your child’s doctor or licensed health care provider is your best consultant if you have questions if your child is ill. 

If your child has been diagnosed with a communicable illness, contact the school to discuss when your child should return to school. Examples include, but are not limited to, chicken pox, strep throat, impetigo, scabies, pink eye (conjunctivitis).

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