Welcome to the Health Office
The Sutton SCEL/Elem Health Office provides a full range of health care services for students and staff.
- Provides nursing care to students and staff that are sick, injured, or have chronic medical conditions
- Develops individual care plans in collaboration with physicians, parents/guardians, and staff for students with allergies, diabetes, asthma, seizures, and other acute and chronic conditions
- Conducts state mandated screenings
- Reviews and maintains student’s medical and immunization records in accordance with state law
- Coordinates various health and wellness programs for student
- Conducts educational in-services for faculty on a variety of health topics
- Collaborates with the school physician on school-wide health issues
- Leads the Medical Emergency Response Team in each building for MERP (Medical Emergency Response Plan)
- Participates in 504s, IEPs and student assisted service meetings
- Offers CPR/First Aid/AED and EpiPen training for staff
Guidelines for Keeping Sick Children from School
Each day many parents are faced with a decision: should they keep their sick children at home or send them off to school? Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision an obvious one. The following guidelines should be considered when making the decision:
- Fever: The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours without fever reducer medication.
- Diarrhea/Vomiting: A child with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
- Conjunctivitis: The student may return to school after starting treatment.
- Rashes: Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after being seen by a health care provider and they have authorized the child’s return to school.
- Colds: Consider keeping your child at home if he/she is experiencing discomfort from cold symptoms, such as nasal congestion and cough. A continuous green discharge from the nose may be a sign of infection. Consider having the child seen by your health care provider.
A sick child cannot effectively learn and is unable to participate in classes in a meaningful way. Keeping a sick child home prevents the spread of illness in the school community and allows the child opportunity to rest and recover.