“Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
A medical room is available on campus with all first aid facilities and there is also a hospital (Hakim Sanaullah Hospital) in the vicinity of the school campus in case there is a need for referral.
A student who becomes ill during the school day should request permission from the teacher to go to the infirmary room. The condition of the student will determine whether or not the student should remain in school or go home. No student will be released from school without proper parental permission.
Students should not be sent to school if they have a fever or are feeling sick. Sending sick students to school exposes other students and teachers to illness. If a student is sent to school with a fever they will be sent home. Please be considerate of others.
Each day many parents are faced with a decision: should they keep their sick child at home or send them to school? Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision an obvious one. Please consider these guidelines:
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.
When contagious conjunctivitis is suspected or diagnosed, school administration can send students home during school hours.
A child with diarrhea and /or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours.
The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100°. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours.
Common infectious diseases with rashes are most contagious in the early stages. A child with a suspicious rash should return to school only after a health care provider has made a diagnosis and authorized the child’s return to school.
A sick child cannot learn effectively 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 an opportunity to rest and recover.
Injuries or Illnesses
In case of an injury or illness, we will administer simple first aid only. Students will be cared for by a staff member and parents/guardians will be notified if the injury or illness necessitates. If parents/ guardians cannot be reached, the person listed as the emergency name will be notified. In rare cases when no one can be reached the student will be taken to a doctor, to the emergency room of a hospital, or an emergency clinic. In any case, it is extremely important that the school has the name of another person to call in case of illness or injury and parents/guardians cannot be located. It is also important to have your current home and business telephone numbers on file in the school office.