What We Do
HSSD Health Services oversees the health and wellness of HSSD students. The purpose of this page is to provide health information and resources for living a health life in school and at home.
Medication and Absences
HSSD has a medication policy that must be followed by all students. Learn more about medications at school and excused absences.
Absence vs. Attendance
Please follow the guidelines listed below when making the decision regarding your child's attendance at school while ill. Click here to view a printable version of the table below.
|Well enough?||Stay Home||Go to School|
|Fever||100.4 or above||Fever-free for 24 hours without Tylenol|
|Vomiting||If your child has vomited in the past 24 hours||When vomiting stops and your child can consumer water/food|
|Diarrhea||Diarrhea occurred three or more times in 24 hours, or if it is wattery||When no diarrhea has occurred in 24 hours|
|Pink Eye||If the eye is stuck, bright red, oozing yellow or green discharge||When child has been on antibiotic eye drops for 24 hours|
|Strep Throat||If child has a confirmed case of strep throat||When child has been on antibiotics for 24 hours|
|Cough/Sore Throat||If child has achy throat, swollen glands, headache, or stomachache||
When symptoms improve
How to Prevent Illness
- Wash hands or use hand sanitizer to clean hands of any germs.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with your elbow or a tissue.
- Get plenty of rest and water, and eat a healthy diet to boost your immune system.
- Stay home when you are sick to prevent the spread of illness.
- Clean surfaces (such as doorknobs, counters, toys, and light switches) to rid them of germs.
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth, and nose.