Clinic

Clinic Staff

Heather Long- School Nurse Email: hlong@fz.k12.mo.us
Sarah Roberts- Clinic Clerk

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Role of the School Clinic

Welcome to the Lewis and Clark Elementary Clinic! Our primary role is to strengthen and assist the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of our students. We work to meet the medical, developmental, social, emotional, and other daily health needs of the students in order to promote academic success and hopefully, life-long achievement. 

Should My Child Take a Sick Day?

Its almost time for the bus to arrive and my child is complaining of not feeling well. What should I do? 

Knowing when to send your child off to school and when to keep him/her home can be a tough judgement call. A few guidelines can help if you are wondering how sick is too sick for school. You should consider keeping your child home if any of the following symptoms are observed: 

  • Diarrhea
  • Repeated vomiting
  • Fever (see note below) 
  • Severe sore throat 
  • Wheezing/difficulty breathing
  • Redness/discharge from eye
  • Uncontrolled or severe coughing
  • Skin problems: rashes of unknown origins 

All student absences should be verified by calling into the office. Please inform the school if your child has a communicable illness, such as strep throat, influenza, etc.

Note on Fevers

A student with a body temperature of 100.0 degrees or above and who has additional indications of illness will be sent home. The district recommends that a student with a fever of 101.0 degrees and above remain out of school for 24 hours after the child's temperature returns to normal.

What If My Child Needs to Take Medication at School?

The school district recognizes that some students may require medication for chronic and short-term illnesses during the school day to enable them to remain in school and participate in their education. See FZ Medication Administration Guidelines in the Forms and Information Folder.