Roosevelt Charter Academy

Health Guidelines

State law requires that all students have proof of current immunizations. Students who have not had immunizations due to medical or non-medical reasons must have a signed certificate of exemption form in their file. The certification will have to be completed online on the state website, then the certificate will have to be brought to school.

Annual vision and hearing screenings will be conducted for all grades. Parents will be notified if further testing is needed for their child.

Students who will need to take any medications (prescription or over the counter) at school must provide appropriate forms, available from the school office, signed by both a parent/guardian and a physician (this includes cough drops, pain relievers, etc.). If your child requires any medication for asthma or other medical conditions, please complete the needed forms as soon as possible!

The following guidelines have been set to minimize the spread of contagious illnesses in the school setting. These guidelines are used by the school to determine which students will be sent home, and should be used by parents to help determine if a child should stay home from school or not. Please do not send a child to school with any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever (temperature above 100°), with behavior changes or other symptoms, such as a rash, sore throat, vomiting, etc.

  • Thick green/yellow nasal discharge, ear pain, or a disruptive cough

  • Drainage from the eye(s)

  • Vomiting and/or diarrhea

  • Suspected or confirmed communicable (contagious) illness (these may include: sore throat for more than three days, weeping cold sores or lesions like impetigo, unidentified rash, etc.)

  • Illness that would keep the child from participating in class or that would be disruptive to others (persistent cough, etc.)

  • Vaccine preventable diseases or illnesses (If your child does contract this type of illness, please notify the school immediately)

  • Injury or accident to such a degree that physicians visit is recommended

Students should be symptom free for 24 hours prior to returning to school, or after 24 hours of antibiotic treatment, if applicable. Students with chickenpox may return on the 6th day after the start of the rash and blisters are crusted over and dry.

If it becomes necessary to send a student home, parents/guardians will be notified by phone. If the parent/guardian is unavailable by phone, the next designated contact person will be notified until someone is reached who can pick up the sick child.

Please encourage your child to eat a healthy, low-sugar breakfast every morning. Studies have shown that children who eat breakfast every morning do better in school, are absent less, and have fewer behavioral issues.

If you have any questions regarding health policies or health issues, please call the Health Office at: (719) 637-0311 extension 1142