The health services department of the North Scott Community School District strives to provide the best care possible for our students while they’re at school. Students are required by law to attend school. If your child will be absent due to illness, please notify the school office each day that your child is absent. When you are calling in an absence, it is important that you leave two symptoms. The following letter from the Scott County Health Department and the North Scott Nursesexplains why it is necessary to leave two symptoms.
Students with a communicable disease will be allowed to attend school provided their presence does not create a substantial risk of illness or transmission to other students or employees. The term “communicable disease” shall mean an infectious or contagious disease spread from person to person, or animal to person, or as defined by law. If your child becomes ill at school, the person you have designated will be called.
The North Scott School District is sensitive to the needs of students with allergies and will maintain a “Peanut/tree nut conscious” policy at our schools. In addition, the elementary school nurses will monitor all birthday treats and classroom snacks before they are forwarded to the classroom. No homemade treats will be distributed to students for birthdays and special occasions.
School Based Screenings
Vision – Each student in kindergarten through 6th grade is given a yearly vision screening. Students in Junior High and High School are screened when referred by a parent or teacher.
Hearing – An audiologist from Mississippi Bend Area 9 Educational Agency screens children each year in grades preschool though 2nd grade. New students, students considered for special education services and students who are referred will also be screened as needed.
Head Lice – Elementary students are checked for head lice on an as needed basis only.