Frequently asked questions


When should I keep my child home from school?

A student should be kept home if he/she has:

A fever of 100.0F or higher or HAS NOT been fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications (such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen).

Vomiting or diarrhea.  A student must be free from vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

Any unexplained rash or draining sores.  Rashes require a doctor's note for clearance to return to school

Head lice or nits (eggs):  Summit has a nit free policy. All nits (eggs) must be removed prior to returning to school.  Students MUST be checked by the school nurse for clearance in order to return to school.  Please notify the school if your child has lice so the nurse can examine the other students in that grade.



What should I do if my child requires medications during school hours?

Parents requesting medications to be administered by the school nurse must:

Contact the school nurse to obtain a Medication Authorization Form for both prescription and over-the counter medications (this includes items such as Advil, Tylenol, eye drops and cough drops).  Forms are also available online here.

For asthma medications an Asthma Action Plan must be completed in addition to a medication authorization form.

For an Epinephrine auto-injector an Anaphylaxis Emergency Plan and Delegate forms must be completed in addition to the medication authorization form.

Bring the completed forms and medication in its original sealed container for over the counter medications or pharmacy labeled box/pill bottle to the school nurse.**CHILDREN ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CARRY MEDICATIONS TO AND FROM SCHOOL.**



Who do I call if my child is home sick or cannot participate in physical education?

The school must be notified each day your is child absent.  You may leave a message with your child's name, class and reason for absence.  If a student
is absent from school for 5 days, a note from your child's physician is required.  Students may be excused from PE with a parental note.  Excuses of more than one week required a medical excuse from a physician.