Student Health Guidelines
Please follow these guidelines if your child is ill:
- Notify the office at 801.826.9828 if they will be absent due to illness.
- Before sending your child to school, be sure that s/he is well enough to be in school.
Illness at School
If a child becomes ill at school, every effort will be made to contact the parents/guardians who should be available to check the child out at the office and take her/him home. It is very distressing for school personnel and the sick child when the school is not able to contact a person responsible for the child. Please notify the office of any updated emergency numbers.
Chronic or Serious Conditions
Diabetes, epilepsy, asthma, life threatening allergies to food or other substances (anaphylaxis), and other serious medical conditions must be noted on registration paperwork. This information is important for the safety of your child, and may require a School Health Care Plan and/or 504a Plan. You are encouraged to also email email@example.com to ensure that we have the proper plan in place.
In recent years we have seen inversions, fires and other factors affect our outdoor air quality. There is concern about the effects of poor air quality on children’s health and their ability to breathe easily.
Because of this, Glacier Hills has the following guidelines:
We check the Particulate Matter (PM2.5) levels. This information will guide our outdoor physical activities.
- When the PM2.5 level falls between 35.5 and 55.4 µg/m3, we let “sensitive” students and students experiencing respiratory symptoms, such as with a cold or allergies, stay indoors.
- When the PM2.5 level rises above 55.5 µg/m3, outdoor recess will be cancelled for all children and alternative play/exercise opportunities will be offered indoors.
Please make sure your classroom teacher or the principal is aware if your child is “sensitive” to poor air quality so that we can make sure they stay inside. Sensitive children may include those with significant or poorly controlled asthma, cystic fibrosis, chronic lung disease, congenital heart disease, compromised immune systems, or other respiratory problems.
For further information on air quality, please visit: air.utah.gov for hourly PM2.5 levels and health.utah.gov/asthma/airquality/recess.htm for air quality guidance for schools.
Utah law (53A-11-01) requires that schools can only administer prescription and non-prescription medications under the following guidelines:
- The student’s parent or legal guardian provides a current written and signed request that medication be administered to the student during regular school hours, and
- The request for Giving Medication at School form be filled out and signed by the child’s physician. This pertains to non-prescription as well as prescription drugs.
The parent/guardian request and prescriber’s statement must be resubmitted at the beginning of each school year, and as medication is prescribed or changed. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the main office.