It is imperative that you file with the school all
information about special medical conditions, allergies, etc. If your child has
an allergy that might require treatment during the course of a school day, we
must have the medicine on hand at school with the proper release (see below) to
administer same. Please keep the school up to date on all health-related
information as changes occur.
The Naval Academy Primary School is required by law to
be in compliance with the immunization schedule set forth by the Maryland
Health Department. You must file a completed immunization form with the school
office no later than the first day of school, showing that your child meets the
minimum requirements. Otherwise, your child will be excluded from school until
the immunization form is on file. (Forms are available in the school office.)
Due to the possibility of an emergency (illness or
accident) arising with a child at a time when the parents cannot be reached, it
is mandatory that the school has on file the name and phone number of a friend
or relative who is willing and able to pick up your child at school. (This
information is requested on the emergency information sheet.)
Following advice from the USNA Pediatric Clinic, the
school recommends the following guidelines regarding sick children:
your child at home when ill. Many illnesses are of shorter duration if
recognized and treated early.
alert to colds, fever, rash, reddened eyes, or other symptoms that may indicate
the onset of a communicable disease.
any incidents of contagious diseases to the school.
Parents will be contacted to pick up their children if
they have any of the following:
100 o or more; even a lesser elevation if accompanied by headache,
stomachache, or diarrhea
Skin rash not seen by a physician Coughing, if excessive
eyes not seen by a physician
Listed below is the school policyas recommended by the
USNA Pediatric Clinicfor children returning to school after illness. Your
cooperation with these guidelines is expected and will be appreciated.
pox: Child may
return after 7 calendar days if all scabs are dry. Other school-age children in
the family may attend school if they are well. Observe your child each morning
may return after diagnosis and when fever-free for 24 hours.
Appropriate treatment in effect for 24 hours and no colored discharge.
excluded from school until treated with lotion shampoo prescribed by a
physician or over-the-counter treatment recommended by a pharmacist. Head lice
can be treated in one day.
requiring antibiotics: Prescribed treatment in effect for 24 hours and free of fever for 24
Impetigo: Child excluded from school
until released by physician or under treatment and lesions have begun to heal.
Child may return to school after the doctors release but not before 7
consecutive days from the onset of jaundice.
Mononucleosis: Consult a physician. Child is
excluded if he/she has fever or if physician has recommended the child stay
Ringworm: Child excluded from school
until undergoing treatment.
Scabies: Must consult physician. Child
is excluded from school until undergoing treatment.
fever, scarletina, and strep throat: Child may return to school 24 hours after he/she has
begun treatment and has been fever-free 24 hours.
Vomiting: No vomiting for 8 hours and no fever for 24 hours.
All medicines to be administered at school must be kept
in the school office. The medicines must be labeled and prescribed by a
physician. The parent must file with the school a Parents Request to
Administer Medication at School. (Forms are available in the school office.) The
medicine will be administered by one of the administrative staff. No
medicine will be given without this form on file in the school office. This
rule also applies to any change in the way medicine is to be administered.
parental note is sufficient to excuse a child from physical education class and
recess for one or two days.
a child has a serious injury or condition that could be construed as possibly
limiting physical activity for an extended period, the school requires a note
from the childs doctor stating any restrictions on the students activities
while at school.
your child is absent more than three days, we would appreciate your calling the
school office regarding the reason for the absence.
The school has the right to request a written note from
a physician upon a child's return to school after illness.
Attention parents of children with serious food
allergies: A parent or designated adult must
accompany a child who has a serious food allergy on any field trip and must
also attend any classroom party. No exceptions will be made.
All children must be toilet-trained. In the event of a
first-time wetting incident, a staff member will notify the parent. In
subsequent wetting accidents and in all soiling accidents, a staff member will
alert the parent, who will be expected at the school immediately to take care of the situation. If a
chronic pattern develops with a student, it will be necessary for the director
to evaluate the situation with the parents and the childs physician to
determine the feasibility of the child remaining at NAPS.