Health and Medicine Administration
KIS health and safety policy restricts any children from carrying medicine with them (except asthma inhaler and Epi-pen) while remaining on school campus. All medications in school must be deposited with the school nurse and parents are asked to sign medication dispensation consent or a written notice to allow the nurse to administer according to the doctor's recommendation.
If your child becomes ill at school and the teacher or school nurse feels the child is too sick to benefit from school or is contagious to other children, you will be contacted to come and take him/her home from school. Please be sure that arrangements can be made to transport your child home from school and that childcare is available in case of illness. Do not leave your child in the nurse’s office until the end of the school day. Secondary students who become ill at school must see the school nurse before being dismissed from the school.
If your child is diagnosed with any of the infectious diseases (Influenza, RSV, Hand Foot and Mouth, norovirus, viral gastroenteritis, chicken pox, viral conjunctivitis, head Lice for example) parents are responsible for informing the school so that proper control and measures can be applied. Your child will be asked to stay home on an average of 5-10 days depending on the recovery period of each disease.