Health and Wellness

Health & Wellness


All TCA student health and medical information is now handled within the Parent Health Portal. Parents will receive login information via email. Student medical forms should be uploaded through the portal. Medical updates, medication orders and school clinic visits are documented within the portal. Email if you have not received your login.



Phone: 904-596-2518
Fax: 904-596-2459

Illness Policy

We strive to maintain a healthy environment for students to learn in. If a child is ill, he should remain at home. A physician note may be required to return to class. The following are guidelines for re-entry to school for many common illnesses. Questions or pertinent information regarding a child’s illness should be directed to the school clinic.

Please notify the school clinic at or 904-596-2518 if your child is diagnosed with COVID-19, influenza, strep throat, conjunctivitis, chicken pox or other communicable disease.

  • Fever – Oral temperature 100.0 or higher

    Student may return when they have been fever-free for an entire 24-hour period without fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

  • COVID-19 Diagnosis or Testing

    Follow illness policies based on symptoms. 

  • Flu / Influenza

    Student may return under physician direction – AND – Symptoms have improved/resolved – AND – Follow fever guidelines.

  • Strep Throat or other Infections requiring antibiotics

    Student may return 24-hours after the first dose of medication was administered – AND – Follow fever guidelines.

  • Viral Sore Throats, Colds

    Student must be able to participate in all school activities. Symptoms should be minimal/resolved – AND - Coughs must be under control – AND – Follow fever guidelines.

  • Skin Infections (i.e. Staphylococcus, Impetigo, MRSA)

    Student may return 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotic was administered – AND – the wound is not draining. The wound should be covered during school. Contact sports should be avoided until the wound is healed.

  • Eye Infections/Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye

    Student may return 24-hours after the first dose of treatment is administered – AND – The eye(s) must be free of draining and discharge.

  • Vomiting and Diarrhea (two or more episodes)

    Student may return 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting and/or diarrhea – AND – have resumed a normal diet – AND – Follow fever guidelines.

  • Chickenpox or Shingles

    Student may return after ALL of the lesions are dry and crusted over – AND – Follow fever guidelines.

  • Head Lice

    Re-entry to class must be approved by school personnel.

School Clinic

The school clinic is staffed by trained medical personnel to address situations that occur at school, not at home. We cannot operate as a health clinic. Diagnosis cannot take place within the clinic. The clinic is used for first aid, required medication distribution, and as a communication point between the school and parent when a child becomes injured or ill at school. Student medical information forms must be completed annually. Parents are responsible for notifying the school clinic of any changes to the student’s health during the school year.


Laurel Groff

Director of Health Services

Phone: 904-596-2518
Fax: 904-596-2459

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