PARENT (SNAP) HEALTH PORTAL
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have not received your login.
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.
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. Unless advised by school staff, testing is not required. If covid testing is opted for and the results are positive, contact the school clinic for return guidelines for all household members based on current protocols.
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.
Re-entry to class must be approved by school personnel.
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.