IMPORTANT HEALTH ADVISORY:
Reporting Back To School
→ Students may be sent home from the Infirmary for, but not limited to, the following conditions:
b. Persistent stomach ache/LBM
c. Persistent cough
d. Spreading skin rashes due to viral exanthem
e. Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
f. Dental emergencies
g. Moderately severe to severe asthma attack
→ If your son has been absent because of an infectious condition (e.g., conjunctivitis, chicken pox, hand-foot-and-mouth disease, measles, etc.), he should go to the Infirmary first before reporting to class. He must present to the infirmary a medical certificate from his doctor indicating that he is fit to return to class.
→ If your son has been absent for a non-infectious medical condition/injuries (e.g., fractures, surgery, etc.), he should STILL go to the Infirmary first before reporting to class. He must present to the infirmary a medical certificate from his doctor indicating that he is fit to return to class.
→ If your son is exhibiting signs of ongoing illness (e.g., fever, rashes, red eyes, etc.), do NOT let him report to school. He may inadvertently be contaminating his classmates, teachers and other people in school with his condition. MORE IMPORTANTLY, your son needs the rest and the loving care from home that will allow him to recuperate faster. As parents, it is your responsibility to prioritize the health and well being of your son.
This is a gentle but IMPORTANT reminder to all parents in the interest of safekeeping the health of the entire Xavier School community.
Dr. Brandon Ericta, MD
Xavier School Infirmary