Ballston Spa High School Health Office
The health office staff is eager to cooperate with you, as parents, to be sure that your child is healthy and ready to learn. Please keep your school nurse informed of changes in your child's health, allergies, injuries, etc.
If An Emergency Occurs:
The nurse, or another staff member, is responsible to provide first aid should an emergency occur at school. It is necessary to inform the health office of telephone numbers where parents may be reached if an emergency arises. We also request names and phone numbers of 2 reliable friends or relatives who could assume temporary care of your child if illness should occur and you cannot be reached.
Deciding When Your Child Should Stay Home:
When deciding whether or not to send your child to school, the following guidelines may be helpful. Please keep your child home if:
A fever (100 degrees or higher) is present or has been in the past 24 hours.
The child has a cold with a heavy nasal discharge and/or a persistent cough.
- The child has a sore throat, vomits before school, has an unidentified rash or is tired and generally not well.