Worcester’s premier college-preparatory co-ed day school serving students from Central MA and MetroWest, Pre-K–Grade 12

Medical Issues and Dismissals

A student who feels ill during the school day must report to the Health Center. Here the nurse will make an assessment and make further arrangements for the student, if necessary.

All dismissals from school due to illness must take place from the Health Center. Students who are being picked up by a parent or guardian for health reasons must first report to the Health Center and be excused by the nurse.

Parent Notification and Dismissal

If a child is experiencing one of the following conditions during the school day, the School will notify the student's parent(s) and follow the dismissal procedures outlined below.

  • Temperature over 100 degrees
  • Vomiting
  • Severe migraine
  • Lice or scabies
  • Suspected communicable disease (e.g., chicken pox, measles, untreated streptococcal pharyngitis)
  • Facial injury
  • Any serious abrasion, contusion, or laceration
  • Any questionable head contusion
Procedure for Dismissal
  1. Evaluation by nurse following above criteria
  2. Notification of parents by School Nurse only
  3. Release of student to parents or authorized individuals from the Health Center only.
  4. Students with cars may leave on their own, if able, after notification of parents by the nurse. A call to the School is required from the student upon arrival at home.

Unforeseen Absence Due to Illness

Any student who is too ill to attend school in the morning is asked to stay home all day to ensure improved health and lessen the risk of spreading an illness to others. A student arriving at school after 10:00 AM will not be allowed to participate in sports, after-school activities, or rehearsals on that day.

How to Report an Absence

When a student is ill and cannot attend school, parents must notify the appropriate Division office that morning prior to 8:00 AM.

Parents may also notify the School Nurse at 508-853-2640 ext. 256 to report attendance issues in any of the three divisions. 

Medical Dismissals

When a child has to be referred for medical diagnosis and treatment for any of the following conditions, we will follow the dismissal procedures outlined below:

  • Lacerations requiring suturing
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Eye injuries
Procedure for Dismissal
  1. Evaluation by nurse
  2. Notification of parents by School Nurse only
  3. Release of student to parents or authorized individual from the Health Center or designated area
  4. Completion of school accident form describing incident
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