The clinics at Hagerstown Elementary and Hagerstown Jr.-Sr. High School are open during school hours to address the needs of students who become ill or injured while at school.

The corporation nurse is responsible for immunization compliance of our student body, state mandated vision screenings, growth and development discussion, emergency health plans, medication administration, staff training and CPR certification, and management of chronic illnesses.

If Your Student Becomes Ill

Your student’s health and wellness is central to our mission to providing a safe yet challenging educational environment. To that end, please use these guidelines and reminders when your student is ill.

Update Contact Information

It is EXTREMELY important that parents and guardians provide current contact information to the school in the case of an emergency.

If your child becomes ill or is injured at school, you or another responsible adult listed on their Emergency Contacts list will be called. Log in to Powerschool to ensure your emergency contact information is up to date.

Reporting Your Child’s Illness to the School

If your child will be absent due to an illness, please notify the school by calling the front office. You will be asked to provide a description of your child’s symptoms for the purpose of tracking illnesses within the school.

Returning to School after an Illness

We ask that students be fever/vomit/diarrhea free without the use of medication for 24 hours before returning to the classroom. This is to ensure the health of all students.

Clinic Guidelines for Sending Students Home

Students will be sent home from school for persistent vomiting, fevers greater than 100 degrees, suspected pink eye, unidentified rashes, live head lice, or if the school health clinic personnel deem it necessary.

Please note: Once a child is at school, they are not to leave school due to illness without the permission of clinic staff. Under no circumstances are students to use personal cell phones or electronic devices to call/text parents to pick them up from school. Doing so will result in an unexcused absence and a disciplinary referral to the office. Your child’s education is important to us, and being at school is vital to learning.


Abbey Payne

Corporation Nurse