Health Policies and Procedures
‘Iolani School employs nurses and others trained in first aid to provide care when students become ill or are injured on campus. If a student is ill or injured, the parent/guardian will be notified by Infirmary staff. The Infirmary is located in the Wellness Center on the makai side of the Student Center facing the baseball field. School nurses, Mrs. Shannon Yonamine and Mrs. Carin Makishima, are available from 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, except on school holidays. They may be contacted by phone at (808) 943-2249 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The protocol for notifying parents when a student has visited the Infirmary are as follows:
Lower School (K–6)
- Pink half sheet Infirmary Referral slips will be sent home via backpack for all minor visits to the Infirmary; no parental notification will be made via phone unless requested.
- Phone calls to parents/guardians for all major incidents and/or concerns.
Upper School (7–12)
- For minor injuries no parental notification will be made.
- Phone calls to parents/guardians for all major incidents and/or concerns.
Physical examinations, immunizations, and TB clearance must be in compliance with Hawai‘i State Law and ‘Iolani School policy. Requirements and policy statements are available through the Director of Health Services.
‘Iolani School maintains electronic health records for each student, including the health forms submitted annually through Magnus Health, a secure, private portal. In certain situations, it may be necessary to share the information contained in the health records with the faculty and/or staff of the School, if, in the School’s judgment, such disclosure is required for the student’s health or educational needs. In emergency situations involving the health or safety of the student, the School may disclose such information to other parties.
Illness/Injury Policy and Procedure
‘Iolani School works diligently to provide a safe and healthy campus for all students. If a child is ill, we ask for parental assistance with preventing the spread of illness by keeping the child home. Sending students to school when they are ill exposes their peers to the same illness. This behavior contributes to the spread of illness and is highly discouraged.
Conditions requiring exclusion from school include but are not limited to:
- Temperature of 100°F or higher
- Vomiting or has vomited during the night
- Contagious diseases or infestations - including but not limited to scabies, impetigo, conjunctivitis, live lice (ukus), varicella (chicken pox), scarlet fever, strep throat, influenza
Please notify school nurses, via phone or email, if your child missed school or will miss school for reasons including but not limited to the list below:
- Illness for three days or more
- Physical injuries
- Hospital/ER visits or admissions
- Newly diagnosed conditions
- Communicable diseases (chicken pox, measles, conjunctivitis (pink eye), mumps, scabies, rubella, influenza, active tuberculosis, fifth disease, hand-foot-mouth disease, mononucleosis, strep throat)
Return to School
CHECK IN to the Infirmary, before homeroom, on the first day back to school following an illness or injury. A doctor’s note is required for the following:
Clearing student to return to school after illness that has caused an absence for three or more days is required. The doctor's note should be submitted to the infirmary by the student in person, before homeroom on the first day back to school.
Indicating specific medical instructions and/or restrictions along with date of next follow up. Clearance note stating student is cleared “with no restrictions” will be required before student is allowed to return to any activities originally restricted from. i.e PE, sports, dance, etc. The doctor's note should be submitted to the infirmary by the student in person, before homeroom on the first day back to school.
All students claiming illness and who arrive later in the day must check in by noon (12 p.m.) with a doctor’s note in order to participate in the any extra-curricular activities that day. The note should be submitted to the Infirmary by the student in person upon arrival.
Long Term Slipper Pass
Required for medical issue estimated to last longer than three days specifying limitations and estimated duration along with follow up date.
A fever is any body temperature elevation over 100.0 °F (37.8 °C). A healthy person's body temperature fluctuates between 97 °F (36.1 °C) and 100 °F (37.8 °C), with the average being 98.6 °F (37 °C).
Students with a fever must stay home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication. If a student is sent home from school with a fever they will not be allowed to attend school the next day.
Student may return to school when fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications. Upon return, they must report to the infirmary before homeroom for a temperature check to be cleared by nurses to be in school.
If the student is found to still have a temperature over 100.0 °F (37.8 °C), student will not be allowed to attend classes and parents will be called to pick student up.
Pick Up Policy
If the Infirmary notifies a parent that a student must be picked up from school because he or she is ill, please arrange for pick up within one hour of notification. If a parent is not available, the emergency contact will be called. If parents are traveling and out-of-town for lengthy time periods, please notify the Infirmary in case the school needs to contact someone should the student become ill during school.
* Any student sent home ill during the day may not participate in any extracurricular activities that day.
NOTIFY school nurses via phone or email if your child has been diagnosed with or is being tested for any communicable disease (i.e. chicken pox, measles, mumps, rubella, influenza, active tuberculosis, fifth disease, hand-foot-mouth disease, mononucleosis, strep throat, conjunctivitis (pink eye), scabies, etc.
Head Lice Policy (ukus)
Should head lice be discovered on your child at home.
Please notify the school nurses via phone at (808) 943-2249 or email at email@example.com.
Should head lice be discovered during the school day parents will be required to pick up the child up from the infirmary.
Return to school once the following steps have been completed:
- Treat hair
- Remove all nits
- See nurse for hair check and clearance to return
If a student requires a prescription medication during school, please notify the nurse for specific directions and support.
Students who are treated for pain, either postoperatively or post-injury, must be able to function without narcotic medication while in school. Parents should speak with the nurse to be sure the medication prescribed is non-narcotic before the student’s return to school.
All insulin-dependent diabetic students must have an action plan on file with the nurse.
Nurses will dispense over-the-counter medications to students with parent consent only.
Slipper Pass (grades 7-12)
Slipper passes for medical issues such as injuries, cuts or blisters should be obtained from the infirmary before homeroom. The pass must then be taken to the attendance window before 7:40 a.m. All passes received after 7:40 a.m. will be unexcused and result in detention.
Students who have broken shoes, forgotten or wet shoes should request a slipper pass from the attendance window. Any student who has a slipper pass for the day will not be allowed to participate in athletics that day.
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The Wellness Center is located in SC-103 on the makai side of the Student Center facing the baseball field.
Hours of operation:
- 7:15 a.m. - 4 p.m., Monday - Friday when school is in session
- 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday during summer school
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: (808) 943-2249
- Fax: (808) 943-2245
Shannon Yonamine RN
Director of Health Services
Carin Makishima LPN
Health Services Assistant