After Hours Program
Open from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
$3.25 per hour
City of Idaho Falls Licensed Daycare
Student Health Policy
If a student becomes ill at school, he/she will be taken to the front office and a Parent/Guardian will be notified. Arrangements will be made about who is to pick up their child. It is very important that the school have current emergency information on file at the office.
Sick children are not to be sent to school, particularly if they have a fever in the morning, or have other cold/flu symptoms. A child who has had a fever should be "fever-free" for 24 hours before being sent back to school. A temperature of over 100 degrees is a fever.
While HRCS puts great importance on regular attendance, parents are strongly encouraged to keep their children home when they are sick. The Southeast Idaho Health Department recommends the following when determining if your child is too sick for school: if the child has a fever, diarrhea, excessive or discolored nasal discharge or other contagious symptoms. If a student becomes sick during school hours, the parents or guardian will be contacted to make arrangements for the child to be picked up from school. If a parent/guardian cannot be reached, the faculty and/or staff will attempt to reach an individual identified as an "emergency contact" on the student's registration form. Students that go home due to illness, or stay home from school due to illness, are not allowed to attend our after school childcare program or any HRCS activities during that time.
Holy Rosary Catholic School requires that all students be vaccinated according to Idaho code (IDAPA 16.02.15) before registering for school. However, should a parent/guardian choose to not have their child(ren) vaccinated, they are required to file an Exemption Form with the school. The Exemption Form can be obtained from the school secretary. In the event of a disease outbreak, unimmunized children are excluded from school until the outbreak is over. This is done both for the safety of the unimmunized children and the protection of others. For example, if there is an outbreak (two or more cases) of Pertussis, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that unimmunized children/individuals are out of school for 21 days (length of incubation period) after the LAST known exposure. Due to limited resources, Holy Rosary Catholic School cannot provide educational services to unimmunized students during an outbreak of disease. Parents/Guardians need to be aware that tuition fees will be charged while the student(s) are out of school. As per Holy Rosary Catholic School’s attendance policy, any students absent more than 10 percent of the days (18 days) in any one year will be considered for retention at his or her grade level.Contagious Conditions/ Minor Emergencies
Although scholastic success is closely related to regular class attendance, a student who is ill should be kept at home for his/her own benefit and for the health of the other students and staff members. Parents are requested to report any contagious disease their child has to the office so that other parents may be notified to watch for the symptoms and the school nurse can report to the Eastern Idaho Health Department when required. If a child has a condition that is highly contagious (e.g. head lice, pinkeye, and chicken pox) the school must be informed so steps can be taken to prevent its spread to other children. In the case of the condition being discovered by school personnel, the child’s parent/guardian will be contacted and the child will have to be picked up. Moreover, a written note signed by either the school nurse or your doctor must be sent as an assurance that the condition is no longer contagious and that it is safe for the child to return to school. The utmost confidentiality will be maintained in these matters.
Accidents and First Aid
The school is equipped to handle minor medical emergencies. In case of a serious accident/illness, Parents/Guardians will be contacted immediately. If impossible to reach Parents/Guardians, the family doctor or nearest emergency unit will be contacted as indicated on the student’s Emergency Form. This form MUST be filled out and returned to school by the first day school is in session. The office must be informed of any changes regarding the data on the form, which is vital for the health and well-being of the child.