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Anthony Wayne

Local Schools


Health Services

Reporting an Absence

In the event of an illness, parents or guardians are required to call the school by 8:00 a.m. (campus) or 9:00 a.m. (primary). 
A parent/guardian note is required upon the child's return to school.

Parents of AWHS students may send an email to [email protected] to report an absence or submit supporting documentation such as a doctor's note.

Is my child too sick for school?

You know your child best and whether or not he or she is feeling up to attending school, but sometimes it's hard to make the call. Here are some guidelines to help you decide whether your child should stay home from school. If you are not sure if your child should attend school, please call your school office and ask to speak to the nurse. 

We are happy to answer your questions and check in on your child during the day.

General Illness

Illness Type

ColdsIf your child has uncontrollable coughing or seems very tired and needs bed rest, please keep him/her home as this will interfere with school performance.

DiarrheaYour child must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.

FeverYour child must be fever-free (less than 100º F), without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

Strep ThroatYour child may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotics and if he/she is fever-free (less than 100º F), without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

VomitingYour child must be symptom free for 24 hours before returning to school.

Eye & Skin Conditions


(Pink Eye)
Your child may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotic medication. If your child has yellow or green drainage from the eyes, please consult your physician.

LiceYour child may return to school after treating with a lice-killing product, ridding the hair of live lice and nits.

ImpetigoYour child may return to school after 24 hours of treatment.

RashesYou should consult your child's physician before returning to school with a rash.

Health Screenings

Health screening guidelines are maintained by the Ohio Department of Health. The following is the screening schedule for Anthony Wayne Schools.

Grade Level
Testing Administered

KindergartenHearing and vision

1st GradeHearing and vision

3rd GradeHearing and vision

5th GradeHearing, vision, and scoliosis (girls only)

7th GradeVision and scoliosis (girls only)

9th GradeHearing, vision, and scoliosis (boys only)

New StudentsHearing and vision

If your child fails in any screening area, a re-screen will be conducted within four to six weeks. If at that time they do not pass, a referral letter will be sent home encouraging that your child have a complete professional exam by an eye specialist or a physician.

Medications at School

If your child needs medications at school, the appropriate forms may be downloaded from the links on the right hand side of this webpage, or obtained from the school office.

The appropriate Anthony Wayne Medication Form must include the signatures of the parent/guardian and physician where indicated, and be submitted with accompany all medications. A new form must be completed every year. 

All medications must be in the correctly labeled bottle and dated to the current school year. Medications MAY NOT be sent to school with the student. They must be brought into school by the parent or guardian.

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen are available for students at Fallen Timbers Middle School, Anthony Wayne Junior High and Anthony Wayne High School, with a signed non-prescribed over-the-counter form.

We do allow children to bring cough drops to school. Elementary children should bring a signed note from a parent or guardian. The cough drops will be kept in the clinic or with the child's teacher.

Orajel, triple antibiotic ointment, Caladryl lotion, and cough drops in the clinic that are administered based upon nurse discretion.


Sarah Tapley, RN, BSN
Anthony Wayne High School

Libby Gagen, RN, BSN, LSN
Anthony Wayne Junior High

Amy Baburek, RN, MS
Fallen Timbers Middle School

Fay Birkemeier, RN, BSN
Monclova Primary School

Valerie Bradfield, RN, BSN
Waterville Primary School

Laura Soeder, RN, BSN
Whitehouse Primary School
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