Health

Qualified Nurses on Campus

Academic, athletic and social challenges demand focus, discipline and commitment of the FIS students. Being and staying healthy and in good shape are great advantages during this personal development as they provide a fundamental base for achievements. Unfortunately, at times sickness or accidents occur and for these occasions the FIS is equipped with a First Aid Room which is staffed by the school nurse (available Mondays to Thursdays 08:00 to 16:00 and Fridays from 08:00 to 14:00). To contact the school nurse please use the following email address: health@the-fis.de

Unwell students

In case your child gets sick it would be greatly appreciated if you could not only inform the school about the absence but also about the reason (e.g. vomiting, fever, cough etc.) if you are willing to do so. This way, tendencies (e.g. a stomach bug outbreak) can be detected and it allows the school nurse to react accordingly.

Infectious diseases

It is of great importance that you inform the school, should your child become ill with an infectious disease such as, for example chicken pox, mumps, pertussis, measles, scarlet fever or head lice.

The Local Health Authority (Gesundheitsamt) then has to be notified by the FIS, in order to keep a record and support the school in managing the situation if needed (e.g. in the case of a head lice outbreak that cannot be controlled). This is in accordance with German Law.

In the event that a child has been diagnosed with an infectious disease the school nurse will inform all parents of the respective grade, without mentioning the name of the affected student. The reason for this is that some illnesses can be transmitted before symptoms appear.

There will then also be information, and updates if needed, about the occurring illness in the weekly newsletter.

Allergies and other relevant medical information

Please make sure to inform the school nurse should your child suffer from allergies or any other conditions that the school needs to be aware of. It is possible to store emergency medication for your child in the First Aid Room.

It is absolutely vital that you notify the school about any relevant changes!

The school also needs to know if emergency contact details change or if someone else is looking after your child because you are away.

Administration of medicine during school hours

There is a supply of common over-the-counter medication and creams for aches and pains in the First Aid Room. Medication will only be administered if consent has been given by the parents. Therefore, if you haven’t already done so, please fill in the Emergency Contact Form below where you will find a section to state whether you give permission or not.

If your child needs to take prescription medication or other medicine at certain times due to an acute condition and you would like the school nurse to administer these during school hours, please fill in the appropriate form below and provide the medication. You can also obtain this form from reception.

Thank you for your cooperation and please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse if you have any questions, concerns or if you need advice!

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