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Health Services

ICS is a health-promoting school: we value the physical and emotional health of everyone in our school community.

We have a full-time Nurse. The Nurse contacts parents immediately in the case of illness or significant injury. The Nurse's Office is in the Primary Building.

It is school policy that every child must be seen by the school nurse before a student is allowed home sick. This is to monitor what illnesses are affecting our students and to make sure parents are aware of any contagious illnesses that may affect their family.

Is my child too sick to go to school?

It is sometimes difficult to make a decision about whether or not to keep a child home from school. With minor symptoms, it is often difficult to tell whether they are going to improve or get worse during the course of the day. It is important to consider that if a child is well enough to attend school, they will be expected to take part in the full curriculum, including outdoor play and P.E. This information may help you decide whether your child is too sick to go to school.

The main reasons for keeping a child home are:

  • They are too sick to be comfortable at school
  • There is a possibility of spreading a contagious disease to other children

We generally advise children to stay at home if:

  • They have a fever higher than 100.4 F or 38.0 C
  • They have vomited more than once
  • They have diarrheoa
  • They have a persistent and severe cough
  • They have a persistent pain (ear, stomach, etc)
  • They have a widespread rash

Student Health 

It is essential for the school to have up-to-date information about students' allergies, health problems and medical conditions. For this reason, all parents are asked to complete a Student Health Form for their children at the start of the year.

To complete a Student Health Form for your children, please visit the SchoolForms Online on the Family Access Module (FAM). Please log in with your email address and password. If you have forgotten your password, simply click on the link "Help: I forgot my password".


Preventing Illness


One of the most effective ways to prevent the common illnesses that go round at school is also one of the simplest: hand washing.

Parents, please help us by teaching and reinforcing this very important habit at home.

ICS Inter-Community School Zurich
Strubenacher 3 | Postfach | 8126 Zumikon | Switzerland
+41 (0)44 919 8300 |
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