Parents/guardians are encouraged to give medications at home whenever possible. If it is necessary for a student to take medication at school, the following procedures should be followed:
Students diagnosed with asthma and require the use of asthma medication must have a Child Care Asthma/Allergy Action Card completed by parent/guardian & physician. A Self-Administration of Asthma Medication at School form must be signed by parent/guardian & student before students are allowed to carry & self-administer asthma medication at school.
Students diagnosed with an allergy that requires medication must have a Child Care Asthma/Allergy Action Card completed by parent/guardian & physician. If a student has an allergy that requires the use of an EpiPen, etc., then parents must provide an EpiPen, etc., with proper pharmacy label to be kept in the school clinic. In order for a student to carry & self-administer EpiPen, etc., then parent/guardian & physician must complete a Self-Administration of EpiPen, EpiPenJr. or Twinject Medication at School form.
A student diagnosed with diabetes must have the following forms complete prior to any medication being administered at school:
Diabetes Medical Managment Plan (DMMP)
Diabetic Care Written Authorization for Self Care
These forms must be completed EVERY SCHOOL YEAR by the parent/guardian & physician.
Any student diagnosed with a seizure disorder must have parent/guardian & physician complete a Seizure Action Plan form.
A student with a Gastrostomy appliance must have the following form completed by a parent/guardian & physician annually.
The main reasons for keeping your child home are he/she’s too sick to participate comfortably at school or might spread a contagious disease to other students.
If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious disease, please contact the school nurse so other students’ parents and school staff may be alerted of the symptoms. A doctor's note is required before a student is readmitted when there is a contagious disease/infection involved.
Students should stay home from school if there is:
• Fever > or equal to 100.0°F (must be fever-free 24 hours without medication before returning to school.)
• Vomiting more than once
• Frequent cough
• Persistent pain (ear, stomach, etc.)
• Widespread rash
• Head lice, until treated
• Chicken pox, until lesions have scabbed (usually 5-7 days)
• Impetigo, Ringworm, or Scabies until under treatment and lesions covered
• Bacterial Pink Eye (thick eye drainage and redness of the whites of the eyes) until under treatment
• Open Wound
• Drainage (ears, wound, etc.)
Any student found to have nits or live head lice will be sent home for removal of nits &/or head lice. Prior to returning to school, treatment must be completed and the student must be accompanied by the parent/guardian when returning to school for a follow-up head check.All students must be cleared by the School Nurse, or other designated person, and found to be free of all nits &/or live head lice prior to being allowed to ride the school bus or return to classes.
Before any Over-The- Counter medication can be given at school, a parent/guardian must complete a Nuese Form giving consent for the student to take Over-The-Counter medications while at school.
To find medical documents required, click below.