Medications at School
All medications at school, prescription or over the counter, require a signed Parent/provider form.
Medications Must be signed in with school nurse or medication assistant.
- All prescription Medication must be in most recent container with proper label to remain at school.
- Parent/Guardian should bring all medications to school, NEVER send to school with student.
- If new medication, first dose should be given at home in case of allergic reaction.
- On students last day of school, the medication should be picked up. Medications will be disposed of if left after the last day of school.
- NO medication will be given without correct forms signed and correct medication verified.
- It is left to the discretion of the school nurse if the medication is appropriate at school.
- Over the Counter Medication will be given as directed per label on bottle with a signed OTC medication form. These do NOT require a physician signature.
- Must be age appropriate.
- If it needs to be given other than instructions on label, a physcian’s signature will be required.
- Students may carry certain medications with them at school. This will be determined by the physician, parent and school nurse.
- Students will always have medication on their person at school, keep safe and do not give to anyone else.
How sick is too Sick to be at school
Children get sick, we here at the school want your children to not miss any more school than is necessary. There are times when you should keep your child at home to help to get better and to prevent spreading illnesses.
Here are some guidelines:
- Fever: If your child has a temperature of 100 or above, then he/she should remain at home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
- Vomiting: Your child should remain home until 24 hours after the last episode.
- Diarrhea: Your child should remain home until 24 hours after the last episode.
- Undiagnosed rash: Your child should not return to school until the rash has been diagnosed and treated if necessary. This is to prevent spread of illnesses.
- Pink Eye : Pink eye is contagious, your child should be treated by a physician before returning to school.
- Flu/Flu like illness: use the above guidelines, but child should see physician to ensure no complications occur.
- Common sense: There are times when your child looks and feels like he/she is too ill to study or learn during the school day.