No medication may be transported to school by a student.
All medication whether prescription or over the counter must be brought to the school nurse.
All medications must be in the original bottle with a prescription label intact. All over the counter medications must be age appropriate.
This includes cough drops.
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Emergencies & Illness at School
A Student Health Information Form will be sent home with your child at the beginning of each school year. It is very important that you complete and return this form immediately. Completing this form gives you an opportunity to list any medical conditions, allergies, medications, and concerns you may have. Also included is emergency information for the clinic staff to use in order to contact you or a person you designate if consultation is required regarding your child.
Illness at school is evaluated by the health service staff in the clinic area. A child who demonstrates the following symptoms should be sent home from school.
1. Fever of 100 degrees or more.
2. Suspected contagious condition or disease.
3. Vomiting or diarrhea.
4. Severe stomachache, headache, or earache.
5. A child who is too ill to function in the classroom
Head lice can be a topic of frustration for many parents of preschool and elementary aged children. Although outbreaks of head lice often occur during the spring time, the humidity in the area where we live can contribute to lice issues year round. We can all help reduce the length of lice outbreaks by regularly checking our own children's heads (beyond just fixing their hair in the morning). Outbreaks can be controlled by treating the infested child's head completely. Often, the students are treated at home with a lice ridding product but the eggs or nits as they are called, are not removed following treatment. Failure to remove all the nits increases the likelihood of
continuing to have to treat for lice and spreading the lice to others. Eggs kept on the head at body temperature are likely to hatch causing the situation to relapse. After treatment, the hair should be sectioned off and the eggs removed manually or with a lice comb until no eggs are seen. The process for looking for and removing eggs should be repeated daily for up to two weeks. The following information has been taken from the CDC website to provide additional information:
In the United States, infestation with head lice (Pediculus humanus capitis) is most common among preschool- and elementary school-age children and their household members and caretakers. Head lice are not known to transmit disease. Getting head lice is not related to cleanliness of the person or their environment. Head lice are spread by direct contact with the hair of an infested person. The most common way to get head lice is by head-to-head contact with a person who already has head lice. Such contact can be common among children during play.