At the opening of school, each parent is asked to provide emergency information with names and telephone numbers of physicians, friends or neighbors to be contacted in the event of unexpected illness or emergency. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school of any changes to emergency card information.
A health record is maintained on each child throughout his/her school years. The results of all testing (vision and hearing, physical exams, immunizations, diseases, etc.) are recorded. Please notify the nurse of recent immunizations, diseases, injuries and major illnesses so that all records can be kept current.
The nurse will administer first aid when needed. However, no medications will be given during school hours without an Authorization to Dispense Medication form, signed by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian. This includes over-the-counter medication such as cough medicine and cough drops. The parent/guardian must bring to the Health Office a container properly labeled with the child’s name, name of medication, daily dosage, time during school hours when the medication is to be taken, and any other pertinent information. It is also important to let the health office know if your child is taking any new medication so that any staff member as needed may be aware of any adverse reactions that your child may experience. At no time is the amount of medication to exceed a four-week/20 day supply. Additional information is available through the school nurse.
Children who have been sent home with a fever or vomiting should be kept at home for 24 hours before returning to school.
A notice to parents/ guardians will be hand carried home by every child associated with the classroom in which there are three (3) or more identified cases of head lice/ nits. Those children excluded with head lice/nits will not be readmitted to the classroom upon their return until reexamined by staff in the health office.