For medications to be administered at school, the following procedure must be followed:
- The School Year Medication Record form must be completed by parent/guardian
- All prescription medications must be in the original pharmacy container, labeled with the child’s name, prescription number, name of medication, dosage and number of times a day to be administered. Non-prescription medications, including dietary supplements, must also be in the original, labeled container with information from the parent/guardian as to the dates, times and amounts to be given, not to exceed label recommendations. All medications and dietary supplements must be supplied by the parent(s)/guardian(s) and will be kept in the school health office. Nursing personnel have the authority to administer medications, both prescription and non-prescription, to minor students only with written permission from the parent or legal guardian. Other school-designated personnel may administer only daily medications and emergency medication (EpiPens® and asthma inhalers) in the absence of the nurse.
- Permission may be granted for students to carry their inhalers, diabetic supplies/insulin or epinephrine injectors during the school day, per parent/guardian request, if the following process has been completed through the nurse’s office:
- Physician’s written statement regarding student’s medical condition on file in the health office
- Assessment of cognitive ability and maturity of student
- Completion of an individualized health care plan with signatures of parent/guardian, school nurse and principal.
The district has developed a Protocol and Guidelines for Supporting Children with Life-Threatening Food Allergies. The protocol is not intended to provide an allergen-free school; instead it does maximize the safety of students who have a life-threatening food allergy. If your student has a specific food allergy, contact the school nurse for additional information.
Medically verifiable, documented proof of immunizations must be provided prior to enrollment and attendance. Proof of immunization is defined as written documentation that includes the type of vaccine administered, the month and year of each immunization (except MMR immunization, for which the month, day and year is required), and the name of the physician or health agency administering the vaccine, or laboratory evidence of immunity.
Communicable disease/illness: School attendance
For the well being of all students, parents are expected to contact the school nurse when their student has contracted a communicable disease. Students who have been diagnosed by a physician to have a communicable disease or who have been assessed by the school nurse to have symptoms that may indicate a communicable condition must be excluded from school and school activities until:
- The physician releases the student to return or the period of contagion has been passed and the following criteria have been met:
o If the student is sent home ill, student should be fever-free for 24 hours (temperature below 100°F without fever reducing medications);
o Student must be free of diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school;
o If antibiotics were prescribed by a physician, student must have completed initial 24-hour dosage of medication.