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Medication/Clinic Policies

Medication at School

1.  Only prescription medicine in the original bottle with the patient's full name, date, and dosage, method and time of administration may be given at school.
2.  Only when the official Parent Authorization Form is filled out and on file in the office, will medication be administered.
3.  No over the counter drugs are to be brought to school.  This includes cough drops.  Parents may come to school to administer a medication in the presence of school personnel.
4.  Medicine Has to be brought in by an adult.  No medication is to be carried on the bus.
5.  Teachers will carry all medications on field trips.
6.  An asthmatic student shall be able to carry a metered dose inhaler on their person with approval from the parent physician.  The school will be provided a copy of the permission with physician's approval.

Illnesses:

When to keep your child home from school:

These guidelines may help you make that decision.

 Temperature: 

If your child has a temperature over 100, you need to keep your child at home.

If a child is sent to the school clinic/nurse with a temperature over 100 during the school day, he or she will be sent home.

 Rash: 

If your child has a skin condition or ongoing rash that is not contagious, please send your child's teacher a note.

If your child has an unexplained rash, it would be a good idea to see a doctor. Again, send your child's teacher a note to explain the cause and possibly avoid a trip to the school clinic and call home from the school nurse..

 Pink Eye: 

Pink eye is highly contagious and can spread rapidly. If the eye is red/pink, itchy, has drainage and is matted together in the morning these are all clear signs of pink eye. Antibiotic drops are the only way to take care of this so the child must see a doctor. The antibiotic drops must be used for 24 hours before returning to school. In the mean time you and your child need to wash you hands frequently.

 Head Lice:

If you know your child has head lice, please do not send him or her to school.  Lake County School Board Policy states:  "Any student infested with head lice and/ or nits shall be excluded from school until the student has received treatment for head lice and all nits have been removed."  To be readmitted to school, the child must be checked by school personnel in the office before 8:35 and accompanied by an adult.  Teachers spot check students for head lice on a regular basis each week.  If it is determined that your child has head lice, the school nurse will call you and you will be asked to pick your child up from school.

Diarrhea and vomiting:

If your child has had diarrhea and/or vomiting at home within hours before school starts, consider keeping him or her at home until the condition improves.  Often diarrea and/vomiting are symptoms of a virus which can also be contagious.

Note:
Make sure that the school office has at least two numbers available to contact you in case your child gets ill during school hours.