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In the beginning of the year we send out a Medical Verification Form regarding your children’s health. This is a good place to update any conditions and other important health information that pertains to your child. Also on this form is a section where you can authorize the school nurse to administer over the counter medications (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Benadryl, Tums, and Cough Drops).

A physician’s signature is required to administer prescription medications at school. Ms. Minns can fax the form to your doctor upon request. Parents and guardians are required to deliver all medications to the Health Office. Under no circumstances shall students transport medications, prescription or non-prescription, to or from school. All unused medications must be picked up by a parent or guardian at the end of the year or it will be disposed of. Any medications that are considered a controlled substance must be counted in person with the parent/guardian and the School Nurse, documented, and signed.

Keeping Your Child Home

To provide a healthy and safe environment for all students and staff, we ask parents and guardians to keep children home from school during communicable phases of illness.
This includes, but is not limited to:
  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Temperature of 100.4 degrees or more
  • 24 hours after symptoms of an illness have ended
  • 24 hours after a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more has ended without any medicine
  • 24 hours after vomiting or diarrhea has ended
  • 24 hours after starting an antibiotic for strep throat, bacterial conjunctivitis, or other bacterial illnesses
  • Undiagnosed rashes, sores, or other skin ailments
  • Chicken pox - For 1 week after the first skin lesions appear
The school nurse will determine when it is safe for the child to return to school.

Health and Wellness

When in doubt about your child’s health on any given day, please keep him/her home. Your child may be coming down with something that can be transmitted to other children. Any child with signs of illness (sore throat, cough, runny/stuffy nose fever, rash, vomiting, etc.) MUST be kept home.
Children need fresh air and exercise. We expect that children will go out for recess breaks. Any long-term request that a child stay in for recess will require a note from a physician. During inclement weather, the principal or the teacher on duty will make a decision whether the children should be kept in or out. A good rule to follow would be to always dress children for outdoor recess.

Head Lice

Head lice (Pediculosis) is an intermittent problem at the elementary level. We need the help of parents to prevent an epidemic of head lice.
  • Please check your children weekly to see if there are signs of head lice or nits. (Look especially behind the ears and top of the head. Nits resemble dandruff but do not brush off.) If you find them, either seek medical attention or the assistance of a pharmacist. Also, please notify the School Nurse.
  • Carefully follow the written directions, which accompany the recommended treatment. It is important to use a fine tooth comb to remove all nits as they stick to the hair and do not wash out.