Oral medication will be given or topical medication will be applied only when prescribed by a licensed physician. The medicine must be prescribed to be given at least four times per day or at a specific time of day in order to be given at school. Medication prescribed three times a day or less needs to be given at home, before and after school hours. A parent or guardian must bring the medicine to school in the original container and must complete a written permission form for the medicine to be given. These forms are available in the health room. If you anticipate your child needing to take medicine at school, you may ask the pharmacist for two prescription bottles, one for home and one for school. Over the counter medications will not be given at school unless prescribed by a physician to be given four times a day, or at a specific time of day.
If a student has a health condition that requires specific treatment, for example, asthma, severe allergies to insect stings, diabetes, or seizure activity, emergency medications will be administered as written by a physician. Please bring Epi-Pen injection kits, inhalers, or necessary emergency medications to the school to be used as necessary.
Criteria for Students Being Sent Home Due to Illness
1. Fever of 100 degrees or higher during the past 24 hours, with or without symptoms
2. A cold in the contagious stage; severe nasal discharge that is not clear in color
3. Any communicable diseases
4. Undiagnosed rash or skin eruptions
5. Vomiting or diarrhea within 12 hours
6. Untreated head lice or scabies