School Health Clinic Polices and Procedures
Medications at School
In order to administer medication or treatment to your child at school, the following conditions must be met:
- A Medication/Treatment Authorization Form signed by you and your doctor for any medications to be administered in school (including over-the-counter medications) must be on file in school as required by law.
- Medications must be in the original prescription or unopened over-the-counter container labeled with the child’s name, medication name, dosage, and times to be administered
- 3Parent /guardian must deliver the signed Medication/Treatment Authorization form and medication directly to the school health room so that the medications can be accepted and counted.
When Your Child is Sick – Staying home when sick will help your child get well and protect classmates.
Do not send your child to school it s/he has:
- Bad cough
- Severe sore throat
- Eye Infection
- Head Lice
- Fever: your child must be free of fever (100 F or higher) for at least 24hours.
- Skin Rash: your child needs a note from a healthcare provider that s/he is not contagious.
Minor abrasions will be washed with soap and water and band-aid applied. (No other ointments are allowed to be applied)
Parent/guardian will be notified in event of all head injuries, regardless of severity, with Student Incident Report and phone call. It is very important that parent/guardian observe the student for delayed symptoms of internal head injury for 48 to 72 hour following injury – no matter how minor it may appear.
Orthopedic Injury Assistive Device Authorization Form must be completed by attending physician for student to use crutches or wheelchair on campus. All devices must be furnished by the parents.
- Vision – K, 1st, 3rd and 6 grades
- Hearing – K, 1st and 6th grades
- Height & Weight Measurements – 1st, 3rd , 6th and 9th grades
- Scoliosis (spine screening) 6th grade.
If your child’s vision, BMI, hearing or scoliosis screening is outside normal limits, you will receive a letter with information and/or instructions. The screening and follow-up results will be noted in your child’s health records.
If a student is found to have head lice, they must be picked up and taken home with Head Lice Notification & Treatment Letter. Head lice removal kits can be found at any local department or drug store. Students cannot return to school until all live lice have been removed. After lice treatment the student must return with parent/guardian to the clinic to be examined for lice/nits before they can return to class. Student must report to the health room on a daily basis to monitor process of nit removal until no nits are found. Student must report to the health room in 10 days for a final lice/nit recheck.