First aid is provided to children who suffer injuries or become ill at school. The clinic keeps no medication, including aspirin, on hand to give to students. We will clean cuts and scrapes and apply bandages as needed. Anything requiring further care will be referred to the parent. By law, the clinic cannot operate as a doctor's office. We will not dispense any medication without prior written approval by parents.
Medication must be personally delivered by a parent in the original childproof, labeled container, and the parent must complete necessary consent forms. Children cannot bring medication to school. The parent must then pick up any remaining medicine, once treatment is finished. Otherwise, it will be discarded.
No medicine will be administered without a signed consent form from parents. The medicine must be in the original container. Instructions for the medication must include:
1. The child’s name
2. The name of the medication
3. The time medication is to be given
4. The amount of medication to be given
Medicine is not to be kept in a student’s desk. All medicine must be taken to the clinic. Medicine will be administered in the clinic. The teacher will not be held responsible for medication. Should it be necessary for a student to have medication for any duration of time, it will be necessary for the parent to complete a standardized form giving the school permission to administer the medication. Please note, at our principal's discretion, over the counter medications will not be dispensed at school this includes aspirin, ibuprofen, Tylenol, and Advil.
- Signs of illness and reasons to exclude from school:
- Fever 100.0 degrees or higher with or without symptoms
- More than one episode of vomiting, diarrhea or severe abdominal pain
- Whites of eyes are pink or red with yellow drainage
- Any open sore oozing fluid
- Any rash with fever or signs of illness
- Suspected impetigo, lice or scabies that has NOT been treated
Each child will be given a CLINIC INFORMATION CARD to be completed by the parent or guardian and then returned to the school. This will be kept on file in the clinic. It is very important that you have at least one name and a number of someone who can be contacted in case of an emergency. It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the clinic if any of the telephone numbers change during the course of the school year. The school will not be responsible in cases where a parent cannot be reached because of incorrect or invalid telephone numbers provided by parents. Should an emergency situation arise in which your child needs immediate medical attention, and we are unable to contact anyone, we will call 911, and your child will be taken to the emergency room at parental expense.
If the temperature is 101.0 degrees or higher, with or without symptoms, a parent will be notified and the student needs to go home. Your child should be fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.
Diarrhea and Vomiting
If your child has one episode of loose stool and/or vomiting and appears to feel well, it may not be necessary for your child to be sent home. However, if your child has recurring loose stools and/or vomiting, the child should remain at home until their symptoms clear up.
If your child’s eye is pink/red and there is yellow drainage, he should stay home until symptoms are gone.
Children with lice must be picked up. Treatment with a special shampoo and removal of all live lice is required before the child returns to school.