- All medications must be brought to the office personally by the parent who must complete a medication form. Children may not bring medicine to the office with a note. This policy is strictly enforced and medicines will NOT be sent home with a child.
- If a child has a headache, the school cannot dispense any medication without the completed information on the emergency form.
- Make sure the school has all current emergency phone numbers on file in the office.
If your child is sick, keep him/her home. When a child complains of aches and pains, the teacher has to make the decision to keep the child in the classroom or send him/her to the office to call home. Any time a teacher feels a complaint warrants a trip to the office, the parent may be called regarding the situation. Depending on the severity of the child’s condition, the parent may be asked to pick him/her up early. Children are not allowed to return to school until they are free of the following conditions for 24 hours: fever, vomiting, diarrhea, rash or open wound.
If the school suspects that a child may have a contagious or infectious condition, we will call the parent to come and pick up the child from school immediately. The student must then be cleared by a medical doctor and accompanied by the parent/guardian when readmitting him/her to school.
This is a common problem in elementary schools. Routine checks are made at school. Students found with head lice or nits in their hair are sent home with instructions for treatment. Students cannot return to class until they have been cleared by their doctor. The parent must bring the child to the office to receive clearance before they can return to class.
For more information on head lice and how to treat head lice and other helpful health information, please visit kidshealth.org,