Yes, however, a student must have a physician's order, as well as, written authorization of a parent or guardian to receive medication at school. The medication must be stored in its original container and held by the school in a securely locked storage compartment. Please refer to the student handbook for more information and the "Permission for Medication to be Given" form can be downloaded on our website.
When would the school nurse recommend me keeping my child home from school?
If your child has one of the following symptoms, they should definitely be kept home. If your student is not feeling well or is experiencing any symptoms of illness, please keep them home and notify the office. Illness presents different in everyone please keep your children home if they are sick and notify the office:
Loss of Taste of Smell
FEVERS OF 99.0 OR GREATER
Children should be without fever for 24 hours before they return to school. (Exception: Children with fevers from vaccinations need not be excluded if they are able to participate in the daily activities.)
Children with VOMITTING OR DIARRHEA* should be excluded until these symptoms subside for 24 hours. (*Diarrhea is loose, watery stools, more than 3 times in 24 hours)
Children with the following BACTERIAL INFECTIONS should be excluded until they have been treated with antibiotics for 24 hours:
Bacterial conjunctivitis (red eyes with colored, pus-like drainage). [Children with viral conjunctivitis should be excluded until eyes are no longer red and/or draining.]
Other skin infection (draining burns, sores that can't be covered)
Children with GENERALIZED RASHES (over multiple parts of the body) should stay home from school until they have been seen and diagnosed by their health care provider as non-infectious.
Children with CHICKEN POX should stay home until their sores dry up. (usually 5-7 days)
Children with HEAD LICE should stay home until they have been treated and ALL NITS have been removed.
Children with SCABIES should stay home until 24 hours after treatment.
Children with RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) need not be excluded unless they are ill enough to require more care than usual.
If your child has one of the following conditions, they may warrant exclusion from school:
A child who is ill with any symptoms and is unable to participate in the usual school activities.
A child who has thick green or yellow nasal discharge persisting longer than three days, if accompanied by any of the following symptoms: fever, persistent cough, eye drainage, or ear pain. You should have your health care provider evaluate your child and follow his or her advice about your child's return to school.
A child who is identified during a Health Department investigation who may be at risk for a communicable disease.