SPECIAL HEALTH NEEDS
Please bring to my attention your child’s special health needs. This would include any health concerns such as asthma, diabetes, seizure disorders, heart conditions, food allergies or any other life threatening allergy.
MEDICATION IN SCHOOL
All medication, prescription and nonprescription, require a Medication Consent form that is signed by the parent/guardian and the physician. A new Medication Consent is needed for each new school year.
All medications are kept in the Health Office and dispensed by the nurse. No medications can be carried in a student’s back pack. This includes asthma inhalers and EpiPens. If you feel that there is a need for a medication to be self-carried, discuss this with the nurse.
It is required that all prescription and nonprescription medications that are dispensed by the nurse are brought to school in an Rx bottle with a current and correct label or the original nonprescription bottle with the student’s name written on it.
Medication Consent forms are available from your doctor, on the School District 279 web site or the Health Office.
PLEASE KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME IF THEY HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Fever of 100.0 or higher
- Vomiting or diarrhea with in the last 24 hrs
- Any contagious diseases or rashes until treatment has begun
(Please see Parent Handbook)
- Strep throat within the last 24 hrs of diagnosis
- Untreated head lice
- Any ailment that would keep them from fully participating in classroom activities.
Report any of the following diagnoses to the school. This would include strep, pink eye, pertussis (whooping cough), ring worm, head lice and influenza.
Nurse Mary Newman