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Tarasita Keeble - School Nurse

 

Health Services/Medication Policy

If injury or illness occurs during the school day the parent will be notified. The following is an excerpt from the Board of Education Policy Manual:

• Non-prescription medication will not be dispensed to students. Administration of prescription medications
must comply with the following regulations:

1. A written permission form for prescription medications will be provided to the school by the Health
Services Department. This form must be completely filled out and signed by both the parent(s) and child's licensed health care provider.
2. A new permission form must be provided to the school at the beginning of each new school year. The
permission form must be updated when there is a change in dosage or time of medication.
3. Medication must be brought to the elementary school office by a parent or guardian in the original
prescription bottle and refilled in like manner. No medication is to be brought to or from school by the elementary student.
4. All medication will be kept in locked storage boxes.
5. Any unused medication must be picked up by parent or legal guardian at the end of the school year.
Unused medication that is not picked up on or before the last day of school or medication that has expired, will be properly disposed of by the school.
6. Prescribed emergency medications to address life-threatening situations must be readily accessible to
the student at all times. These may be in the student's possession or in a designated location as is appropriate to the situation (field trips, etc.). Examples of these medications include, but are not necessarily limited to, asthma
inhalers, epi-pens, glucose tablets, etc.
7. The school system retains the right to reject requests for administering medication that are not in
compliance with the above guidelines.
The school cannot remove splinters or ticks nor treat old wounds or cuts or diseases such as impetigo, poison oak, or pinkeye.

FEVER POLICY: Children should be kept at home any time they are running a fever. A child should be fever free for 24 hours without the aid of medication before attending school.

LICE POLICY: The parent or guardian will be notified as soon as a child is found to have head lice. Before
returning to class, the parent must provide evidence (box top) to the school nurse that treatment was taken.