Illness and Medication Guidelines
When should a student stay home from school due to illness?
- Fever of 100 or above and may not return to school until fever free for 24 hours without medication
- Vomiting - student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry
- Diarrhea - student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry
- Signs and symptoms of the common cold/seasonal flu
- Infection- antibiotics must be taken for a minimum of 24 hours prior to re-admittance to school
- Prescription and non-prescription medication must be brought to the school clinic by a parent/guardian for students who must take medication during the day. All medications are kept with the nurse and students are not allowed to carry medications with them.
- The only exceptions are insulin, rescue inhalers, and Epi-Pens which the student has a Physician written request on file with the nurse indicating the student has medical necessity to self carry medication.
- The medication permission form with the parent/guardian signature is also required for each medication.
- All medication must be in the original, properly labeled container and not expired.
- NO loose pills or unlabeled medication will be given to students under any circumstances.
- The clinic does not provide any medications (Tylenol and Ibuprofen are not provided by the school).
- When a medication is discontinued or at the end of the school year, a parent is to pick up and sign for the remaining medication. Medication not picked up will be discarded.
- If you have any questions or concerns please contact your campus nurse.
Following the medication policies is for your child’s safety and well-being.