Placeholder text, please change

Illness and Medication Guidelines

Illness 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


Medication Guidelines

  1. 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. 
    1. 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. 
  2. The medication permission form with the parent/guardian signature is also required for each medication.
  3. All medication must be in the original, properly labeled container and not expired.
  4. NO loose pills or unlabeled medication will be given to students under any circumstances.
  5. The clinic does not provide any medications (Tylenol and Ibuprofen are not provided by the school).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.