School Nurse Reminders
- Medicines, of any kind, must be hand delivered, by the parent or guardian, to the school nurse. The parent or guardian must fill out a medication release form as well.
- "As needed" medications, including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, and rescue inhalers, must be brought to the school nurse in a pharmacy-labeled container, which clearly indicates the doctor's orders for dosing. Our policy requires that an asthma action plan be provided for rescue inhalers also.
- Please understand that your child must be fever free for a full 24 hours without the aid of medication -- before returning to school.
- Children experiencing a fever of 100.0 or higher, vomiting, and/or with diarrhea should remain at home.
- The nurse is able to give behavior medication and other medications that are prescribed four times per day. (So, if a child has an antibiotic that needs to be given THREE times per day, it needs to be done before school, when child gets home, and at bedtime.)
- Students who are in third grade and above can have their inhalers in their backpacks.
- One more thing... ALL students (K-4) need to keep a complete change of clothes in their backpacks in case of accidents, spills, or finding puddles on the playground.