- SHOULD THEY STAY or SHOULD THEY GO ????????
Guidelines for Illnesses:
Fever of 100 or above. Stay home until temperature is less than 100 without medications
like Tylenol, Aspirin, or Ibuprofen for 24 hours.
Active vomiting or diarrhea. Stay home until symptom free for 24 hours without medication interventions.
Drainage from eyes that are red and itchy and appear suspicious for "pink eye". Do not return to school until medical treatment has begun or cleared by MD to return.
If there you ever have questions about when your child should stay home or return to school you are always welcome to call Wanda Anderson RN, District Nurse @ 936-628-2982 or the clinic at your student's campus.
Medications at school:
over the counter medications kept at the school clinic for just these occasions. Medications will be kept in the
clinic and the student can request them as needed. Prescription medications will only be given if the scheduled
times are during school hours. Clinics cannot administer essential oil products or herbal remedies.
Sending Medications to school:
Send in the original container.
Send a note with the child's name, medication, the dose (how much, how many), how often, for what
complaint the medication can be given, and the signature of a parent.
**Prescription medications that need be given at school must be in the original Pharmacy labeled bottle with
the same parental note.
SERIOUS HEALTH NEEDS AT SCHOOL LIKE:
ASTHMA, FOOD/SEVERE ALLERGIES, SEIZURES, DIABETES these health needs require that the school have
instructions EACH YEAR from a physician to know how to help the daily needs or emergencies of your child.
Please let me know if your child has any of these conditions or other serious health issues.
Good communication is the best way for your child to be SAFE AT SCHOOL while living with and managing
potentially serious health conditions.