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Clinic Information

Medication Guidelines:

Please remember the following guidelines pertaining to medications at school. The guidelines are designed to keep everyone healthy and safe. 

All medication must be brought to the school clinic by the parent and an authorization form must be completed. No prescription medicine or store bought medication, including cough drops, are to be sent to school with your child.

If the medication is not to remain in the clinic overnight you must pick up the medication at the end of the school day. The medication will not be allowed home with your child.

School guidelines state that all medication stored at the school must have the original updated pharmacy labels. Any over-the counter medications must be in new, unopened packages. If you have any questions, please call Nurse Ellis. 


 

Illness Etiquette:

*Consider keeping your child at home for an extra day of rest and observation if he or she has any of the following symptoms:

· Very stuffy or runny nose and/or cough

· Mild sore throat (no fever, no known exposure to strep)

· Headache

· Mild stomach ache



Definitely 
keep your child at home for treatment and observation if he or she has any of these symptoms:

 

· Fever- greater than 100 degrees by mouth. (Your child may return to school only after his or her temperature has been consistently below 100 degrees, by mouth, for a minimum of 24 hours).

· Vomiting (even once).

· Diarrhea

· Chills

· General malaise or feelings of fatigue, discomfort, weakness or muscle aches.

· Frequent congested (wet) or croupy cough.

· Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose.

To help prevent the flu and other colds, teach your children good hygiene habits:

· Wash hands frequently.

· Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth.

· Cough or sneeze into your shoulder, if you use a tissue, throw it out and wash your hands!

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

Colds are the most contagious during the first 48 hours. A child who has a fever should remain at home until “fever free” for a minimum of 24 hours. A child who has started antibiotics needs to be on the medication 48 hours before considered non-contagious and able to return to school. Often when a child awakens with vague complaints (the way colds and flu begin), it is wise to observe your child at home for an hour or two before deciding whether or not to bring to school. Your child should be physically able to participate in all school activities on return to school. Keeping a sick child at home minimizes the spread of infections and viruses.


 

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