Nut-Free Classroom Information:
My child feels sick, should he/she stay home? When a child is sick and needs to stay home, parents should contact the school and describe the illness and symptoms. If a medical provider makes a specific diagnosis (such as strep throat, conjunctivitis or chicken pox), let school staff know.
Deciding when to keep your child home from school can be difficult. Here are some guidelines when a child should stay home:
- Fever greater than 100 degrees
- General tiredness or not feeling good
- Frequent congested (wet) or croup-sounding cough
- Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
- Vomiting (even just once)
- Stomach pain that is accompanied by repeated vomiting or diarrhea. Note: if your child complains of stomach pain for several days, you should call your doctor for advice.
- Symptoms of cold or flu
The two biggest factors when deciding whether a child can attend school is whether he or she is well enough to take part in activities and whether the child’s condition will require more attention from teachers or staff than is possible.
What if my child needs to take medication during school hours? A Medication-Authorization-form will need to be signed by the parent/guardian and completed by your doctor for ANY medication. Just a gentle reminder about medications in Academies, it’s not the same as when we went to school. Over the counter medications (OTC) include: Chap-stick, Sunscreen, Cough drops, Antacids, medicated lotions, Tylenol, Benadryl, Motrin etc. These meds can be kept in the clinic with a completed Medication Administration Form. Academy students are not allowed to keep any OTC or RX medications in their possession, except for inhalers. Please remember that the school does not keep stock medications. Thanks in advance for taking a minute to review the Medication-Policy-K8
What if my child has a medical condition? We are able to care for students with most medical conditions Medication-Policy-K8. Please contact me so we can work out a plan together. We have forms available for the five most common conditions that need to be filled out by you and your child’s doctor. If you use one of these forms you do not need to complete a Medication Authorization Form as well. The Medical Management Plans include medication authorization. You can pick up a copy at school or print one off from below.
Seizure MMP 22
Medication Authorization form 22
Medication Policy 22
CF MMP 22
Cardiac MMP 22
Bleeding Disorders MMP 22
Asthma MMP 22
Allergy MMP 22