Please be sure to keep your student home if:
- they have had a fever (>100.4) in the past 24 hours
- acute vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
- they are unable to participate in class
- they are contagious
- If the nurse excuses student from school due to illness, they are required to see the nurse. A parent or guardian will give permission and student should sign out prior to departure.
- If students are leaving school without nurse's clearance, absence will not be excused, but student should still sign out and stop by nurse's office to verify parent permission.
Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medication Protocols
Medication is best administered in the home. At school, students may neither carry nor self-administer prescription or over-the-counter drugs. Any student who must take medication during the school day must comply with the following regulations:
- Written orders from a physician detailing the name of the drug(s), dosage, and time interval the medication will be taken.
- Written permission from the parent/guardian directed to the nurse, requesting that the school comply with the physician’s order.
- Medications must be brought to the nurse in a container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or physician.
- The nurse provides a locked cabinet for storing all medications.
- Medication is dispensed by the nurse or her designee who consents to assume the responsibility.
- Parent/Guardians must give written permission for the school to give over-the-counter drugs to a student.
Health Insurance and Records
Every Leland and Gray student should have health insurance. The nurse can provide information to students and parents/guardians on how children can obtain insurance and receive the physical, dental, and mental health care necessary during school. The school maintains confidential health records for all students based on health forms completed by parents/guardians every year.
Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) Model
- A coordinated framework promoting alignment, integration, and collaboration between health and education in order to achieve improved cognitive, physical, social and emotional development.
- For more information visit the WSCC website.
- Our next SHAC meeting is Feb 26th at 3 pm. Call the nurse's office for more information or if you would like to attend.