When Should I Contact the Nurse?
If your child has been diagnosed with a health condition, such as but not limited to; diabetes, seizures, heart condition, asthma, allergies to food or other illnesses or diseases, please call or visit the school nurse so that a plan for safe care at school can be started.
Please provide the school nurse with a note from your physician regarding any medical condition that may require some type of accommodation.
If your child has a food allergy that will need an accommodation, please have your doctor complete a Statement for Special Meals form that you can obtain from the school nurse.
The District understands that some students may need prescription and non-prescription medication to participate in their educational program.
Nonprescription medication requested by a parent or guardian may be administered when the parent provides a completed medication over the counter administration consent form signed and dated by the parent, and the medication is in the original, labeled container. These forms may be obtained from your school nurse.
Prescription medication shall be administered when the parent provides a signed written order form that is signed by the attending physician and the parent, and the medication is in the original, labeled container. These forms may be obtained from your school nurse.
Sick child or Absence
Each day your child is ill and remains home from school, please call the school and report your child’s absence. When calling the school, the staff will ask for two symptoms. The school nurse then reports the symptoms to the Scott County Health Department to help track various outbreaks within our county and state. Your child’s name is never reported, only a list of symptoms.
- Fever: any temperature at or above 100 degrees, your child must be fever free without the help of fever reducing products before returning to school.
- Vomiting and/or Diarrhea: Your child must not return to school until 24 hours after the last episode.
- Persistent Cough and Runny Nose: If your child’s cough interrupts the normal day or is so disruptive that other students cannot focus, he/she should stay home.