Medical Policy & Forms


Keeping Children Home Due to Illness

Mild illness is common among children. Many illness/infections do not constitute a reason for excluding children from their usual school activities. Please notify the school nurse if your child or a member of your family has an illness which could spread to other students.

School nurses’ recommendations for staying home from school:

  • Fever- a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, or temperature is below 100 but he/she is achy, pale or tired. Fever must be within normal limits for 24 hours before returning back to school without the aid of fever reducers.
  • Stomach ache- vomiting or diarrhea
  • Runny nose- thick green nasal discharge
  • Eyes- pink eye or red eye with drainage from the eye until examined and treated by a doctor and approved for readmission. Eyes
  • Rashes- blisters or draining lesions.

Please feel free to contact the school nurse with any questions.

Claudia McClellan R.N.
806-382-1206
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Medication Policy

The following guidelines have been established for students taking prescription and non-prescription medication.

Medication will be given by the school nurse or school nurse designee.

Written requests for all medication must contain:

  • Student name
  • Name of medication
  • Amount of medication to be given
  • When medication must be given
  • Parent/guardian signature

Please download and print the appropriate form, complete it, sign it, and bring the form and the medication to the school nurse.

MEDICATION FOR 15 DAYS OR LESS

  • Prescription medications: must be in their original pharmacy container and properly labeled by pharmacist. Written request by parent/guardian must accompany the prescribed medication
  • Non-Prescription medications: must be in their original container

MEDICATION FOR 15 DAYS OR MORE

• All prescription medication and non-prescription medication to be administered at school must be in original container accompanied by a written request signed and dated by a physician and parent/guardian requesting this service.


Medication Taken as Needed

( Tylenol, Motrin, Tums/Rolaids, OTC  allergy medication and cough drops)

  • All medication must be in their original container. A written request signed and dated by parent/guardian. This permission from must be renewed each school year.
  • Students who must carry inhalers/epi-pens with them must provide a written statement from physician and parent/guardian allowing him/her to do so.
  • No phone authorization will be accepted
  • The school will not furnish any medication.
  • Aspirin (Salicylate) will not be given unless prescribed by a physician.
  • The school will not administer herbal supplements.