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.

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.


  • 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


• 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.