Students who need to receive medication at school must have their physician complete the Alabama Medication Consent form. This form must be brought to your child’s school nurse by the parent/adult along with the prescription bottle before the medication can be given at school. If an over the counter (OTC) medication is needed the same rule must apply. A new, sealed bottle of the OTC medication along with the consent form signed by the doctor and parent must be brought to the health office.
WHEN TO KEEP THE STUDENT HOME
Regular attendance at school is encouraged and is necessary for your child’s progress. However, he/she should stay at home if he/she has any of the following conditions in order to prevent the spread of communicable diseases to others.
- Fever – temperature of 100.4 or above. Child should remain home until fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication or on antibiotics for 24 hours.
- Vomiting – your child should not attend school if they have vomited within the last 24 hours.
- Diarrhea – Your child should remain home if they have had diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
- Undiagnosed rash – Your child should not attend school until the rash has been diagnosed and treated. It could be measles, chickenpox or some other contagious disease.
- Pink Eye (conjunctivitis) – Pink eye is contagious. Your child should be seen by your doctor and treated before returning to school.
- Lice and/or nits (eggs) – Your child should not return to school until he/she has been treated with a lice shampoo and removed as many nits as possible You must accompany your child upon his/her return to school and bring a receipt for lice shampoo. Take your child to the office to see the school nurse.
- If your child has COVID-19 symptoms such as cough, fever, chills, shortness if breath, extreme fatigue, or sore throat, please keep him/her home and contact your health care provider.