• Influenza or Influenza-like Illness in Schools or Child Care Facilities

    Respiratory Illness

    Flu Guide for Parents

    Flu Guide for Parents- Spanish

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    • School Nurse  

        It is our priority to keep all of our students healthy and in school.  Ms. Karen Bynum, a Registered Nurse, staffs our health room.  

          Medication       medication

      In order to be administered at school, all medication (prescription and non-prescription - over the counter) must be in an unopened original container and be accompanied by a signed Medication Form (available online or in the school office).

      Prescription Medication 

      • Name of the Doctor
      • Name of the student
      • Name of the Medication with dosage and route (oral, topical, etc.)
      • Frequency and time of administration

      *Non-Prescription Medication – Over the Counter must be in the original unopened container

      • Name of the student
      • Name of the medication with dosage and route (oral, topical, etc.)
      • Frequency and time of administration

      *No herbal supplements may be administered by school personnel.

      If your child is not feeling their best, please use the following guidelines to determine whether or not they should be in school.  If you think that your child might have a fever, please check before sending them to school.  Your child should not return to school until they have been fever free for at least 24 hours without medications. 


      Healthroom  
      Illness Guidelines 

    Symptom/Illness

    Child should not be at school or in contact with other children:

    If child feels well enough, he/she may attend school:

    Runny Nose

    Cloudy or yellow/green discharge with congestion and fever

    Clear drainage as with allergies

    Cough

    Frequent or uncontrollable and accompanied by fever

    Infrequent or if has been antibiotics for at least 24 hours and no fever

    Fever

    If temperature is above 100, accompanied by cough, headache, etc.

    If temperature is below 100 for 24 hours without taking a fever reducing medication and there are no other symptoms

    Diarrhea or vomiting

    One episode of vomiting accompanied by fever or diarrhea

    Single incidence of diarrhea or vomiting with no other symptoms. Must be 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting.

    Strep Throat or Scarlet Fever

    Sore throat, headache, nausea, fever. The only way to rule out Strep is with a throat culture.

    After 24 hours on antibiotics and fever free for 24 hours

    “Pink Eye” Conjunctivitis

    Eye is red with complaint of burning or itching. Crusty, white or yellow drainage is occurring.

    Has been on antibiotics for 24 hours or symptoms have improved/or note from doctor stating no longer contagious

    Rash/skin infection

    Any child with rash or signs of skin infection not having been evaluated by doctor

    Rash free or written release from doctor or after 24 hours on antibiotic for skin infection

    Chicken Pox

    Itching with pink/red spots with blister-type center , fever

    Lesions crusted over and dry, no fever

    Flu

    Fever of 100 and above with accompanying sore throat, cough, runny nose, congestion, body aches, extreme tiredness, vomiting or diarrhea

    Fever free (less than 100) for 24 hours without having been given fever reducing medication or release from physician if diagnosed with any type of flu

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  • *Forms:

    Health Assessment Record

    Healthroom Emergency Form

     HCS Medication Guidelines

    PPA- Authorization From

    Diet Prescription Form

     

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  • *Parent Information:

    Flu Guide

    Flu Flyer

    Meningococcal Diseases

     

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  • *Links:

    Heavy Backpack Awareness

    http://www.bacsupport.com/

     

    State Department Influenza Information

    http://www.alsde.edu/sec/pss/Communicable/Flu%20flyer.pdf

     

     

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