The safety of each one of our students is first priority. A nurse is on duty every school day providing first aid and medication disbursement as needed. Our nursing staff is available to support and help with your child’s medical concerns.
You may contact the school nurse at extension 107.
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Outdoor recess for all grades will be held daily year round in good weather unless the wind chill temperature is 30 degrees Fahrenheit or lower. It is the parent’s responsibility to make sure that their child arrives at school prepared with appropriate outerwear for the current weather conditions. We do not permit individual students to remain indoors because they do not have a hat or gloves. Individual students may not stay inside for recess without a note to the nurse from the parent. Students who have not completed required class work may be required to stay in for recess.
All prescription and non-prescription medication for student use at school must be delivered to the nurse. Students may not carry medications with them at school. Written permission from the parents is required for all types of medication. The pharmacy label on a medication is the “doctor’s order” that allows a nurse to administer prescription medication. Occasionally, physicians will provide families with samples of prescription medications. Since these will not have a pharmacy label, please have your physician write a doctor’s order to accompany the sample. This also includes inhalers and creams that no longer have the labeled box. Parents are welcome to send in cold and allergy medications as needed with a written note, stating when the last dose was given at home and when the next dose is needed. These over- the- counter medications must be sent in their original labeled box or they will not be dispensed. Medications cannot be dispensed unless these steps are followed as per the Nurse Practice Act. Some non-prescription medications, including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, cough drops, and Tums, are kept on hand. Parents may be asked to supply these medications if the child uses them frequently.
Students with a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher are excluded from school. A child who develops a fever at school will be sent home. Students with a fever should not return to school until they are fever free without anti-fever medication for at least 24 hours.
Certain infections are considered contagious and require at least 24 hours of antibiotic treatment before a student can return to school. Diseases considered contagious are:
- Strep throat requires at least 24 hours of antibiotic treatment before returning to school.
- Scarlet fever requires at least 24 hours of antibiotic treatment before returning to school.
- Bacterial conjunctivitis ( pink eye) requires at least 24 hours of antibiotic treatment.
- Ringworm requires 24 hours of treatment with anti-fungal medication.
- Chicken Pox – The student cannot attend school for a minimum of 7 days from the appearance of the first rash.
- Lice, scabies, and pin worms are also contagious and require treatment before re-admittance to school.
- Re-admittance to school for other contagious conditions shall be determined by the child’s physician.
It is very helpful when parents communicate that their child has been treated for a contagious condition. Additional spread can often be limited by surveillance by the nurse for new cases and notifying parents when a particular infection is “going around”.
PLEASE VISIT THE FOLLOWING WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION REGARDING THE FLU: WWW.FLU.DELAWARE.GOV