ADMINISTRATION OF (non)PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION CONSENT FORMS can be found on our forms page. Click here
- The nurse takes great care to see to your child’s needs and to determine the severity of the illness or injury that occurs during the school day. It is not the intent of the clinic to diagnose illness and the clinic should not be used in place of your child’s healthcare provider. Should the student need to be sent home due to illness or injury, you will be contacted from a number you noted on students health form. Minor incidents will be reported by email to the email you have indicated.
- All medications that will be administered in the clinic require a completed medication authorization form. This includes all over the counter medications as well as prescribed medication. Parents can pick up these forms in the clinic or the forms form this site. The form must be completed by your physician and signed by parent as well. Only an adult may transport medications to school.
- Sore Throats are a very common complaint. If reddened or sinus drainage is observed, fluids may be encouraged and an email may be sent home. If blisters or swollen tonsils are observed, a parent will be contacted.
- Stomach Aches are very common complaint, often exaggerated, and difficult to medically evaluate. If the student has been in the clinic x 20 minutes without fever, vomiting or diarrhea, they may return to class. Upon initial complaint to the teacher the student should be given the opportunity to use the restroom or eat a snack. If a child has a medical condition that causes frequent stomach problems, it should be reported to the school nurse or principal so that a plan of care can be written and special arrangements can be made.
- If Pink Eye is suspected, child must be sent home and referred to doctor for evaluation & treatment. If it is diagnosed as pink eye, they may return to school after 24 hrs of treatment with appropriate medical eye drops and a note from the Dr. indicating such.
- Students with draining wounds that cannot be covered with appropriate bandages will not be allowed at school.
- If head lice are visible, students will be sent home. They may be excused one day from school for treatment. Upon return to school a parent/guardian must accompany child to clinic and have the nurse check head for lice. If no lice are found, child may stay at school. If lice are still present, they will be sent back home. Presence of nits will be evaluated for 10 days following treatment of lice. The student may be sent home at the discretion of the nurse based on the progress of nit reduction.
- Fever of 100 and greater, the student will be sent home. They should be fever free for 24hrs without the use of a fever-reducing medication prior to the return to school.
- All head traumas will be reported to the parent/guardian immediately. Student will be sent home if needed.
- Students will be sent home if ringworm is present and not covered. The student may return to school after appropriate medical treatment is started.
- All students with chicken pox that have open/draining lesions will be excluded from school. They may not return until ALL are crusted and healing.
- If scabies are suspected, your child may be sent home and referred to a medical professional for diagnosis. They may not return to school until treated and released by doctor.
- Headaches are also a very frequent complaint and hard to evaluate/diagnose. Parents, please talk with your school nurse if there is a history or medical problem so that special adjustments can be made. Otherwise if no other symptom they will be allowed to rest for 15 minutes then sent back to class.
- Earaches can be a common complaint, especially among elementary age. The school nurse can check for inflammation and drainage, but cannot diagnose an ear infection. The child may be referred to a physician for further evaluation. Most children with earaches without temperature can stay at school.
Any questions please call the clinic at 352-536-6647.
Jill Morningstar, RN, School Nurse Imagine South Lake