See attached letter below for scoliosis changes for school year 2011-2012.
MEDICAL EXCLUSIONS FROM SCHOOL
Per Stafford County Health Services Guidelines, the following are REASONS TO STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL:
1. NURSE ASSESSMENT to go home /stay home with illness
2. FEVER 100 degrees or higher within the past 24 hours
3. VOMITING within the past 24 hours
4. DIARRHEA within the past 24 hours
5. SWOLLEN OR PAINFUL extremity joints from an injury
6. SEVERE EARACHE PAIN
7. INJURY OR ILLNESS REGQUIRING FURTHER IMMEDIATE TREATMENT
8. SUSPECTED substance abuse (drugs, alcohol)
9. SUSPECTED CONTAGIOUS DISEASES: EXAMPLES INCLUDE, but not limited to:
10. PRE SCHOOLERS: Continous yellow or green drainage from the nose
11. ANTIBIOTIC treatment which has just begun. Students given antibiotics for communicable infections should stay home for the first 24 hours.
Responsibility of Parent or Guardian
- Parents and guardians shall be encouraged to cooperate with the physician to develop a schedule so that the necessity for taking medication/treatments at school will be minimized or eliminated.
- Parents and guardians will assume full responsibility for the supplying of all medications (please ask the pharmacist to provide a separate container for the school).
- Parents or guardians should deliver any medication/treatment to be administered under this policy. All controlled medication (such as Ritalin & Dexedrine) will be counted and documented at the time of delivery by school personnel.
Responsibility of Physician
- The pupil’s physician must complete a request form for each prescribed medication/treatment, the form must be signed by the parent or guardian, and it must then be filed with the school nurse in the school clinic.
- Medication containers must be clearly labeled with the following information: .
- Pupil's full name.
- Physician's name.
- Physician's telephone number.
- Name of medication.
- Dosage, schedule, and dose form.
- Date of expiration of prescription.
- The physician must indicate to the pharmacy the need to provide prescription refills for the school.
Responsibility of School Personnel
- The school nurse/designee will assume responsibility for placing medication in a locked cabinet. Controlled medication will be counted and documented at the time of acceptance.
- The school/nurse designee will administer all medications/treatments as ordered by the physician and will document date/time.
- The parent/guardian must pick up discontinued or unused medications. If not claimed by the end of the school year, the school nurse will properly dispose of the medication.
- No pupil shall be administered medications or medical treatments during school hours except upon the written request from a licensed physician who has responsibility for the medical management of the pupil. The parent or guardian must sign all such requests. Medications and requests for medical treatments must be delivered to school by a parent or legal guardian.
- No prescription or non-prescription medications of any kind may be self administered while on school premises (including aspirin and other over the counter pain relievers and cold remedies).
- All medications must be kept in the school clinic in the custody of the school nurse.
- It is the responsibility of the student to report to the clinic at the proper time to receive medication or treatment.
- Nurses do not accompany students on field trip.