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Student Health

Students will be required to check out and may not return to school for at least 24 hours for:

  • Vomiting

  • Acute diarrhea

  • Fever of 100 or above without medication (if fever reducers have been used, and the child would be febrile without them, they should stay at home)

  • Suspected contagious infection


Head lice is not specifically a 24 hour exclusion, rather the child will need to remain home until all nits are removed from the hair. We have adopted this policy due to the likelihood of head to head contact in our specific school setting (we do not sit at individual desks; project work is a team effort, and as such lends itself to working in close proximity to one another). 

Please click on the appropriate form, download, complete and submit as it pertains to your student's health needs: 

Parent Prescriber Authorization for Prescription Medications 

Parent Prescriber Authorization for Over the Counter Medications

Important Flu Information 


Handbook information about medications:

The Alabama Board of Nursing, Alabama State Department of Education, and Pike Road Board of Education have strict guidelines regarding medications in the school setting. A School Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization form must be completed for both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medication. These forms are available above and in the main office, and in the school clinic. 


All prescription medication must have a prescription label with the correct dosage instructions that is not expired (this includes Epi-pens and asthma inhalers).


Over the counter medications must be in an unopened container from the manufacture and appropriate for age. For example, do not bring adult Tylenol or Advil to be administered to your elementary learner. The package must have an age-appropriate label.


No medication of any kind should be carried and/or self-administered by a student without the proper paperwork filled out. If a student is approved by a physician to self-carry a medication, please complete the self-carry contract in the nurse’s office to ensure the child is aware of his/her responsibilities when it comes to having a medication on their person.


Refills of daily medications administered by the school nurse must be brought to the nurse’s office by a parent/guardian during school hours. The medication will then be counted by the nurse with the expectation that the parent/guardian will provide a witness signature.


Learners who have daily medications should under no circumstance bring a refill of medication in their backpack or on their person to be given to the nurse. Some of these medications are controlled substances, and can be misappropriated for profit or abuse. In addition, if one of these medications were accidentally or intentionally shared with another learner it could be deadly.


These regulations are in place to protect both the school district and the parent/guardian and to limit the number of people in the chain of custody of these medications.

 


500 Avenue of Learning | Pike Road, AL 36064 | Ph: 334-420-5310 | info@pikeroadschools.org

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