Illness/Medication

Lehigh County Statement on Ebola Virus and Enterovirus D-68 – October 17, 2014

ILLNESS

The Parkland School District has established the following guidelines for sickness. If a student becomes ill, he/she should stay home until fully recovered. Please do not send your child to school if any of the following symptoms are present:

  • Temperature of 100 degrees or higher
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Severe coughing
  • Suspicious skin rash

 Medications

When an illness is serious enough to warrant the administration of medication, the parent or guardian should attempt to administer the medication before or after school hours. If it becomes necessary for you to send prescribed and/ or over-the-counter medication to school, the medication should be sent in the original container and must be labeled with:

1. Child’s name and grade

2. Name of the medication

3. Amount of medication to be taken

4. Time the child is to take the medication

In addition, a Medication Administration Consent and Licensed Prescriber Order form must be completed and returned to the School Nurse. All prescription and non-prescription medications must be delivered to the school nurse by a parent/guardian and picked up by the parent/guardian at the end of the school year.

The procedure is the same for controlled substance medications (i.e. Adderall, Concerta, Ritalin, etc.). Due to the nature of these medications, a parent must deliver the medication to school. The medication may not be sent with the student and the appropriate form must be on file prior to the medication being administered at the school.

When the School Nurse is notified of a field trip with students that have medication housed in the nursing office, prescription and nonprescription medication will be sent.