Illness/Medication

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

      The Parkland School District has established the following medication guidelines to guarantee safe handling and administration of medications at school.  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 a parent/guardian to send prescribed medication to school with a child:
I.         The medication should be sent in the original container and must be labeled with:

A.     The child’s name and grade.
B.     The name of the medication
C.     The amount of medication to be taken
D.     The time the child is to take the medication.

II.      It is the parent’s responsibility to assure an adequate supply of  medication in the Health Room.

A.     Any changes in the dosage or time of administration require new forms completed by the parent and/or physician.

B.      If your child needs to have prescribed medication with him/her on any field trip, it is the parents’ responsibility to personally notify the school nurse before each scheduled field trip so that arrangements can be made to comply with your request.

 III.   A written authorization from the parents indicating the name, dosage, time, and duration that the medication is to be administered should be kept on file in the Health Room.  This form must be completed by the second day that the child is receiving the medication in school.
 IV.   A written authorization from the physician indicating the diagnosis, name of medication dosage, time schedule, duration, method of administration and possible side effects pertinent within the school setting is required for all prescription medication.  Parents are encouraged to deliver all medications to the Heath Room.  Parents are required to deliver controlled medications such as Ritalin and Adderall directly to the Health Room. 

V.   Student contract to carry asthma inhaler.