FORMS AND DOCUMENTS

POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

  • Medications At School

    1. If your child needs medication(s) during school hours, a Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization form must be signed. This form must be renewed every school year.
    2. Only medications that are required to be given during school hours will be administered. Medications prescribed for 1, 2, or 3 times a day can be given at home.
    3. For the safety of your child, the parent/guardian must deliver all medications to the school office.
    4. The Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization form must be signed before any prescription medication can be administered at school. If the medication order is changed during the school year, a new authorization form is required. If the medication is stopped, please notify the school nurse and pick up any remaining medication.
    5. All prescription medication must be in a current pharmacy-label container. Ask the pharmacist for a second labeled bottle for home use, if needed.
    6. Students cannot carry medication on their person except emergency medications and approved medications prescribed for self-administration.
    7. Over-the-Counter medication requires a Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization Form. The medication must be in an unopened, unexpired original container, and age-appropriate. The school does not stock or provide over-the-counter medications.
    8. The first dose of a new medication should be given at home in case of a possible allergic reaction.
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  • Health Screenings

    1. Scoliosis - Grades 5 through 9
    2. Vision - Pre-K, Head Start, Kindergarten, Grades 2 through 4
    3. Hearing - Referrals
    4. Height/Weight - Pre-K, Head Start
    5. Blood Pressure - Referrals
    6. Dental - Pre-K, Head Start

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  • Cleaning and Disinfecting Schools to Help Slow the Spread of Flu

    LINK: CDC - How To Clean and Disinfect Schools To Help Slow the Spread of Flu

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INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES

  • Immunization Requirements

    *Required Current Immunizations to Attend School:

    ~ DTP   -  5 Doses (4, if the 4th does was given on or after the 4th birthday)
    ~ Polio  -  4 Doses (3, if the 3rd does was given on or after the 4th birthday)
    ~ MMR  -  2 Doses
    ~ Varicella - 2 Doses
    ~ TD Booster - Every 10 Years

    Is your child protected? Between 13 through 18 years old, your child should visit his/her doctor once each year for check-ups.  This can be a great time to get any vaccines your teen may need.  

    For Information and Immunization Requirements for children entering school, please visit the links below:

    Alabama School Immunization Law Resources: https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/immunization/resources.html

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  • When Should Your Child Stay Home?

    Below are some helpful guidelines to help you make that decision.

    1. Fever 100 degrees or higher, vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours. Must be free of fever, diarrhea, or vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school.
    2. Persistent cough or runny nose with thick discolored nasal drainage should be evaluated by a doctor.
    3. Rashes should be evaluated by the doctor. A medical note is required when returning to school 
    4. Red or pink, itchy eyes with crusty green/yellow drainage may return 24 hours after antibiotic treatment is started.
    5. Open sores with drainage should be evaluated by a doctor. A medical note is required when returning. Sores should be covered.
    6. Ringworm - may attend school after treatment. The infected area should be covered. When present on the scalp, should be evaluated by a doctor. Medical notes is required when returning to school.
    7. Head Lice - to help prevent further outbreaks, please let the school know if your child has lice. This will allow the nurse to check other students that have close contact with your child. We have a "No Nit" policy - ALL NITS must be removed before returning to class. A parent/guardian should accompany their child when returning to school.
    8. Chickenpox - may return to school when the blisters are dried or scabbed over. (5-10 days)

    *It is important for the health of all students and staff that your child not be at school when sick. However, if you have any concerns about your child's illness, please contact your doctor.

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  • Communicable Disease

    :an infectious disease (such as cholera, hepatitis, influenza, malaria, measles, or tuberculosis) that is transmissible by contact with infected individuals or their bodily discharges or fluids (such as respiratory droplets, blood, or semen), by contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, by ingestion of contaminated food or water, or by direct or indirect contact with disease vectors (such as mosquitoes, fleas, or mice): https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/communicable%20disease

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  • The Flu: A Guide for Parents

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  • Flu: A guide for parents of children or adolescents with chronic health conditions

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  • Influenza Disease

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  • Influenza Preparedness for Schools: Tips for Parents

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  • Measles Virus

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  • Meningococcal Disease

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  • Backpack Safety

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  • ALtogether Alabama|Get Help or Lend a Hand COVID-19

    ALtogether is a one-stop-shop where Alabamians can ask for help or lend a hand during the COVID-19 crisis. This response effort is designed to connect businesses, nonprofits, and people that need help with the right program partners–and to connect program partners with people and resources to help those most in need.

    At a broader level, ALtogether is a coordinated effort to provide policymakers, businesses, foundations, and the public with (1) information about how the crisis is impacting hardworking Alabamians and (2) opportunities to offer assistance to Alabama business owners and workers.

    Link: altogetheralabama.org

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  • Student & Young Adult Health Insurance Plans

    What You Should Know About Student and Young Adult Health Insurance Plans

    • You can’t stay on your parent’s plan forever: Once you turn 26, you’re no longer able to stay on your parent’s health insurance policy.
    • Your school or employer may offer plans: Some schools offer sponsored health insurance plans. If you have a job, your employer may have a group plan you can use.
    • You may qualify for assistance: You can apply for individual insurance through the Health Insurance Marketplace. In the marketplace, you can determine your eligibility for subsidies to help you pay monthly premiums.

    Link: affordablehealthinsurance.com/best-student-health-insurance/

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