FORMS AND DOCUMENTS
POLICIES AND PROCEDURES
- Students requiring medication(s) during school hours must have a Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization form completed by a physician. The form is only good from school year to school year, unless otherwise stated by the physician.
- 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 and should be given at home (before school and after school).
- For the safety of your child, the parent/guardian must deliver all medications to the school nurse's office.
- The Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization form must be signed before any prescription medication can be administered at school. If it is the first dose, the first time taking the prescribed medication, the first dose must be administered at home. 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 with an order from the physician to stop the medication.
- All prescription medication must be in a current pharmacy-label container. Ask the pharmacist for a second labeled bottle for home use, if needed.
- Students are not authorized to carry medication on their person except those authorized by a physician, such as emergency medications and approved medications for self-administration.
- All over-the-counter medication requires a Medication Prescriber/Parent Authorization Form. The medication must be in an unopened, unexpired original container, age-appropriate, and match the physicians' orders. DCS schools do not stock or provide over-the-counter medication.
1. Scoliosis - Grades 5 through 9
2. Vision - Pre-K, Head Start, Kindergarten, Grades 2 through 4, as requested for Referrals
3. Hearing -Pre K, Head Start, Kindergarten, Grades 2 through 4, as requested for Referrals
4. Height/Weight - Pre-K, Head Start, as requested
5. Blood Pressure - As requested by physician, as requested for Referrals
6. Dental - Pre-K, Head Start
INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDED GUIDELINES
The Dothan City School District has stocked Naloxone Hydrochloride (Narcan) at Dothan High and Carver 9th Grade Academy. We are in the process of obtaining Narcan for our elementary schools and Dothan Preparatory Academy. There is a procedure in place to administer Narcan for emergency medical aid to any person suffering from an opioid overdose. DCS has trained staff in place and will continue to train staff members to administer Narcan in the case of an emergency.
To keep our students safe, we are reminding students not to ingest any medications unless they are given to them by their parents, trusted family member, or a known and trusted adult; and not to eat any unwrapped or unpackaged candies at school.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in keeping our students safe.
Please click on or cut and paste this link to learn more about Fentanyl and fake pills:
For more information on Fentanyl:
For Alabama Standing Orders and more training on Narcan:
*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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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.