Illness/Medications

Information from Nurse Susan

A full-time nurse is on duty during school days for your convenience.

Medication- 
Flagler County School Board policy prohibits students from carrying any medication to school, from school, or during school. This policy includes cough drops, sunscreen, eye drops, lozenges, skin creams, and non-prescription and prescription medications. If a student needs to have medication during school hours, a parent/guardian will need to bring the medication to the school clinic and complete the appropriated paperwork.Medication brought to school by a student cannot be returned to the student to take home. Unauthorized medication will be taken and disposed of. Each medicine must be in its original container and must match the doctor’s order exactly.

**Epi-Pens, prescription inhalers, diabetic medications and supplies, and pancreatic enzymes may be carried by the student with a written authorization by the parent and physician. The parent/guardian must complete appropriate paperwork with the school nurse IN ADVANCE of the student carrying these items.

 Any changes in medication must be in writing and brought to the clinic. This includes any over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil cough drops, antacids, etc. Students are allowed to carry inhalers with a doctor's authorization.

Illness

Students who have a fever, are experiencing diarrhea or vomiting l, and must be free of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school. A physician's note and/or parent note is needed for your student’s absence to be excused. Please reference School County Code of Conduct Please contact your students Attendance office for further information.

Students are sent to the clinic by their teacher with any complaints of illness or injury. Students are evaluated in the clinic and given first aid care is needed. Parents are called under the following conditions

-Fever over 100 degrees
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-Vomiting

-Diarrhea

-Loss of consciousness (fainting, head injuries)

-Possible communicable diseases 

-Any undiagnosed skin rash 

-Injury 

Student should remain home for 24 hours before returning to school. Ill students will need to be picked up as soon as possible. With the number of students that we have the school, clinic space is limited. Students will need to be picked up within 60 minutes of receiving the call from the nurse. All students who become ill at school must be dismissed through the nurse’s office.

The parent/guardian must complete appropriate paperwork with the school nurse IN ADVANCE of the student carrying these items.

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