Welcome to the 2012-2013 school year! Let’s work together to have a healthy year. Hand washing is the most important way to decrease the spread of illness. Please remind your child to wash hands frequently and thoroughly and to cough and sneeze into their sleeve instead of their hands. Please reinforce to your child the importance of not putting their hands in their mouth, eyes, and nose.
Children will be sent home from school for the following medical reasons:
- Fever of 100* or greater
- Rash of unknown origin
- Suspected conjunctivitis “pink eye”
- Uncontrollable diarrhea
Children should not be sent to school if any of the following conditions exist (without medication):
- Fever in the past 24 hours
- Vomiting in the past 24 hours
- Diarrhea in the past 24 hours
GCA Medication Administration Policy – No medication, prescription or non-prescription will be administered without written permission.
- Any student needing to take prescription medication during school hours must have a completed and signed Prescribed Medication Authorization form from the parent or guardian and must be signed by the prescribing physician. Separate forms are needed for epi-pens and inhalers
- The authorization form must be renewed each year and if the medication and/or dosage are changed.
- All medication must be in the container in which it was originally dispensed by the prescribing physician or licensed pharmacist.
- No verbal orders from a physician will be taken. Any changes in medication must also be in writing from the physician.
Non-prescriptive Medication (OTC): If you want to leave non-prescription, over the counter (OTC) medication for your child, including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums, Pepto-Bismol, cough drops, etc. please complete the GCA Medication Consent Form.
- You will need to provide the medication for your student in the original container.
- Medication will be kept in the infirmary and administered by the school nurse or designated staff members.