Health Policy

Medication

 

  • A Medication Administration Release Form (MARF) must be signed before any prescription or scheduled medication will be given at school. A separate consent form is required for each prescription or scheduled medication to be administered at school. Click here for form.

  • Over-the-counter medication, not scheduled by a physician, provided by TCS (including, but not limited to: Advil, Tylenol, Benadryl, Tums, or the generic equivalent) may be administered by TCS with a parent or guardian’s written consent located on the TCS School Health Information Form. Click here for form.

  • All medication (over-the-counter and prescription) must be kept in the nurse’s office. All medication should be brought to the nurse’s office between 7:30 AM and 8:00 AM. All scheduled or prescription medication must be in the original container and labeled with the child’s name. NO OUTDATED MEDICATIONS OR CONTAINERS WILL BE PERMITTED. Any student possessing medication (over-the-counter or prescription) is subject to disciplinary actions.

  • The first dose of any new prescription medication must be given at home.

  • No prescription or scheduled medication to be given three (3) times a day or less will be administered at school unless specified by a physician.

  • Permission of long-term medication must be renewed at the beginning of each year.

  • If necessary, the nurse is authorized to delegate administration of medication to another staff member.

 

Illness

 

Parents will be notified and children will be sent home when any one or combination of the following symptoms is noted:

  • Oral temperature reads 100 or greater

  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea

  • Rash

  • Conjunctivitis (“pink eye”)

  • Suspected communicable illness***

  • Injury or illness requiring a physician's evaluation

  • Head lice or nits

  • Ringworm

*** Click here for List of Exclusion and Readmission Criteria for Specific Communicable Diseases

 

If a child is sent home or stays home from school with any of the illnesses listed above, the child may not return to school until all applicable guidelines are met:

  • FEVER FREE WITHOUT THE USE OF FEVER REDUCING MEDICATION FOR 24 HOURS

  • Without nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours

  • Evaluated or treated by a medical professional, and are able to present an excuse.

Medical Emergency

  • In the event of a major medical emergency, parents or authorized persons will be contacted immediately. In the event a parent or authorized person cannot be contacted, school officials are to take whatever action is deemed necessary, in their judgment, for the health of a child. The school shall not be financially responsible for the emergency care and/or transportation of a child.

  • In the case of a minor medical event (including, but not limited to, the following: minor cuts, scratches, scrapes, minor falls, bruises, insect bites, etc..), first aid will be provided as deemed necessary for the wellbeing of a child. A parent or guardian will be notified by phone call or note, at the discretion of the staff.

 

Medical Information

 

  • Immunizations

    • Each child must have a current record of all immunizations, or current exemption, on file with TCS.

    • Parents will be notified when immunizations are due. Proof of immunization must be returned to the school nurse within one month of notification. Failure to comply may result in dismissal from school.

  • Physician and Emergency Contact Information

    • Each child must have a current Primary Care Physician (PCP), PCP phone number, PCP address, name and number of individual to contact in the case of an emergency, and authorization to treat on file with TCS. Parents must immediately notify the school of any changes that have been made.

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