The health and well being of your child are primary concerns while your child is in school. In order to ensure and maintain his/her good health and safety, please take a few minutes to review the following guidelines:
- We attempt to discourage administration of medication in the schools. However, if your physician decides it is necessary for your child to receive a medication during the school day, the approval and specific directions must be provided to the school by the physician.
- Parents must bring the medication to the school in the original box or bottle with the current prescription label on the container
- All medications (even over the counter medications) require a written physician’s order.
- Students are not to have medications in their possession.
- Keep all home, work, and emergency phone numbers at school up-to-date. When children become suddenly ill or injured at school, it is essential that we have current phone numbers.
- Please keep the nurse informed of significant changes in your child’s health. For example: changes in diet, daily medication, new allergies, and changes in physical restrictions, vision and/or hearing impairment. By communicating your child’s special health and safety needs to us, we can ensure a safer and healthier school year.
- All students are to keep a change of clothing in their lockers in case of illness, spills from lunch or mud at recess. Extra clothing is not available from the nurse.
- Remember, early morning programs are not BCPS activities. All injuries/illness must be reported to the program official who will render first aid and contact parents. Please review this procedure with your child.