Medications

We request that you adjust your child’s schedule to eliminate the need to take medication during the school day. In the event it is necessary for a child to take medicine during the school day, the following procedure will be followed:

 

Send only one day’s supply of medicine at a time unless your child takes regular medicine on a daily basis. It should be an individual dose, in the original pharmacy bottle, labeled with the name of the medication and the time it is to be administered. Dosages of medicine cannot be changed unless a note from the doctor is on file. All medicines are to be brought to the school secretary upon arrival at school and a form will need to be filled out by the parent or guardian allowing us to give the medication.

*Please scroll to the bottom of this page to find medical forms.

 

Should I Keep My Child Home from School?

 

Chicken Pox – Yes

Children with uncomplicated chicken pox may return to school on the sixth day

after the onset of the rash or when the spots are all dried and crusted, whichever is longer.

 

Cold- No

 If your child has mild symptoms such as stuffy nose with clear drainage,

sneezing, mild cough may attend school if they are able to participate in school

activities.

 

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) –Yes  

Students may return 24 hours after treatment is started.

 

Cough- Yes

Keep your child home if the cough is persistent and productive coupled with thick

or constant nasal drainage.

 

Diarrhea- Yes

Students should be kept home for 24 hours after the last episode of diarrhea

without the use of medicine.

 

Fever- Yes

Students should stay home if their temperature is 100 degrees or more. Keep

students home until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-controlling

medicine.

 

Fifths Disease- No

By the time the rash appears, children are no longer contagious and do not need

to stay home.

 

Head Lice- Yes

Students may return after their hair has been treated and they are nit free.

Students need to bring proof of treatment (medication box) and be checked by

school personnel before being allowed back at school.

 

Impetigo-Yes

Student may return to school 24 hours after treatment starts. Sores should be

covered when student return to school.

 

Poison Ivy- No

Poison ivy is not contagious. Open lesions should be covered when student is at

school.

 

Ringworm- yes

Student may come to school as long as the area is treated and is covered when

the student is at school.

 

Strep Throat- Yes

Student may return to school 24 hours after treatment has been started and

fever is no longer present.

 

Vomiting- Yes

Student should be kept home for 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting

without the use of medicine.

 

For the protection of your student and employees, your child will be

sent home if any of these symptoms, conditions, illnesses are found or

suspected during the school day.

 

References: Oklahoma City County Health Department fact sheets

 

 

Forms

 

* IMPORTANT * - MEDICAL POLICY PARENT INFORMATION

214-2015 IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

MEDICATION SELF-ADMINISTRATION REQUEST AND RELEASE FORM

CONTROLLED MEDICINES COUNT AND CONSENT

DCPS PARENT CONSENT FORM FOR STUDENT MEDICATIONS

FOOD ALLERGY ACTION PLAN

ALLERGY ACTION PLAN

ASTHMA INFORMATION SHEET

SEIZURE INFORMATION SHEET

DIABETES MANAGEMENT PLAN

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