Clinic hours Monday – Friday 8AM – 4PM
Temperature at School:
* A child with a temperature of 100 or above will be sent home and should not return to school until the temperature is normal (under 100) for 24 hours without medication (Tylenol, Motrin or other fever reducing medications).
* Lake County School District doesn't give aspirin or Tylenol for an elevated temperature, it is the parents responsibility to pick up the student as soon as possible after being contacted.
***If a temperature is 103.8 or above and parent cannot be reached then the school will call 911 for medical attention for your child. A temperature of this degree can cause seizures and other serious complications.
*** Students are NOT PERMITTED to bring medications to school.
* If medication is to be given during the school day, the Parent/Guardian must bring all medication to school along with a completed Lake County Medical Authorization form (signed by the doctor). All medication refills must be brought in by the parent/guardian and signed in with the nurse or medication trained staff member.
*Medicine should be taken at home unless specifically ordered by doctor to be taken during school hours. All medicine (prescription and non prescription) must be in the original container with a current date, clear directions, including the time to be administered and the dosage to be given. The prescription label MUST NOT be modified.
* Medical procedures ( i.e. Nebulizer, glucagon, Epipen, etc) must have a Medical Procedure Form completed by the doctor, written parental consent and training of the staff before procedure can be performed at the school.
* Students MAY only carry an asthma inhaler if the doctor completes the prescription medication form and documents that it is approved for the student to carry the inhaler. Parental consent must also be on the prescription medication form documenting that they approve as well. This form MUST be reviewed by the school nurse and kept on file in the clinic. The student is required to be able to correctly carry the inhaler on them at all times (not leaving it in a back pack) and know how to self administer.
Illness / Injury at School:
· Student Registration Forms were sent home with students the first weeks of school. Please notify the office staff as soon as possible when addresses or phone numbers change.
· In an emergency, when a parent/guardian or other emergency contact person cannot be reached, 911 will be called.
· Children who are ill or injured and need further medical attention MUST be picked up from school within a reasonable amount of time by the parent/guardian or other designated adult.
· The school clinic is busy and has limited space so students who are not acutely ill or injured will be assessed and sent back to class as deemed appropriate.
All Lake County schools have a “No Nits” policy. This means that children sent home from school with head lice and/or nits are not allowed back in class until all nits (lice eggs) are removed from their hair. After removal of all nits, the parent/guardian must bring the student to school to be checked by the school nurse PRIOR to return to class. If a student is found to have remaining nits in the hair, the nurse will send the child back home with the parent/guardian to remove any remaining nits found. Information on the treatment of head lice and the home environment will be given to the student when sent home.
Flu and Cold Season is upon us!
Keep your family healthy and be a role model of good health by reviewing and following the tips below:
1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water throughout the day. Hand sanitizing gels are good for temporary use but it does not take the place of washing with soap and water. TIP: It is recommended that you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds (the amount of time it takes you to sing the Happy Birthday Song twice).
2. Have good respiratory etiquette: Remember to cover your mouth when you cough. It is recommended that you cough or sneeze into the fabric of your clothing covered elbow or shoulder. The germs get caught in the fabric and are less likely to be transmitted to others.