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ROUTINE SCREENINGS

posted Jun 16, 2016, 10:10 AM by Google WebAdmin   [ updated Jun 16, 2016, 10:31 AM by Michael Doud ]

Vision - vision screenings are provided for all students during the first year after their admission and not less than once every two years thereafter. This screening is performed by the school nurse or other qualified person.

Hearing - hearing screenings are provided for all students during the first year after their admission and not less than once every three years thereafter. All hearing tests are performed by the school nurse or other person trained in the use of a calibrated audiometer.

Dental - dental inspections may be performed annually on all students in grades K-8 unless the parent/guardian chooses to opt-out. This screening is performed by a person or persons trained in dental inspection.

ALLERGIES

posted Jun 16, 2016, 9:52 AM by Google WebAdmin   [ updated Jun 16, 2016, 10:31 AM by Michael Doud ]

Students with food allergies that require food substitution will need to have form 19 B completed by their physician prior every year.

(See below in student health forms)


Questions about the district allergy policy? Please read the school allergy policy and help support all of our students be as safe and healthy as possible while attending school here in Clearwater.

(See below in student health forms)

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

posted Jun 16, 2016, 9:51 AM by Google WebAdmin   [ updated Jun 16, 2016, 10:32 AM by Michael Doud ]

Students with prescription medication must be administered through the school’s nurses office under the supervision of the school nurse and are to be brought to school by the parent or guardian in the prescribed bottle accompanied by a current signed Clearwater Request For Administration Of Medication by the student’s prescribing physician and parent/guardian.

(See below in student health forms)

Students with Inhalers, Epi Pens and Insulin may carry and self-administer after providing the school nurse with their completed Request for Administration of Medication form signed by their doctor and their parents or guardians.

(See below in student health forms)

If at all possible, medication needs to be given prior to coming to school or after returning home from school under parent supervision. The initial dose of medication must be given by the parent/guardian to determine if the student will have an adverse reaction.

It is the parent's responsibility to assure that the medication brought to school is the correct dosage prescribed and listed on the bottle.

A completed Request for Administration of Medication form must be filled out for each medication the student will be taking at school.

ILLNESS: WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME

posted Jun 16, 2016, 9:50 AM by Google WebAdmin   [ updated Oct 27, 2016, 6:14 AM by Ken Clay ]

Students who are ill should never be sent to school. Students with temperatures at or above 100 degrees will be sent home. They must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications before returning to class.

Ill students need to be picked up from school quickly in order to prevent the spread of disease to others. Parents are notified to pick up students when the school finds it necessary to send a student home. If the parent/guardian is unavailable, the emergency contact will be notified. Please keep family and emergency information current with the school.

A contagious disease may require a physician's order for your student to return to school. Contact the school nurse in your child's building if your student is diagnosed with:
  • Streptococcal infections - excluded until on treatment for 24 hours. 
  • Ringworm - excluded until treatment is started and affected area is covered. 
  • Measles - excluded for four days after rash appears.
  • Mumps - excluded for four days from onset of illness. 
  • Rubella (German measles) - excluded for seven days after appearance of rash
  • Chicken pox - infected person shall remain in isolation for 6 days after the first crop of vesicles appear or until the lesions are crusted, whichever comes first. 
  • Pinkeye - excluded until on treatment 24 hours and no discharge in the eye. 
  • Impetigo - excluded until on treatment and checked by RN. 
  • Scabies - excluded until treated and checked by RN. 
  • Shingles - excluded only if not covered. 
  • Pediculosis (head lice) - excluded until treatment with an insecticidal drug is initiated.
  • Mononucleosis - physician's note on attendance needed.

SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS

posted Jun 16, 2016, 9:49 AM by Google WebAdmin   [ updated Jun 16, 2016, 10:33 AM by Michael Doud ]

Please communicate with your School Nurse to let them know about any health concerns that would impact your child's learning or safety at school. With input from you, your child's Health Care Provider, and the School Nurse's expertise in school health services, an Individual Health Plan can be developed to help your child be safe, healthy and successful at school.

Other plans that may help promote your child's health and safety at school is an Emergency Care Plan (ECP). This plan is needed if your child is at risk of needing emergency medication or is high risk for needing to be transported to the hospital for emergency care during school hours. This form can be started with your physician and the school nurse will help train the teacher and other providers in how best to care for your child.

(See below for appropriate the ECP)

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