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District & School Health Policies
Our school follows parish guidelines regarding medicines and first aid to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of all of our students. Medicine MUST be brought to school by the parent (not student) or other designated adult and a signed medication order and parental consent form MUST be presented to the school office before any medication can be accepted or administered at school. A prescription bottle label is not sufficient information for us to be able to accept the medication. Only certified personnel trained in administering medication will be dispensing medicine.
Please notify the office and your child’s teacher if your child has a special medical condition. This will enable us to take the proper precautions for the welfare of your child. Also, a child who begins taking a new prescription medicine is not allowed at school until he has had the medicine in his system for 12 hours.
“Over the Counter” medicines are not allowed at school without proper documentation and a prescription from a physician. Our school will not be able to dispense first aid ointments/sprays for minor injuries.
LIVINGSTON PARISH PUBLIC SCHOOLS
The following guidelines are offered to help you determine when your child should not attend school. Please consider carefully a child’s statement of feeling ill.
Diarrhea/vomiting: Students who are vomiting or having diarrhea (2 or more watery stools) will be sent home from school. They will not be allowed to return until they are symptom free for 24 hours from the onset of symptoms. Children should be kept home if they were vomiting or experienced diarrhea during the night.
Fever: Students who have a fever of 100.0 F or higher will be sent home. Students will be readmitted after they have been fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications. (ex: Tylenol, Motrin, or Advil).
Cold/flu: Students with severe colds, sore throats, cough or “flu like” symptoms will not be allowed to stay at school. They should stay home for rest and proper attention to their symptoms.
Pink Eye: Symptoms of pink eye such as eye drainage, crusty eyelids, redness on the white part of the eyes, swelling, and itching may indicate pink eye, which is a contagious disease. Children with these symptoms will be sent home and should be seen by a doctor for a diagnosis. A doctor’s excuse will be required to return to school. If diagnosed with pink eye, the student must be on treatment for at least 24 hours before he can return to school. Some conjunctivitis may require the student remain at home until all symptoms are resolved.
Rash/Lesions: A student with an undiagnosed rash or lesion will not be allowed to stay at school. Skin rashes or lesions will be considered possibly contagious. Child may return to school after rash is determined to be non-contagious by a physician or to be no longer contagious after proper treatment. Students may return with a note from the Physician’s office.
Boils: Students with boils must be seen by a Physician. If it is a staph infection they must remain home for 24 hours after starting antibiotics. A Physicians note will be required for them to return to school. The boil must be covered. If the boil is draining extra clothes and bandages should be sent with the student in case the bandage becomes saturated or if the clothes get wet.
Lice: A student’s hair must be free of nits and bugs in order to remain at school. The student will be readmitted to school after the parent has treated the child and all nits and bugs are removed. After successful treatment, the parent will need to bring the student to the office to be rechecked for lice by school personnel before being allowed to stay at school. It is recommended that parents check their child on a regular basis for signs of head lice.
Medication: If your child needs to take medications for chronic conditions at school please contact your school nurse. State law requires a medication administration form be completed by the Physician and parent. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medications. If a student is prescribed a new medication, they must remain at home for 12 hours after the first dose to be observed for adverse reactions. Parents are allowed to bring medications to the school and administer them to their child. If Parents cannot come they may send the medication with someone listed on the child’s contact card. If the parent or someone on the contact card cannot come then the parent may send an adult not listed on the contact card. The School will require a written or verbal consent from the parent if the adult is not on the contact card and an ID will be checked.
Immunizations: Louisiana State Law Statute LA R.S. 17; 170
Students entering school for the first time shall present a completed or up to date immunization record.
All students that are 11 years old must have a Tdap Booster, Meningitis vaccine, and a second varicella (chickenpox). Students that are 16 years of age must have a second meningitis immunization.
Parents of students that are unable to receive their immunizations due to medical, religious, or personal reasons must submit a written letter of dissent . This letter may be found on the LDOE and LPPS websites.
Students that have not received proper immunizations may not be allowed to come to school if there is an outbreak of a communicable disease at school (Chickenpox, Measles, Pertussis, etc.). By state law, these students must be excluded from the school setting, for the incubation period of the disease. These absences may not be excused.
Vision/Hearing: Students vision and hearing are screened by the school nurse in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th & 9th grades and from parent or teacher referrals. If a problem is detected notes will be sent home to the parent referring them to their physician for a more complete evaluation.
Scoliosis: Students are screened in 6th grade for curvature of the spine. If signs are seen, students will be sent home with a letter referring them to their physician for a more complete evaluation.
Medical Conditions: If your child has a chronic medical condition, contact the school nurse annually. Some examples of chronic medical conditions are: Seizures/Epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, celiac disease, severe allergic reactions to insects or food that require use of an Epi-pen or Benadryl during the school day. A SPECIAL DIET ORDER form is required annually from a physician if your child has specific food allergies.
Post- Surgery or Hospitalization: If your child is hospitalized or has surgery he/she must return with a note from the Physician allowing him/her to return to school. Any restrictions must be noted on the return to school form.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may call Jennifer Wilkinson, RN School Nurse Coordinator at (225)686-4368 or contact the school nurse at your child’s school. In order for proper care to be provided at school, it is the parent’s responsibility to notify the School Nurse with any medical conditions or needs your child may have or any changes to their medical conditions during the school year.