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 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 if your child has a special medical condition. This will enable us to take the proper precautions for the welfare of your child.
“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. Our school nurse will handle any illness or incident that occurs on campus, however, all other cases must be handled by your doctor.
It is the policy of the Board to exclude from the Livingston Parish Public Schools any student suspected of having symptoms of head lice until satisfactory treatment has been given. The student shall be readmitted to school after the parent or guardian states treatment has been administered. Lice and/or eggs can no longer be present.
Other School Health Policies
The following guidelines are offered to help you determine when your child is to attend school.
1. Consider carefully a child’s statement of feeling ill.
2. A child with diarrhea and vomiting will not be allowed to remain at school.
3. A child must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school.
4. Children with severe colds, sore throats, cough or “flu like symptoms” will not be allowed to stay at school. They should stay at home for rest and proper attention to their symptoms.
5. Symptoms of pink eye such as eye drainage, crusty eyelids, redness, swelling, and itching may indicate a contagious disease. Children with these symptoms will be sent home and should be seen by a doctor.
6. No child shall be sent home ill to stay alone. A parent or responsible party must be there to receive the child.
7. Skin lesions or rashes should be considered possible communicable diseases until a medical opinion is expressed to the contrary. A child with an undiagnosed rash or lesion, which could be impetigo, scabies, ringworm, etc., will not be allowed to stay at school.
8. In accordance with Louisiana Statute 17:180, all children in the schools “...shall present satisfactory evidence of having been immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, poliomyelitis and other communicable diseases according to the following schedule approved by the State Division of Health…”
Children must have a minimum of 4 or 5 DPT and 4 Polio Immunizations (last DPT and Polio after the 4th birthday), 2 MMR’s, 3 Hepatitis B, and 2 Varicella.