Summer School Information from the Nurse

Published on: 5/26/2021

Dear Parents,

As you are aware, summer school is right around the corner!   Below are a few reminders that will facilitate your child's transition into the summer school environment.

If your child will be taking medication at school (inhaler, an epi-pen, prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication), it is important to remember that medications must be signed in by a PARENT, preferably on the first day of summer school.  Students may not bring in, or sign in, medications.  Your child cannot carry medications unless a permission to carry form signed by a physician is on file.  Prescription medications must be current and brought to school in the pharmacy labeled medication container.  OTC medications must be FDA approved and in a NEW/UNOPENED container. 

Additionally, if your child has diabetes, asthma, seizures, or a food allergy, an action plan from your child's physician should be provided to the school.  Action plans should be turned in by May 27, 2021.   Action plans are required guidelines necessary for your child to receive best practice care. The action plans were sent in an email to parents and are also available on the school website labeled “Student Medical Forms."

The following COVID guidelines remain in effect:

COIVD-19 symptoms:  Fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea. If you child is experiencing any of these symptoms they are to remain at home. The summer school administration should be notified. Current district guidelines and CDC guidelines will be followed for the student's return.

Fever-The district follows Health department guidelines. A fever is a temperature of 100.4 or higher. If your child has a fever, they need to stay home. Please do not medicate and send to school.  IF sent home with a fever. they will be required to stay home a minimum of 24 hours. They must be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication to return to school.

Thank you for your patience and understanding. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at (912) 395-3540.

Respectfully,

Nurse Stewart​

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