The school recognizes its responsibilities to help protect the health of students. Parents are required by state law to fill out an Emergency Medical Authorization Form. These are kept in the front office and used in emergencies.
Woodbury Academy shall have on file for each student an emergency medical authorization form providing information from the parent(s) or guardian on how they wish the school to proceed in event of a health emergency involving the student and authorization for the school in case emergency action must be taken.
Your child must meet county and state health regulations for entrance to school. The school checks health records each year and will supply you with an immunization request form for necessary immunizations that your child needs. Students may be excluded from school if the immunization schedule is not completed within a reasonable period time after notification. Written statements of objection to immunizations due to parent’s or guardian’s religious reason are filed in the student’s health folders.
A pupil is also exempt if they present a physician’s statement that immunization is medically contraindicated. A signed statement of history measles or mumps may be substituted for the measles or mumps vaccinations. However, a history of rubella may not be substituted for rubella vaccine.
When a student becomes ill at school, the parent will be notified to take the child home. Any student suspected of having a communicable disease will be referred to a physician for examination and recommendation for exclusion from school. Readmission will be allowed by a physician’s statement. This procedure is to protect other individuals in the school from being exposed to the communicable disease.
A child who is ill will not perform well at school, and may be exposing the other students in the classroom. Please keep your child home if any of these symptoms are present: a fever of 100 degrees or greater, an undiagnosed rash, an earache or draining ear, diarrhea or vomiting, severe sore throat, persistent or severe cough, persistent or severe headache, or a known communicable disease. If your child is sent home with a fever of 100 degrees or greater, they must be fever-free without medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
Please call by 9:00 a.m. on days your child is ill. You may call before the office opens and leave a message. When reporting student absences, please report any of the following communicable diseases: chicken pox, conjunctivitis (pink eye), fifth disease, hepatitis, influenza (fever, upper respiratory infection, headache, and body aches), measles, mumps, meningitis, strep throat, lice, ringworm, and scabies. This information is helpful in the control of illness among students.
All kindergarten, first, third, and fifth graders will be screened for adequate vision and hearing. Referral forms will be mailed to parents when further evaluation by a physician is recommended.
1. Students needing medication will be encouraged to receive the medication at home, if possible.
Each person or persons designated to administer any prescription or non-prescription medication including students, must present our form completed & signed by your child’s physician. – click here
It is the student’s responsibility to come to the office to receive medication. New authorization forms must be submitted at the beginning of each school year.
- The parent/guardian agrees to submit a revised statement signed by the parent/guardian and physician if any of the information originally provided to the school changes.
- Medication must be received at school in the container in which prescribing physician or other licensed professional dispensed it. Medication and dosage listed on the label must be identical to the authorization form. Parents are responsible for keeping a record of the amount of medication at school and for sending more when needed.
- Students who intend on possessing and using a metered dose or dry powder Asthma Inhaler to prevent asthmatic symptoms or an epinephrine injector to treat anaphylaxis must first present a statement from the parent and physician including the information set forth above as well as an acknowledgement that the prescriber has determined that the student is capable of possessing and using the injector or inhaler appropriately and has provided the student with training in the proper use of the injector or inhaler.
- Students who self-administer (carry on their person) asthma inhalers must have the medication authorization form completed by physician and parent stating they may do this.
2. The person designated by the school will establish a location in the school to store drugs to be administered. All such drugs shall be stored in that location in a locked storage place. Drugs that require refrigeration may be kept in a refrigerator in a place not commonly used by students.
3.No person who has been authorized by the school to administer a drug and has a copy of the most recent statement which was given prior to administering the drug will be liable for administering or failing to administer the drug, unless such person acts in a manner constituting gross negligence or reckless misconduct.
4. Each medication that is given should be documented on the medication record form for the corresponding student.
5.The person giving medication should review the authorization form prior to administration for special instructions and possible side effects.
6.All school personnel must be informed that the administration of any drug (prescription or over-the-counter) without the order of the physician and the permission of the parent/guardian could be interpreted as practicing medicine and is prohibited by law.
7.All medication remaining in the building after the last day of school will be discarded.