STUDENTS NEEDING PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION
Before a prescription medication can be given at school, written consent from both the physician and the parent/guardian is required. Consent forms can be obtained by contacting the school nurse ( by phone or e-mail), or click here to print a consent form. This consent is only valid for the current school year, and will need to be completed yearly for any long term medications. Medication brought to school must be in the pharmacy container, with the students name and dosing instructions clearly visible. Please do not send loose pills in bags or envelopes to school. Any medication not in an original, properly labeled container will not be given.
STUDENTS NEEDING OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION
Before over the counter meds can be given at school, written consent from the parent/guardian is required. Consent needs to include the name of the medication, the amount to be given and the time or frequency to be given. Parents need to send the medication to school in the original container. Please do not send loose pills in bags or envelopes to school. Any medication not in the original, properly labeled container will not be given. Over the counter medications may be given no more than 3 consecutive days in a row without doctor authorization. If a student requires an over the counter medication more than 3 consecutive days in a row, consent forms can be obtained by contacting the school nurse by phone or e-mail, or click here to print a consent form. This consent is only valid for the current school year.
Remember to encourage your child not to share hats, brushes, scarves, etc. Parents should check your child's head regularly. If your child does have lice, please treat your child as well as other family members, and always notify the parents of children that may have been exposed to lice from your child. Treat your home and finish the required process in order to get rid of these annoying bugs! Getting rid of lice takes a lot of effort. Lice is not only time consuming and expensive, it is also very humiliating for the child who is experiencing it. If you are unsure how to treat lice, please contact the nurses at school or you child's Physician for advice.
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed Bugs are flat insects that are brown or reddish-brown in color. They are very red after a blood meal. They are most active at night and tend to shy away from sunlight.
Where can they be found?
Bed Bugs can be found in mattresses, box springs, clothing, bedding, furniture or any crevice or hidden protected area. They are found in clean and dirty areas but cluttered areas make it easier for them to hide and harder to get rid of.
As everyone is aware, Bed Bugs are becoming a problem in the United States. In the past, the pesticide DDT caused bed bugs to almost vanish in the U.S. However, this pesticide was found to have negative environmental effects. Therefore, its use has been banned. If you think that you have bed bugs, it is important to contact a pest control professional to discuss options. In the meantime, please check your beds and furniture. Do not take used furniture from anyone. Shake your child's back packs, coats, hats, gym bags, etc. outside your home and before or leaving another building and contact a professional if you suspect Bed Bugs.
You can always check http://www.nkyhealth.org/ for more information on the above and many other health topics.