Our goal is to provide the highest level of care and health education for your child. In order to do so we will require the forms to the right to be filled out by you and your physician.
Emergency Contact Form needs to be updated annually. The medical information on the Emergency Contact Form is considered confidential information under the HIPPA privacy laws.
Medical Authorization Form This form must be signed by you and your pediatrician (per Florida statue 1006.062) before we can administer any OTC (over the counter) or Prescription medication and to authorize the administration of any medical procedures, i.e. inhalers, injections, diabetes management, etc.
If your child is a new student to the school or has received any immunizations over the summer, I will need the original immunization (DH680) and physical form (DH3040) from the doctor’s office
I cannot stress the importance of eating a healthy breakfast each morning. The majority of students seen in the health room complaining of mid-morning headaches or nausea have not eaten breakfast. It is a good idea to pack healthy snacks in their backpacks for those days they miss breakfast. Granola bars, bananas or apples are a quick meal replacement.
This past year we have seen a big jump in health room visits. This is frequently due to students being sent to school sick. I know emphasis is placed on attendance, but a sick child is not able to learn, and his/her symptoms are then spread throughout the classroom.
The medical conditions listed below are guidelines for determining whether your student should be sent to school. Please consider the health of your child, as well as the effect of your child’s illness on other students, before sending them to school. DO NOT give your child medication for a fever over 100 degrees and then send them to school.
- Fever 100F (37.7C) or above
- Severe Flu symptoms
- Excessive coughing or sneezing
- Conjunctivitis (pink eye) – or any unusual eye drainage
- Diarrhea – more than 2 liquid stools
- Ear pain or unusual drainage
- Rashes of unknown origin
- Lice- actual bugs or nits
If your child exhibits any of these conditions during the school day, you will be contacted to pick the student up early. Children with a fever or diarrhea should remain home until they are free of symptoms for 24 hours.
All policies and procedures pertaining to the health room are outlined in the student handbook. If you have any questions about these or other matters please feel free to call or email me. I will be in the health room office 8-4 pm, M-F during summer camp as well as throughout the school year.
Phone: 305-779-7261 or email: email@example.com