Star of the Sea Catholic School has a nurse on duty.
Frequently asked questions:
Can my child take medication at school?
Yes, your child may be given over the counter medication and prescription medication only if the following requirements are met:
- Must have a signed medication administration form completed by your physician and signed by the parent.
- The medication must be brought to the clinic in the original box by the parent or an adult. The medication MAY NOT be brought to school by the child.
What if my child has severe allergies, such as peanuts?
Students with food allergies must provide their own snacks for snack time or special parties to be stored in a covered container and kept in the classroom. We have an allergy form that needs to be filled out by the parent and the physician. If it is necessary, an epi-pen can be kept in the cafeteria, clinic and/or the classroom. Also, we provide allergy reaction information to the class and the teachers.
My child has asthma; can he carry his inhaler with him?
We do not encourage children to carry their inhalers with them. We would prefer to keep medications in the clinic. However, if your child is so severe that a doctor has filled out the form stating that he must carry an inhaler with him at all times, it will be permitted.
Is your child too sick for school?
Chickenpox: school exclusion for seven days or until vesicles become dry.
Conjunctivitis (pink eye): Students may not attend if discharge is present and must be treated with and antibiotic for at least 24 hours before returning to school. A note from the doctor is required to return to school.
Head Lice: Must be nit and louse free. Prior to returning to school, the child must be checked by the school nurse.
Bacterial infections: May return once the child has been on antibiotics for twenty-four hours, and is fever free for twenty-four hours.
Vomiting, diarrhea and /or fever: May not return to school unless the student has not vomited for twenty-four hours, has not had diarrhea for twenty-four hours and has not had a fever for twenty-four hours.
During the school year, students in grades 1, 3, 5, and 7 will have height, weight, vision and hearing screenings done. If at any time during the school year you have a question about your child’s hearing or vision, please contact the school nurse.
Scoliosis screenings for students in Grades Four through Eight are conducted. You will receive more information regarding this screening at a later date.