Health Policies

  • SCHOOL​ ​NURSES

    The​ ​school​ ​nurses​ ​will​ ​serve​ ​all​ ​four​ ​attendance​ ​centers​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Bondurant-Farrar​ ​CSD.​ ​​​They supervise​ ​the​ ​various​ ​health​ ​programs​ ​of​ ​the​ ​schools​ ​and​ ​work​ ​with​ ​children​ ​on​ ​current​ ​health problems.​ ​​​Each​ ​building​ ​secretary​ ​is​ ​always​ ​knowledgeable​ ​of​ ​the​ ​nurse's​ ​schedule.

     

     

    IMMUNIZATIONS

    By​ ​the​ ​day​ ​of​ ​enrollment,​ ​parents/guardians​ ​must​ ​submit​ ​the​ ​necessary​ ​data​ ​to​ ​show​ ​their​ ​child has​ ​completed​ ​his/her​ ​immunizations​ ​or​ ​qualifies​ ​for​ ​a​ ​provisional​ ​certificate​ ​according​ ​to​ ​Iowa Law.​ ​​Board​ ​Policy​ ​507.1

     

     

    DENTAL​ ​AND​ ​LEAD​ ​SCREENING

    All​ ​students​ ​entering​ ​kindergarten​ ​are​ ​required​ ​to​ ​provide​ ​proof​ ​of​ ​dental​ ​and​ ​lead​ ​screening​ ​prior to​ ​the​ ​first​ ​day​ ​of​ ​school.​ ​​​Another​ ​dental​ ​screen​ ​will​ ​be​ ​required​ ​prior​ ​to​ ​entry​ ​into​ ​ninth​ ​grade.

     

     

    ADMINISTRATION​ ​OF​ ​MEDICATION​ ​TO​ ​STUDENTS

    ​​           A.​ ​Proper labeling:

                       1.​ ​Prescribed medication: All prescribed medications shall be maintained in the original prescription container and labeled with the following:

                                  * Name of student

                                  * Name of medication

                                  * Name of physician 

                                  * Name and address of pharmacy

                                  * Date of prescription 

                                  * Directions for use and storage 

                                                            

    ​​                    2.​ ​Over-the-counter medications: All over​ ​the​ ​counter medications shall be maintained in the original container in which they were purchased.

     

    • B.​ ​Parent/Guardian written consent on a dated statement:

      A parent/guardian signature on a statement requesting and authorizing the school personnel to administer the medication must accompany the medication.​ ​(BP​ ​507.2E2)

       

      C.​ ​Record of administration:
      Each time the medication is administered, a record shall be maintained in the nurse's office. The record shall include the student's name, date, time, name of the medication, amount given, and the signature or initials of the person who administered the medication.

       

      D.​ ​Medication reactions:
      Any unusual conditions or behaviors following the administration of medication​ ​should
      be reported to the school nurse, if available or to the parent/guardian immediately. Reactions to medication should be recorded.

       

      E.​ ​Definition of medications:
      Those health products covered by the medication policy include all prescription medications and over-the-counter products,​ ​including​ ​but​ ​not​ ​limited​ ​to:
      pain relievers, cold remedies, cough​ ​syrups,​ ​antacids,​ ​cough drops, throat lozenges, etc.

       

      F.​ ​Security:

      1.​ ​No medications are to be carried during school hours by students nor stored in pockets, purses, school bags, lunch boxes, lockers,​ ​teacher​ ​desks,​ ​sports​ ​equipment​ ​bags, etc. The only exception would be with a​ ​physician’s​ ​written​ ​orders​ ​and​ ​a​ ​parent/guardian written authorization for a student to carry the medication with him/her for self-administration as necessary​​ ​(ie:​ ​inhalers,​ ​diabetic supplies,​ ​emergency​ ​medications).

       

    • ​2.​ ​ALL​ ​medications,​ ​either​ ​prescription​ ​or​ ​over-the-counter,​ ​must​ ​be​ ​brought​ ​to​ ​the school​ ​nurse​ ​by​ ​a​ ​parent​ ​or​ ​other​ ​authorized​ ​and​ ​approved​ ​adult.​ ​​​​​Absolutely​ ​​no medications​ ​are​ ​to​ ​be​ ​transported​ ​to/from​ ​school​ ​by​ ​any​ ​student.​ ​​​Any​ ​student​ ​found​ ​with unauthorized​ ​medications​ ​will​ ​be​ ​referred​ ​to​ ​school​ ​administration.

       

      3.​ ​All medications will be stored in a secure area, accessible only to those who are authorized to administer the medication.

       

      ​​4.​ ​The building principal shall designate those in each building who are authorized to administer the medications. Those authorized will receive instructions from the school nurse​ ​concerning administration and confidentiality of medications.

                 5.​ ​At the end of the school year or the end of the dispensing time,​ ​any​ ​remaining medication​ ​must​ ​be​ ​picked​ ​up​ ​by​ ​the​ ​parent​ ​or​ ​an​ ​authorized​ ​and​ ​approved​ ​adult​ ​within two​ ​                   weeks​ ​of​ ​the​ ​last​ ​day​ ​of​ ​school.​ ​​​All​ ​medication​ ​not​ ​picked​ ​up​ ​will​ ​be​ ​disposed​ ​of​ ​in an​ ​appropriate​ ​manner​ ​in​ ​accordance​ ​with​ ​medication​ ​disposal​ ​guidelines​ ​as​ ​set​ ​forth​ ​by the​ ​               FDA​ ​(Food​ ​and​ ​Drug​ ​Administration​ ​-​ ​​www.fda.gov​)

     

                G.​ ​Tylenol/acetaminophen​ ​​(Advil/ibuprofen​ ​–​ ​High​ ​School​ ​and​ ​Middle​ ​School​ ​Only)​: Tylenol/acetaminophen medication will be available in each building and may be                                administered to students if the pupil information card signed by the parent or guardian indicates permission. After ten doses of OTC pain reliever have been administered to any              one student, the parent/guardian will be notified and a doctor order will be required before any additional OTC medication will be made available.

     

               H.​ ​Alternative medical therapies and supplements will not be dispensed by school staff. Exceptions to the above may be granted by the Superintendent for religious conflict or                 other acceptable reasons.​ ​(BP 507.2​ ​13)

     

    **​ ​Please​ ​note!​ ​Pharmacies​ ​will​ ​provide​ ​a​ ​second​ ​prescription​ ​container​ ​with​ ​a​ ​duplicate label....when​ ​you​ ​request​ ​it.​ ​This​ ​can​ ​be​ ​used​ ​for​ ​school​ ​use,​ ​and​ ​will​ ​remain​ ​at​ ​school​ ​until​ ​all medication​ ​has​ ​been​ ​finished.​ ​This​ ​procedure​ ​is​ ​safer​ ​than​ ​transporting​ ​medication​ ​daily​ ​to​ ​and from​ ​school.

     

    FEVER

    Any​ ​child​ ​with​ ​a​ ​temperature​ ​of​ ​100.0​ ​degrees​ ​or​ ​higher​ ​should​ ​stay​ ​home​ ​from​ ​school. They​ ​should​ ​not​ ​return​ ​to​ ​school​ ​until​ ​they​ ​have​ ​had​ ​a​ ​normal​ ​temperature​ ​(without medicine)​ ​for​ ​24​ ​hours.

     

     

    ACCIDENTS​ ​AND​ ​ILLNESS​ ​AT​ ​SCHOOL

    When​ ​a​ ​child​ ​has​ ​a​ ​fever​ ​of​ ​100.0​ ​or​ ​greater,​ ​vomits,​ ​has​ ​diarrhea​ ​or​ ​gets​ ​an​ ​injury​ ​that​ ​requires medical​ ​attention,​ ​parents/guardians​ ​will​ ​be​ ​notified.​ ​​​It​ ​is​ ​very​ ​important​ ​that​ ​the​ ​information​ ​on the​ ​registration​ ​card​ ​be​ ​as​ ​accurate​ ​and​ ​complete​ ​as​ ​possible.​ ​​​​Parents/guardians​ ​should​ ​notify the​ ​school​ ​of​ ​any​ ​changes​ ​in​ ​information​ ​on​ ​the​ ​card​ ​from​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​of​ ​school.

    No​ ​child​ ​is​ ​sent​ ​home​ ​until​ ​prior​ ​arrangements​ ​have​ ​been​ ​made.​ ​​​In​ ​case​ ​the​ ​parents/guardians cannot​ ​be​ ​contacted,​ ​the​ ​school​ ​will​ ​contact​ ​the​ ​person​ ​designated​ ​on​ ​the​ ​registration​ ​card​ ​by​ ​the parent.​ ​​​If​ ​no​ ​one​ ​can​ ​be​ ​reached​ ​or​ ​in​ ​extreme​ ​emergencies,​ ​the​ ​school​ ​will​ ​transport​ ​the​ ​student, to​ ​the​ ​nearest​ ​physician​ ​or​ ​hospital,​ ​by​ ​the​ ​best​ ​transportation​ ​available.

     

     

    LICE​ ​POLICY

    Please​ ​inform​ ​the​ ​school​ ​nurse​ ​or​ ​secretary​ ​if​ ​your​ ​child​ ​contracts​ ​lice.​ ​​​If​ ​your​ ​child​ ​has​ ​been treated,​ ​he/she​ ​will​ ​be​ ​admitted​ ​back​ ​to​ ​school​ ​immediately​ ​after​ ​treatment.​ ​​​If​ ​a​ ​student​ ​is discovered​ ​with​ ​lice​ ​at​ ​school,​ ​he/she​ ​will​ ​be​ ​sent​ ​home​ ​and​ ​will​ ​not​ ​be​ ​allowed​ ​to​ ​return​ ​to school​ ​until​ ​properly​ ​treated.

     

     

    ANNUAL​ ​SCREENINGS

    Every​ ​student​ ​at​ ​the​ ​elementary​ ​will​ ​be​ ​screened​ ​annually​ ​for​ ​height,​ ​weight,​ ​vision​ ​and​ ​hearing. Any​ ​abnormal​ ​findings​ ​will​ ​be​ ​reported​ ​to​ ​the​ ​parent/guardian​ ​immediately.​ ​​​Students​ ​at​ ​the middle​ ​and​ ​high​ ​school​ ​will​ ​be​ ​screened​ ​for​ ​the​ ​above​ ​only​ ​upon​ ​request​ ​from​ ​a​ ​parent,​ ​teacher​ ​or Heartland​ ​AEA​ ​consultant.​ ​​​If​ ​you​ ​would​ ​rather​ ​your​ ​student​ ​NOT​ ​participate​ ​in​ ​annual screenings,​ ​please​ ​submit​ ​your​ ​request​ ​in​ ​writing​ ​to​ ​the​ ​school​ ​nurse​ ​in​ ​the​ ​building​ ​your​ ​student attends​ ​before​ ​September​ ​1​ ​of​ ​each​ ​year.