At Prairie Hills, we work with families to make sure their students' health needs are met.
If students must take prescription medication during the school day, written instructions and authorization must be provided by the student’s physician. We cannot give aspirin, Tylenol, medicated lip balm, or other over-the-counter medicine, unless prescribed by a physician. Students may not carry medication, medicated lip balm, etc. All medications must be in the original container, properly labeled with the name of the pharmacy, patient’s name, doctor’s name, and dosage clearly marked. ALL MEDICATION MUST BE KEPT IN THE CLINIC. District required forms can be found on the Adams12 website here. These need to be filled out and signed by the parents and physician.
Children should typically be kept at home if the following symptoms are present:
- Vomiting or Diarrhea-student should be symptom free for one day
- Fever of 100 or more-student should be fever free for 24 hours
- Strep Throat- may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotic treatment
- Common cold-especially with nasal discharge or persistent cough
Becoming sick or injured at School
If your child becomes ill or injured at school and needs immediate care, you will be contacted as soon as possible. It is imperative that the school has your current home, work, and other numbers where we may reach you in the event of an emergency. The school has no facility to keep ill children for long periods of time. A designated adult must come and sign the child out and accompany him/her home. Your child may not be sent home alone.
If your child is seriously injured or ill at school and requires care beyond the facilities of the school, an attempt will be made to contact you as well as immediately calling emergency medical personnel (911) for treatment and/or transportation to a proper facility.