Student Health

The school district will give temporary first aid for injuries and sudden illnesses occurring at school. If a student becomes ill at school and needs to go home, a parent/guardian will be notified promptly. Current, local emergency contact numbers must be on file. 

Immunizations: All students must present current proof of compliance with the Missouri state immunization law at the time of enrollment. If immunizations are not in compliance, registrations will be denied: Students must be: 
1. Properly immunized against polio, pertussis, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella and hepatitis B.
2. Have immunization currently in progress, or 
3. Have an exemption form filed in the health office. 

Medication Administration​:
 Giving of medicine to children during school hours shall be discouraged and restricted to necessary medication that cannot be given on an alternate 7 schedule. When medication is to be administered by school officials, the medicine must be in the original container with a label affixed by a pharmacy, with the prescriber’s name, student’s name, and name and dosage of medication. In addition, a Parent Request must be filled out and signed by the parent with the possible side effects included. Nonprescription drugs may only be given with written orders from a parent or physician detailing the name of the student, the name of the drug, dosage, and time interval that the drug is to be given, as well as stating the medical condition for which it is given. The parents of the child must assume responsibility for informing school personnel of any change in the child’s health or change in medication. School personnel will not administer the first dose of any medication. It is the student’s responsibility to come to the office for his/her medication at the proper time. A physician may recommend a student with certain chronic diseases assume responsibility for his/her own medication as part of accepting self-care (example: Bronchodilators for asthma). In such instances, the district will not be responsible for the medication. Parents and physician must complete the two appropriate medication forms. These forms must be renewed annually. It is suggested that the amount of medication be limited to a 1-day or 1-week supply when possible. 

Students are not allowed to carry prescription or over the counter medications unless authorized by physician and district nurse. Students found with prescription or over-the-counter medications may be in violation of inappropriate use of medicine. 

Special Health Care Needs​:
 The school nurse is available to assist students in case of illness or emergency. The parent/guardian of a student with special health care needs should meet with the school nurse prior to the student’s first day of attendance. 

Communicable Disease​: ​Missouri law requires that students with a contagious disease be excluded from school until medical clearance is received. Students must be without fever (100.2 F or above) or other flu like symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.