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Information on Medication Recall

Health Forms:

Click on the links below for ICS medical forms and vaccine information for Kindergarten entry.

Vaccine Information for Kindergarten Entry

Vaccine Reminder for Kindergarten Entry (Spanish)

Vaccine Summary All Grades1-09

Health History2010 (English)

Health History 2010 (Spanish)

Health History 2010 (Portuguese)

MedicationAuthorization

H1N1 Flu:

H1N1 Information Line (M-F 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) 401-222-8022.

Portuguese Flu information:

Flu information for multiple languages

Dr. Sanjay Gupta offers advice to parents on H1N1 CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has created a parents' guide to H1N1, which contains key points for parents of young children about what they should do if their children develop flu-like symptoms. Dr. Gupta emphasizes that parents should call their pediatricians' offices before bringing their children in. He also reminds parents that most children will experience mild illness and recover at home within a few days. Finally, he lists warning signs in children that warrant emergency medical attention. HEALTH endorses these recommendations for parents of young children. Parents who wish to read Dr. Gupta's messages to parents in their entirety should click here.


School Medications:

If a student is to be given medication at school, state law requires a medication authorization consent form be completed and signed by the doctor and the parent. This permission form must be brought to the school nurse-Teacher's office. Children are not allowed to carry medication to school to take on their own (e.g. aspirin, throat lozenges). All medication must be given to the Director or the School Nurse with the signed form. Parents are welcome to come to school to administer the medication or the school nurse will administer the medication.

Health Services:

The health of a child is a cooperative effort between home and school. We rely on families to see that each child has a good night's rest and is healthy enough to stay at school. No child should be sent to school if he/she has a severe cold, fever, sore throat, diarrhea, red itchy eyes with any drainage vomiting, rash, or any other symptom of a contagious disease. If a child is well enough to return to school, he/she should be able to participate in all activities. If a child is permitted to come to school on a doctor's recommendation with crutches, cast, etc., there should be a letter from the parent and/or doctor giving limitations, if any, and procedures for going home. Students who are sent home from school with a fever should not return to school until the child is free of fever for 24 hours. This policy is a two fold: a child recovering from an illness has a weakened resistance and is susceptible to other illnesses and it is to protect other students from any lingering illness your child may have.

The current CDC recommends that children cannot return to school unless they are fever free for 24 hours (<100 F) and without the support of fever reducing medications. If you have any questions, please call the school nurse (Lisa Anderson) at 721-0824 x106


Medical Emergencies:

If an illness/injury requires treatment at a hospital, ICS's school nurse or other staff member will call the paramedics and the student will be transported to the hospital. This is EMT policy. Every attempt will be made to contact the family as soon as possible. A school representative will always accompany the child to the hospital and await the arrival of a family member.

Asthma:


Epilepsy:

Epilepsy Foundation (Information for parents)

Allergies:

Please notify our School Nurse if your child has any allergies/reactions to food or medications.

Health and Wellness Committee

Health & Wellness Letter to Parents (English)

ICS_Health_Wellness_Newsletter_spring_2010_Span (pdf)

ICS_Health_Wellness_Newsletter_spring_2010_Port (pdf)

ICS_Health_Wellness_Newsletter_spring_2010_Eng (pdf)

Nutritional Resources:

KIDS FIRST www.kidsfirstri.org