Welcome to the 2022-2023 school year! Let’s work together to have a healthy year. Here are a few ways to remain healthy:
- Handwashing is the most important way to decrease the spread of illness!
- Wash hands often, making a good lather with soap, cool/warm water, and scrubbing for 20 seconds. Dry hands and turn the faucet off with towel. Please practice good handwashing with your students.
- Cough and sneeze into your sleeves
- Keep hands to yourself and away from your face.
State policies for medical compliance:
Children will be sent home from school for the following medical reasons:
- Fever of 100* or greater
- Rash of unknown origin
- Suspected conjunctivitis “pink eye”
- Vomiting in the past 24 hours
- Uncontrollable diarrhea
- Suspected COVID-19 exposure while living in a home with a positive family member. The student must then quarantine for 10 days.
- Sibling(s) may return to school immediately after a negative COVID-19 test result is established.
Please do not send students to school if they are experiencing any of the of above symptoms.
Students may return to school under the following conditions:
- Fever free for 72 hours without receiving any medication to lower fever
- No vomiting or diarrhea for a full 24 hours
- COVID-19 precautions state that a student may return to class when symptom free and a minimum of 10 days have passed since diagnosis
- Sibling(s) of students that have suspected COVID-19 symptoms will be asked to stay home until a negative COVID-19 test result is established, or a clear diagnosis has been made.
COVID-19 Guidance for Licking County K-12 Schools :: August 13, 2022
School COVID Letter :: August 16, 2022
LCA Medication Administration Policy
No medication, prescription or non-prescription will be administered without written permission.
Prescription Medication –Any student needing to take prescription medication during school hours must have a completed and signed Prescribed Medication Authorization form from the parent or guardian and must be signed by the prescribing physician. Separate forms for epi-pens and inhalers are below.
- The authorization form must be renewed each year and if the medication and/or dosage are changed.
- All medication must be in the container in which it was originally dispensed by the prescribing physician or licensed pharmacist.
- No verbal orders from a physician will be taken. Any changes in medication must also be in writing from the physician.
Non-prescriptive Medication (OTC) – If you want to leave non-prescription, over the counter (OTC) medication for your child, including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums, Pepto-Bismol, cough drops, etc. please complete the OTC Medication Consent Form. The written consent must be complete and signed by parents before medication will be administered by the nurse or designated staff members.
- You will need to provide the medication for your student in the original container and ensure it’s not expired
- Medication will be kept in the nurse’s office and administered by the nurse or designated staff members.
- Students in grades 6th – 12th, who require inhalers or Epi-Pens will be educated by the nurse to carry these medications, dependent upon parent’s approval.
Immunization records will be reviewed during the first week of school and parents will be notified of any missing immunizations.
Prescribed Medication Authorization
OTC Medication Consent Form
This form must be completed and returned to school for any student who needs an EpiPen for any reason. This form must be renewed each school year. The EpiPen must be kept in the nurse’s office to be used when needed by the student as per the Emergency Action Plan for that student.
Asthma Inhaler Form
This form must be completed and returned to school for any student who needs an inhaler for any reason. This form must be renewed each school year. The inhaler must be kept in the nurse’s office to be used when needed by the student as per the Emergency Action Plan for that student.
Preschool Student Medical Statement
Use this form if you have been asked to RENEW your Preschool students medical statement.