It can be difficult for a parent to know if their child should come to school when the parent knows the child is not feeling well. Here are a few guidelines to consider when making that decision.
1. Does the child have a fever?
2. Has the child been vomiting or diarrhea?
3. Do you think your child may be contagious to other children?
Please note: these tips should not take the place of medical advice from a healthcare provider.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Four Georgians Health Room at 324-1291
Students should not take medication during school hours or during school-related activities unless it is necessary for a student’s health and well-being. When a student’s licensed health care provider and parents believe that it is necessary for the student to take a medication during school hours, they must request that the school dispense the medication to their child and otherwise follow the District’s procedures on dispensing medication.
The Board will permit administration of medication to students in schools. A school may administer medication to any student in the school or may delegate this task pursuant to Montana law.
In special cases the school nurse, doctor, and parents may agree on a plan for administration of medication during school hours. The physician shall then be requested by the parents to prescribe duplicate bottles of said medication if it is necessary that it be taken during school hours. One bottle will be kept at school under the care of school authorities. Both bottles shall contain the name and telephone number of the pharmacy, the pupil’s identification number, the name of the prescribing physician, and the dosage of the drug to the given.
See: Board Policy 3070.
Emergency Administration of Medication
A school nurse or designee may administer emergency medication to any student in need thereof on school grounds, in a school building, or at a school function, according to a standing order of a chief medical advisor or a student’s licensed health care provider.
Administration of Medication
Prior to any medication being given at school the following conditions must be met:
1. Prescription Medication
2. Over the Counter Medications