PVES Medical Procedures
Health Office Information
Cold & Flu season:
We need all your help to minimize the spread of colds & flu at school. Please share this with your students. Prevention is mainly a matter of hygiene.
- Wash your hands frequently
- Don’t share food & drink or use cups from others
- Cover your mouth & nose with tissue when coughing or sneezing
- Drink lots of liquids
- Get plenty of rest
- Stay Home if your child has had a fever, vomiting or diarrhea within the past * 24 hours.
*Many of the children who have had fevers or vomited before they go to bed may feel better the next morning so they come to school. The majority of these children are back in the Health Office by noon sick or feverish and have infected many more children. School policy is that a student should remain home for at least 24 hours after a temperature returns to normal.
We ask that you do not
give your child a fever/symptom reducer and then send them to school. Chances are, the medication will wear off and we will be calling you to pick up your child. When a child is ill, the best place to be is at home.
Medication at school MUST have a Doctor Signature. Please do not send your child to school with medication. If they need to receive anything including over the counter medications it is required by law to have doctor and parent signed Authorization to Administer Medication. This form is for the safety of the students. For any questions regarding this policy please call me to answer your questions. Some medication would be : Motrin, Tylenol, Albuterol, Inhalers of all types, Eye drops, Nose sprays, antibiotic ointments, Antibiotics(needed during the school day), Benadryl,etc.
Sunscreen, cough drops, lip balm and Vaseline, etc, must have a note from the parent on file and will also be monitored by the school personnel.
LINK TO DISTRICT HEALTH SERVICES RESOURCES