Healthy Students Learn Better
Recognizing that healthy and active children learn better, Legacy Charter School has a School Nurse for each campus. The purpose of school nursing is to enhance the educational process by the modification or removal of health related barriers to learning and by promotion of an optimal level of wellness. The School nurse accomplishes these activities in partnership with students, parents, and school staff.The school nurses are Registered Nurses certified by the American Heart Association in First Aide, CPR and AED.
To better serve our students and keep them healthy at school, the school nurse must receive from the parent (or guardian), a completed Health History Form ( Download form) each year for all students. All forms are available in the Health Room if unable to print.
Medication includes both prescription and non-prescription medications and includes those taken by mouth, taken by inhaler, those which are injectable, applied as drops to the eye or nose or applied to the skin.
Prescription Medication (Cannot be given without):
Non-Prescription (OTC) Medications
Non-Prescription (OTC) Medications can be dispensed by the school nurse or principal’s designee if written permission Non-Precription Authorization (Download form) is granted by the parents or legal guardian. The medication must be sent in the original container labeled with the child’s name. No medication will be given to the student unless it is brought from home with permission. Manufacturer’s recommended dosages will be given unless a health care practitioner approves another dose in writing.
Emergency Medication (e.g., INHALERS, EPI-PENS)
Students who require the immediate availability of medication may be allowed to keep it with them rather than in the health room only in accordance with the quidelines of self-medicating. This must be accompanied with b a written Self-Medicating Authorization form (Download form) signed by you and your child’s medical physician. All parents/ guardians of students carrying such medications assume responsibility for assuring that the carried medication is in a pharmacy labeled container, and is neither out-of-date nor empty.
Injectable Medications (such as insulin or Epi-Pens) may be self-administered, or may be administered by the school nurse. If the student has an emergency medication (such as glucagon) to be administered by injection and cannot personally inject it, EMS will be called to the scene if the nurse is not present. School personnel will not be expected to administer injections not supplied in auto-pen form if the nurse is not available.
Field Trip Medications
Each medication to be given must have a Field Trip Parental Permission paper completed. Students may not have medications in their possession.