If your child will need to take any medications at school this year please make sure to bring them in the original prescription bottles. A new medication permission form will need to be filled out for any medication. Children are not permitted to carry medication including cough drops. Cough drops and over-the-counter creams are considered medication! Students CANNOT carry medications to school.
Please remember to bring in student inhalers or other respiratory medications that your child may need as soon as possible to prevent any emergencies. The colder months can trigger asthma related episodes, which makes it extremely important to make sure we have the student's mediation available. Also, remember to bring in an updated emergency action plan for any emergency medications.
Back to school also means those pesky germs will start to circulate again. Once again, some basic tips to help prevent the spread of illness are: frequent hand washing, making sure to cover our mouths when sneezing or coughing, frequently sanitizing desks, door knobs, and other frequently touched surfaces, and staying home from school or work if you are sick.
There are no "stock medications" in the office such as Tylenol, Motrin, Tums, etc. Medications can only be sent for the student by the parent or guardian. Any and all medication need to be in original containers and properly labeled.
All forms can be found on the Anna McDonald site. Look under health forms and then Information tab.
Parents please make sure your child has a healthy breakfast before the start of school. I am seeing many students not feeling good that have NOT eaten any breakfast.
If you have any questions please contact the school nurse at: 815-531-3107