-All medication must be kept in a locked cabinet in the school clinic. No student should carry or self-dispense medication while at school.
-All medications dispensed at school must be accompanied by a signed “Parent/Physician Request For Administration of Medication” form. (yes, this includes even cough drops, skin creams, etc!) These forms can be found on the RISD website by going to the “Parents” main page, and clicking on the “Health Services” link or you can request one from the school nurse.
-All non-prescription medications must be in the original container. The container provides important dosage information. No medications brought to school in baggies will be administered!
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL:
-they have vomiting and/or diarrhea.
-they are running a fever of 100.4 of higher, or have been running a fever anytime within the last 24 hours. Then be sure to keep them home until their fever has been below 100.4 for at least 24 hours, without the assistance of fever reducing medication. Remember, this medication does not get rid of the virus, it only decreases the associated fever for a short while, usually about 4-6 hours.
Remind your student to cover their cough or sneeze by coughing and sneezing into their elbows. Also, help them to practice frequent hand washing to prevent the spread of germs.
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