Asthma and Allergies
We understand that students with a history of asthma and/or seasonal allergies may have symptoms from the COVID list. Please work closely with your healthcare provider to treat, manage, and minimize your student’s asthma and allergy symptoms.
Diabetes Treatment at School
School health staff will work with parents to develop a safe care plan for children with diabetes. The goal of this plan is to reduce the number of health office visits because this reduces the students’ risk of exposure. Plans will NOT include having students eat lunch in the health office and will involve designating other school adults to assist in the care of children with diabetes. Parents may want to consider having their diabetic child eat breakfast and take their morning insulin at home to assist in reducing the number of health office visits needed.
First Aid at School
School nurses will work with teachers and school staff to ensure that minor health issues are addressed and first aid is provided when needed. Staff will be trained to follow the “When to See the Nurse -- Guide for Teachers” document and will be provided with the necessary supplies. The health office will always be available to support serious injuries, illnesses, or emergencies.
Prescription Medication at School
Regularly scheduled early morning medications or procedures that can be done at home should be done at home to reduce unnecessary visits to the health office. As usual, any health emergencies will be handled.