|What is considered fever?||If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, he/she is required to stay home until he/she is able to maintain a temperature of less than 100 degrees for 24 hours without the use of medication to do so.|
|What if my child will need medication during the school day?|
Any child needing medication at school must have the proper form on file with the nurse. Medication that is to be given 10 days or less will require a daily note from the parent/guardian. Medication that will be given longer than 10 days will need a physician's form to be filled out (see link below) and signed by the parent. All medication must be in its original, labeled container.
|Can my child carry their asthma inhaler?|
In elementary school your child's inhaler will be kept in the nurse's office. They may not keep it in their backpack.
|Can my child carry a pill to take at lunch or other time during the day?||All medications to be taken at school must be kept in the clinic. A note from the parent must accompany all medicines, even over the counter medication.|
|How will I know if my child needs an immunization?||Letters are sent out prior to immunizations being due. State Law prohibits a child who is not up to date on their immunizations to be in attendance. Please send a copy of the shot record to the nurse before the due date.|
|My child needs occasional medications for headaches or other conditions. Can I leave medication for the year to be given as needed?|
Yes. Medications may be left in the clinic for the duration of the year with a note from the physician signed by the parent.
|Can I just give the school permission over the phone to give my child a Tylenol or Motrin?||Midway ISD does not purchase any medication for student use. Your child will only be given medications that are sent from home with proper documentation on file.|