The Academy has two full time nurses in school at all times to work with teachers and students (one in the Elementary and one in the middle School). The nurses provides us with a service to evaluate students, and administer emergency care and first aid and identify health problems.
Medical records of each student are kept in the Medical Room and handled confidentially, they are available to staff on request. A list of students with a medical history is given to the child’s teacher to help them provide the best possible care while at school. Please feel free to discuss any medical issues with the nurse.
If your child has a medical appointment during school hours, please inform the class teacher with a note or a telephone call.
Parental consent is required for any medication given at school. Students should not be in possession of or self-administer any medication. The school nurse must administer medication.
Exception – some students may have permission to carry their asthma inhalers by prior arrangement with the school nurse.
Special Dietary Needs
A number of our students are allergic to nuts, and we never know who else could be. The allergy can be fatal. It is important that we ensure that no food is brought into school containing nut products especially birthday cakes. The canteen is aware of this concern as well. If your child has this or other special dietary needs please inform the nurse and supply a Doctors Certificate outlining the intolerance allergy.
Guidelines for sending sick students back to school:
- Children should be fever free for 24 hours before attending school.
A child’s temperature is lowest in the morning and not a true indicator of a constant temperature.
- Children should be free of vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Children with thick nasal discharge and/or constant coughing should remain home.
- Children diagnosed with conjunctivitis or with draining, itching, red eyes should remain home till the acute phase is over (24-48 hours).
- Children diagnosed with Upper Respiratory Infection/Streptococcal Throat Infection should remain home till the acute phase is over (24-48 hours).
- Children diagnosed with Chicken Pox should remain home until the blisters have crusted over (usually 7-10 days).
- Children having head lice should remain home until after treatment and removal of all nits.
- Day - if few nits (eggs) only
- Days - more nits (eggs) are found
- Days - if louse (adult lice) is present
Sending students home due to illness:
- Students will be sent home by the nurse only if deemed necessary after conferring with the parents.
- Ex. Fever of at least 37.8 degrees Celsius, head lice, minor injuries such as obvious bumps, etc.
- The teacher will be notified.
- “Permission to Leave School” form stating the reason will be signed by the School Nurse noting the time of pick–up and by whom.
- The student will stay in the Health Room till he/she is picked up. The “Permission to Leave the School” serves as the pass, and should be signed by whoever picked up the student and should be given to a school secretary.
Note: No student must be allowed to call his/her parents, Nannies or drivers to pick him/her up without being seen by the nurse.