Clinic Aide Web Page
Eagle Landing Middle School
Flu and Flu-like Illness
Anyone with a flu-like illness should stay home until they have been fever-free for 24 hours, without the use of fever-reducing medicine. Flu symptoms include fever, headache, severe tiredness, dry cough, runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches, sore throat, vomiting, and sometimes diarrhea. Washing your hands and covering your mouth with your shoulder or a tissue are great ways to help prevent the spread of the flu. See www.cdc.gov/flu for more information.
Is Your Child Too Sick for School?
If your child has a fever (100.4 or above) they need to be at home. If it is a cold just evaluate how severe the symptoms are. A persistent cough can be disruptive not only to your child but to other children in the classroom. Vomiting and diarrhea can also be very uncomfortable for your child while they are at school. Fever or not, if your child is feeling worse than usual it is a good idea to contact your doctor for advice. If your child frequently claims to be "sick" but is fine on the weekends then you should talk to your child to see if there may be other problems going on.
If your child needs to take medication while at school please leave medication with the clinic aide and fill out a medication authorization form. I would suggest that if your child has frequent headaches or stomachaches to leave medication with the clinic aide. Remember that all medications need to be dropped off and picked up by a parent or guardian in the original container. Do not send your child to school with any type of medication.
Please inform the clinic aide of any medical conditions your child may have that may require special attention, such as asthma, diabetes, etc. You will need to fill out an action plan form so that we now how to treat and care for your child in case of an emergency. Also remember that if your child has an inhaler it needs to be left with the clinic aide or a permission to carry form must be filled out.
See Medication Forms Under Information Tab