Information about Student Medications
The school nurse, health aide, or other school personnel trained in the administration of medications may assist a student to take a medication at school only if the following two conditions are met:
- There is on file a written statement signed by a physician detailing the method by which the medication is to be taken, the amount of medication to be given, and time schedules by which such medication is to be taken; AND
- There is on file a written request from the parent or guardian asking the District to assist the pupil in taking the medication.
No medications may be given at school unless these the above procedures are followed. These procedures are for all over-the-counter, non-prescription medications as well as all prescribedmedications.
Medications must be brought to the school by an adult, and must be checked in by the health aide or office staff.
Center for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the following suggestions to help stay healthy.
- Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Throw the tissue in the trash after you use it.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after you cough or sneeze. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread this way.
- Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
- If you get sick with influenza, CDC recommends that you stay home from work or school and limit contact with others to keep from infecting them.
For more information, visit the Butte County Public Health and CDC links on the left.
Head Lice Information
The Oroville City Elementary School District maintains a "no nit" policy as far as head lice are concerned. This is defined as a total absence of head lice eggs (nits), or live lice in the hair.
When a student is found to have head lice or nits in his hair, he will be excluded from the classroom, and the parent will be contacted to pick up the child from school. The parents will be informed of treatment procedures and sources of further information.
If a student has siblings in the school, their heads will be checked for the presence of head lice or nits.
When two or more students in a classroom are found to have lice, the entire class will be checked as a precaution.
Before an excluded student can return to school, the student, accompanied by a parent, must have his head checked by a health staff member or an office staff person, to assure that he no longer has head lice or nits.
If a student has not been readmitted within three days of absence due to head lice, he will be considered truant.