• MEDICATION AT SCHOOL

     

    We can not accept any medicine to be taken by a child during school hours unless the medicine is accompanied by a completed form, which may be obtained from the office or school nurse. The school nurse cannot dispense over the counter medications at any time (ex. Tylenol).

     

    ALL MEDICATION IS TO BE KEPT IN THE SCHOOL NURSE’S OFFICE.  No medication is to be kept by a student or teacher in the classroom.

     

    The student is to be responsible for taking the medication at the proper time.

    Only those medications that the physician feel must be given during the school day should be sent.  (Medicines labeled “3 times a day” can be arranged for outside school hours.)

     

     

    PLEASE do not send your child to school if he/she has been ill, or until he/she has been free of vomiting, diarrhea and/or temperature for 24 hours.

     
    PLEASE BE SURE THE SCHOOL OFFICE HAS A TELEPHONE NUMBER WHERE SOMEONE WHO CAN CARE FOR YOUR CHILD CAN BE REACHED.

     

    Infectious Diseases:  Any student attending William Harris Elementary School with a known infectious disease will be assisted in managing the disease by following the guidelines of the Illinois Department of Public Health and any set forth by the Decatur School Board policies and procedures.  Such policies and rules will include an evaluation of students with a chronic infectious disease on an individual case-by-case basis, and provide different provisions for different age groups, classes of instruction, types of educational institutions, and other reasonable classifications, as the Decatur Public School Board may find appropriate (Illinois School Code: 105:5/10-21.11. and 105:5/34-18.13.)

     
     
    MEDICAL TREATMENT OF A MINOR
     

    In case of any emergency, both Decatur hospitals have forms that parents may sign which would permit emergency treatment to begin on your child even if the hospitals or we are unable to contact the parents.

    If we are unable to reach a parent, the school district staff will use their best judgment about emergency treatment.