Per Grove Public Schools Handbook- Health Service Policies include but are not limited to:
MEDICATION If it is necessary for medication to be given during school hours, the medication must be brought to school in its original container (both prescription and non prescription medication with original label intact.) Written signed authorization and/or “Request to Give Medication” form must be filled out by the student’s parent or guardian. Please include student name, medication name, dose, time to be given, stop date, special instructions, and parent or guardian signature. (All medication is kept in the nurse’s office or front office in a locked cabinet.) IF MEDICATION IS NOT PROPERLY LABELED AND WITHOUT WRITTEN SIGNED AUTHORIZATION, IT WILL NOT BE GIVEN. Students are not allowed to carry medication with them without appropriate written authorization from parent/guardian and/or physician. If there are questions, call the school nurse.
Permission form= ..\Downloads\Parental Authorization for Medication.pdf
ILLNESS School children sometimes complain of illness at school but are able to continue with their class work without going home. Feeling that parents may wish to know what criteria is used in making decisions about whether to send a child home or return a child to class, we are sending this list of GUIDELINES to you. A child with a temperature of 100 degrees or above is sent home. A child who vomits at school is sent home. A child who reports diarrhea and states that he/she is having difficulty getting to the restroom on time is sent home. A child with a questionable rash is sent home. A child with “pink eye” and who has discharge in the eye is sent home. Any child who is so uncomfortable that he/she is not able to function in school.
Too Sick for School Info= https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/Too%20Sick%20for%20School.2015.pdf
SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OF CHILD AFFLICTED WITH CONTAGIOUS DISEASE - HEAD LICE NO NIT POLICY
A. Any child afflicted with a contagious disease or head lice may be prohibited from attending a public, private, or parochial school until such time the child is free from the contagious disease or head lice.
B. Any child prohibited from attending school due to head lice shall present to the appropriate school authorities, before said child may reenter school, certification from a health professional as defined by Section 2601 of Tile 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes or an authorized representative of the State Department of Health that said child is no longer afflicted with head lice. (70-1210.194)
C. Students will be medically excused from school for head lice for no more than one day.
Head Lice Information= https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/Head%20Lice.2014.pdf
CONCUSSION A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. Concussions are caused by a bump or blow to the head. Even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. You can’t see a concussion. Signs and symptoms of concussion can show up right after the injury or may not appear or be noticed until days or weeks after the injury. If your child reports any symptoms of concussion, or if you notice the symptoms yourself, seek medical attention right away. Concussion Info= https://wwwn.cdc.gov/headsup/default.aspx?sn=Grove+Public+Schools&bc1=000000&bc2=ea481a&tc1=FFFFFF&tc2=000000&tp=8
Info for Parents about Vaccine Requirements for K-12= https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/IMM_Parents_School_Vaccines_Requirements_OK_English.pdf
Certificate of Exemption for Immunizations= https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/Certificate%20of%20Exemption.pdf