Lincoln School has a school health aide on campus during school hours to assist your child if injuries or illness occur at school. Each student will have vision and hearing screenings and is expected to have up-to-date immunizations.
If your child should become ill or seriously injured at school, the health aide will attempt to contact you to pick up your child. It is very important that you keep the school furnished with current emergency information, including two phone numbers where parent or responsible adult can be reached. During the school year, if you move or change phone numbers, please notify the school office.
Although good attendance is vital, students should remain at home when their condition may jeopardize the health of others or their own well-being. Some signs of illness are:
- nausea or vomiting
- runny nose
- red, watery eyes
- sore throat
- sneezing and coughing
Health aides do not perform registered nurse functions, and are not supervised by an R.N. The aides are trained in CPR, vision and hearing testing, and immunization audit.
Principals are responsible for administering prescription medication, and may delegate this responsibility to health aides. District procedure regarding parent permission for prescription medications will be followed.
Over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin cannot be administered by anyone but an R.N. In a situation where this is the need, a health aide can call a parent. The parent can decide if the child should go home, or if the parent would like to come to the school to administer the over-the-counter medication.
If a student needs to take medicine at school, it must be brought to the Health Office. Students should never bring medication to school without the health aide’s knowledge. All medications must be brought in the original containers with instructions for use. Written parent permission must accompany the medicine. By law, we cannot dispense medication unless it is in the original labeled container.