Illness Guidelines

  • In an effort to keep our students safe and healthy, it is important for students to stay at home and away from others when feeling sick.  Staying away from others helps to stop the spread of illness.

    If your child is having any of the following symptoms please keep them home from school:

    • Temperature of 100.4 or above
    • Cough
    • Congestion
    • Sore throat
    • Diarrhea
    • Vomiting
    • Nausea
    • Headache
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Fatigue
    • Body aches
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Rash or signs of skin infection

    If your student is having any of the above stated symptoms or is sent home by the school nurse, they should not return for at least 72 hours or they have been cleared to return earlier by their medical provider. 

    Medical documentation must be provided if your student returns prior to 72 hours.  

    The school health clinic is not equipped for prolonged care of sick students. We ask that you or an emergency contact pick up your sick student within an hour of notification. 

Medication Guidelines

  • The Wilson County School policy for medication dispensing at school is as follows:

    • If the medication is a prescription or herbal medication the physician must fill out the Physician Form for Medication and/or Procedure (Physician Form). Both the physician and parent/legal guardian must sign the form.  This must be at school before medication will be accepted.  A new Physician Form is required each school year.
    • If an over-the-counter medication is necessary at school, the parent/legal guardian must fill out and sign the Consent for the Over-The-Counter Medication. Over-the-counter medication i.e. cough drops, Tylenol, Midol, Benadryl, creams, etc. must be brought to school by the parent in the original unopened container with the student’s name written on the bottle.  Students must be able to measure their liquid medications.
    • The parent/legal guardian or adult designee must bring all medications to school. 
    • The parents are not to send medications to school with a student.  
    • Prescription medication must be in a properly labeled pharmacy bottle, which the pharmacist will provide.  The label on the medication bottle must match the physician’s order.  The empty medication bottle will be sent home with the student, but the parent/legal guardian is required to bring the medication to school.  Over-the-counter medication i.e. cough drops, Tylenol, Midol, Benadryl, creams, etc. must be brought to school by the parent in the original unopened container with the student’s name written on the bottle. 
    • Students must be able to measure their liquid medications.
    • The parent/legal guardian is responsible for providing the exact dosage ordered by the physician (i.e. cutting pills, if needed and providing a measuring device for liquid medications).
    • The parent/legal guardian and medication designee must count the medication and verify the count by signing on the back of the Medication Record.
    • All medication will be kept in a secure, locked area except: inhalers, epi-pens, glucometers and insulin, which are allowed to stay with the student after the Physician Form and Release of Information is filled out and brought to school.
    • If the medication is changed or discontinued at school, an order from the physician must be provided.