Madison Avenue Upper Elementary
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The Nurse is available in the front office 4 hours each school day.
Nurse phone: 601-856-6609
Nurse fax: 601-856-7679
PRESCRIPTION AND OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION
Under exceptional circumstances, medication may be administered by school personnel. If a student is
required to take oral medication during normal school hours in order to remain in school, the
medication may be administered under the following guidelines:
The medication will be delivered to the principal’s office in its original container by a parent or
guardian along with a signed consent form for Administration of Medication, which can be
obtained in the school office or from the school nurse.
Parents must transport medication to and from school. No medication will be accepted from
Parents are responsible for informing the school office of any change in their child’s health or
medication. A physician’s order is required for all medication, both over-the-counter and
It is the parent’s responsibility to notify the school that the child needs to take prescription or
No medication will be administered unless an official district medical release form has been
completed, signed by a parent or guardian, and placed on file in the school office. These forms
are available in each school office.
Any child with a temperature of 100°, vomiting, or suffering diarrhea must be picked up
immediately. Students sent home with any of these conditions should not return to school until
free of symptoms without medication for 24 hours.
ASTHMA AND ANAPHYLAXIS CHILD SAFETY ACT. (MS 37-11-71)
A student with asthma and/or anaphylaxis is entitled to possess and self-administer prescription asthma
and/or anaphylaxis medication while on school property, on school-provided transportation, or at a
school-related event or activity if:
The prescription asthma and/or anaphylaxis medication has been prescribed for that student as
indicated by the prescription label on the medication;
The self-administration is done in compliance with the prescription or written instructions from
the student’s physician or other licensed health care provider; and
A parent of the student provides to the school:
* Written authorization, signed by the parent, for the student to self-administer prescription asthma and/or anaphylaxis medication while on school property or at a
school-related event or activity;
* A written statement, signed by the parent, in which the parent releases the school district and its employees and agents from liability for an injury arising from the
student’s self-administration of prescription asthma and/or anaphylaxis medication.
The District works in cooperation with the Mississippi State Health Department to prevent, control, and
contain communicable diseases in schools.
While head lice do not transmit any human diseases, they are a nuisance and require a cooperative
effort on the part of parents and school officials to control. When a teacher suspects that a student has
head lice or nits, the student will discreetly be sent to the office for an examination in private. If lice or
nits are found, the parent will be notified and asked to pick up the student and treat him/her with an
approved over-the-counter head lice treatment. Proof of treatment (the empty box) will be required
before the student is allowed to re-enter school.
Students will not be allowed to return to school unless they are free of nits.
When a case of head lice is found in a class, a note will be sent home with every student in that class,
informing parents and requesting that they check their student that evening and treat if necessary.
I've attached some important forms you may need to access in the future...
The Student Health Form needs to be filled out each new school year.
The forms below also need to be filled out each new school year and must be completed by a doctor. If your child needs medicine at school, please bring the medicine and completed forms to the school nurse.