Staff contact, student medication, illness procedures, and more
Student Health at Forestville
Health Information Form
The Health Information Form is to be completed by the parent or guardian at the start of each school year. The completed form is to be returned to the school clinic.
Children who need to take medication during school hours must have a signed Medication Authorization, Release, and Indemnification Form. Prescription medications require the signature of both the parent and the healthcare provider. Inhalers and EpiPens require authorization forms.
Over-the-counter (OTC) medications are drugs that can be purchased without a doctor's prescription and are used for the relief of symptoms on a temporary basis.
With parent and physician authorization, OTC medications may be given on an "as needed" basis throughout the school year.
Parents may authorize limited use for 10 consecutive days with a completed Medication Authorization Form (such as cough medicine for cold symptoms).
OTC medications for pain relief ONLY for headaches, muscle aches, menstrual cramps or orthodontic pain may be given with parental/guardian permission and appropriate documentation. The medication must be supplied by the parent/guardian in its original container. Examples include Tylenol, Advil, Pamprin®.
Transport of Medications to and from School
Parents must transport medications to and from school. All medications must be kept in the clinic and taken under adult supervision. Only certain emergency medications, such as diabetes medications, Epipen® and inhalers may be carried by the student with the authorization of both their parent/guardian(s) and healthcare provider.
Scheduling Medical Appointments
Please make every effort to schedule appointments outside of school hours. When this is not possible, please send a note to the school on the morning of the appointment stating the time the child will be picked up. For safety reasons, parents must sign out children in the office.
Release of Student from School
Only those individuals designated on the Emergency Care Information form will be contacted either to excuse or take your student home. If the clinic contacts you to excuse your student from school, established release procedures, as outlined in FCPS Regulation 2234, will require the emergency contact for elementary students to sign the school release log.