The ISB Health Clinic is open Monday to Friday, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. In addition, a nurse is available in the Athletics Breezeway after school until 8:00 pm and on Saturdays (for events scheduled as part of ISB Athletics, CAO, Panther Swim and Panther Gymnastics)
No medications will be given to students without consent from parents except in a life threatening situation. The following forms must be completed which give consent for the School Nurse to administer medications:
- Pain relief and over the counter medications supplied by school. These medications include paracetamol/acetaminophen (such as Tylenol), ibuprofen (such as Advil, Motrin or Nurofen), antihistamines (such as Zyrtec), decongestants and antacids. The form needs to be filled in by Parent only (Nurse Medication Consent form). This form is included in the New and Returning Student Medical forms.
- Short term medication supplied by parent. This is for students who are on short term medications such as antibiotics or eye drops which need to be administered during school hours for a short period of time. The form needs to be filled in by Parent only Parental Consent for Administration of Short Term Medications).
- Routine prescribed medications (for example for ADHD). This is for students whose regular prescribed medications must be given during school hours. The form must be filled in by Medical Practitioner and Parents (Prescription Medication Consent Form).
- Medications required to be given during field trips. This includes any prescription or nonprescription medications and any medications to be given “as required”. The form needs to be filled in by Parent only (Field Trip Medication Consent Form).
- Treatment for severe allergy (anaphylaxis) (to be filled in by Medical Practitioner and Parents) (Anaphylaxis Treatment Plan). Students with Anaphylaxis must have an EpiPen available for use at all times whilst on campus and 2 EpiPens available whilst on trips off Campus (such as sport or field trips).
- Diabetes management plan (to be filled in by Medical Practitioner and Parents) (Diabetes Management Plan).
- Asthma Care Plan (to be filled out by Medical Practitioner and Parents) (Asthma Care Plan)
All medications which are not included in the Nurse Medication Form must be supplied by Parents in original packaging which is clearly labelled with the Student’s name and is not expired. The Health Clinic will disposed of any expired medication and short term medication which is not collected by the Parents 2 weeks after the medication was ceased.
Please keep your child at home if he/she has:
- Signs of severe illness including fever, irritability or difficulty breathing
- Diarrhea in the last 24 hours or stools that contain blood or mucous
- Vomiting in the last 24 hours, unless a Medical Practitioner feels the cause of vomiting is not an infectious disease and the child is in no danger of becoming dehydrated. A child should have one or two meals without vomiting before returning to school. Your child may be sent home for school for vomiting one time
- A temperature of 100.6 or 38 (must have temperature below 100.6 or 38 without taking a fever reducing medication for 24 hrs before returning to school)
- A suspected communicable disease, cold or flu symptoms with a severe runny nose or persistent cough
- Questionable rash until a Medical Practitioner has determined the rash is notcaused by an infectious disease
- Recommendation of a Medical Practitioner or school nurse
- If unwell, parents must inform the appropriate school office (Elementary School, Middle School, High School) that their child will be absent at the start of the school day
In addition, if parents will be out of town and leave guardianship to another, please inform the appropriate school office and Health Clinic of the temporary guardianship details.
Any student who has been diagnosed with a communicable disease must inform the Health Clinic of the diagnosis when it is made and when returning to school present a Medical Practitioner’s letter to the clinic stating the student is no longer contagious and is fit to return to school BEFORE going to class.
Please immediately inform the Health Clinic of any changes to the ISB Health Form, such as change of address, phone number, medical conditions or emergency contact information.