State law requires that all children be immunized against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, haemophilus, and hepatitis B.
All required health screenings and immunization records must be maintained in order for a student to maintain his/her seat at AUL Charter School. Appropriate forms must be maintained on file in the nurse’s office.
If a child is sick, the school expects him/her to stay home for the day. Parents should call the school in the morning to inform the school of the child’s absence and to arrange a way to pick up the child’s homework.
If a child becomes ill or injured during the school day and is not well enough to stay in class, the student will be sent to the nurse and the parent/guardian will be contacted to pick the child up. It is necessary to have updated emergency contact numbers on file in the school office in case no one can be contacted at home.
It is the policy of the school that a child must be fever-free for 24 hours prior to returning to school. Prescription medications must be accompanied by a written order from the prescribing doctor and in a medicine bottle with the prescription label. The medicine will be delivered by the parent or guardian, to the school nurse in a pharmacy-labeled container, listing the student’s name, the physician’s name, the medicine, and the instructions for medication. Certain medications are allowed to be dispensed by students in specific instances. Please consult the school nurse to discuss this issue. Over the counter medication may be given, if needed, with the written request of the parent/guardian.
Proper health and emergency contact information must be provided to the school nurse. In the event that emergency contact information is incorrect and a parent or guardian cannot be reached, the child will be taken ambulatory to the nearest medical center.
All students must have a pass issued to them by the classroom teacher before being admitted to the health office. Students seen with unauthorized medication will incur a disciplinary action.