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Medications

The administration of medication to students during regular school hours and during school-related activities is discouraged unless necessary for the critical health and well-being of the student.

Per the BMCHS Student Handbook (pg 26) if a student is using a medication prescribed by a doctor or an over-the-counter medication that needs to be administered during the school day parents must fill out the Parent-Guardian Medical Information & Consent Form.

It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide the school with all medications, both prescription and over-the-counter: 

  • The prescription medications must be in an appropriate container from the pharmacy labeled with the appropriate instructions for dispensing from the healthcare provider. 
  • Over-the-counter medications must be in a new unopened package with the manufacturer label intact.


There is a self-carry option available for certain medications if you have questions about this please contact Mrs. Porter to discuss.

Medication forms are good for one school year. New authorization forms need to be completed for each school year. Medications need to be picked up at the end of the school year. If not picked up they will be disposed of according to proper protocol.

Medical Conditions

If your student has a medical condition that we need to be aware of such as asthma, food or environmental allergies that require the use of medical intervention like an Epi-Pen, seizures, diabetes, or any other condition that could potentially require intervention during the school day an action plan needs to be provided by the student’s healthcare provider and does need to be on file in the clinic. 

Action plans are good for one academic year. A new action plan needs to be submitted at the beginning of the school year or if there are updates throughout the year.

Please touch base with your healthcare provider to obtain this and turn it into Mrs. Porter by the first day of school or anytime there is an update to the plan.

Injuries

If your student sustains an injury that requires accommodations a doctor's note with specifics is required in order to put any accommodations in place. Please contact Mrs. Porter as soon as you can with this information. 

If your student needs to have surgery and it is not emergent please fill out the Pre-Arranged Absence Form.

Concussions

If your student sustains a concussion please contact Mrs. Porter as soon as possible in order for the student to be placed in the Return to Learn concussion protocol. 

Illness/Attendance

To inform BMC of a student’s absence, please call 407-293-7561, ext. 292 between the hours of 7:30 and 3:30; an absent/tardy form will still need to be turned into Student Services on the day a student returns to school. BMC will send out a reminder phone call on the day of the absence to turn in the absent/tardy form upon return to school. The attendance hotline will no longer be available.

If your student is out 3 or more consecutive days a doctor's note is required to return in addition to an absence/tardy form (refer to absence chart in the Student handbook pg 13) 

If your student tests positive for Covid-19 please follow the most updated Covid Policy. Please report all Covid illnesses to Mrs. Porter in addition to calling your student's absence into the attendance line. 

Covid Policy (Updated 8/12/22)

Covid-19 Directly Exposed Students:

Quarantine for an exposed student is not required, they may continue to attend school without restriction.

A mask is NOT required.

If symptoms develop the student should stay home and contact their healthcare provider for guidance.
Parents may still request quarantine for their exposed child. Please contact Mrs. Porter, School Nurse, @ 407-293-7561 x340 or nurse@bishopmoore.org to set this up.
Asynchronous learning is not available. Students should follow along in Schoology for all assignments. If students have questions or concerns please email the instructor directly.

Covid-19 Positive Student:

Covid-19 positive students must remain home for 5 days from the date of a positive test.
Upon return, the student will wear a mask when in the classrooms through day 10 from the date of a positive test.
Students are to return after day 5 if they are asymptomatic and the student is fever free for 24 hours.

A negative test is NOT required to return.

Asynchronous learning is not available. Students should follow along in Schoology for all assignments. If students have questions or concerns please email the instructor directly.

WHEN TO KEEP YOUR STUDENT HOME OR REASONS THEY MAY BE SENT HOME FROM SCHOOL:

 

  1. Fever of 100.4 degrees (Fahrenheit) or over: The student must be fever-free for 24 hours without medication.
  2. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, and impetigo are all infections that must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school. Please do not send them to school sooner to prevent the spread of infection to other students.
  3. Rash of unknown origin  (especially if accompanied by fever).
  4. Head injury (unless evaluated by a healthcare provider and cleared to be at school).
  5. Severe coughing or difficulty breathing.
  6. Diarrhea or vomiting: remain home until symptom-free for at least 24 hours.