Health

Medication Policy

NO medication is allowed in the classrooms or on school busses (this includes cough drops or other over the counter medications).  Medication should never be brought to school by a student, only by a parent/guardian due to safety concerns. Medication will be given to students by school staff once we have received the completed D20 permission to administer medication form Permission to Administer Medication Form. Medication must be in the container provided by the pharmacy, or in the original "over-the-counter" container and have a form signed by the physician indicating dosage, time of day medication is to be administered and the approximate length of time the student is to be on the medication. All medicine meeting the above guidelines will be kept locked in the Office.  


Illness Guidelines of Academy District 20

Students should remain home and may be excluded from school in the following cases:

  • A temperature of 101 or above.  Temperature should be normal, without medication, for 24 hours before student returns to school.
  • Constant runny nose.
  • Constant or unusual cough that is not the result of asthma or allergies.
  • Frequent sneezing (unless allergy related).
  • Lung or nasal congestion.
  • Undiagnosed rash
  • Diarrhea or vomiting in the last 24 hours.
  • If antibiotics are prescribed, students should take them for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Lice or other parasites.  (This needs to be added to the website.  It only has the bullet as of now)

Please note that these guidelines were written with the children's welfare in mind.  If there is a question, the school nurse, health technician or an administrator will make the final decision.
If your child becomes ill at school and you are telephoned to pick up your child, please do so as soon as possible.  If there is another adult planning to pick up your child other than who is on their approved list, please call the office to notify us AND they have to have their license or photo ID with them in order to pick up your child.  Extended Parent Portal


Child Becomes Ill at School
If a student feels ill and needs attention, the student will be sent to the office with a pass.  Office staff will assist students.  If warranted, children who are sent to the office because of illness will be sent home.  The emergency information that parents provide in Infinite Campus will be used in the event that your child becomes ill or in the event that an accident that occurs at school. We will make every effort to notify you by phone. If you cannot be reached, the emergency contacts you designate in the Parent Portal will be notified. It is critically important that you:

  • Keep the information in Parent Portal up to date.
  • Change the information on-line at the district web site:  Extended Parent Portal

Allergies

At Mountain View, we follow the established District procedures to ensure that students with allergies have the least opportunity for exposure to those allergens.

Allergies are serious and have the potential to be fatal. Anaphylaxis, a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, can be triggered by exposure to one or more allergens, including foods, insect stings, drugs, and latex products.  It can affect multiple areas of the body (such as skin, respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract and the cardiovascular system). Symptoms can include severe headache, nausea and vomiting, sneezing and coughing, hives, swelling of the lips, tongue and throat, itching, and anxiety. The most dangerous symptoms include difficulty breathing, a drop in blood pressure, shock -- and can be fatal.

The risk of accidental exposure to allergens can be reduced in the school setting if schools partner with students, parents and physicians to provide a safe educational environment for severely allergic and food-intolerant students. Academy School District 20 cannot guarantee that a student will never experience an allergy-related event while at school. Nevertheless, District 20 has created these procedures to reduce the risk that children will experience an allergy-related event at school.

The most common life-threatening allergy is to peanuts and tree nuts. For this reason, these procedures outline steps for schools regarding nut allergies. Certainly, these steps can be followed for any other life threatening allergy, as appropriate.  The only way to protect children who are highly allergic to nuts or nut products is to minimize the nut product exposure in their environment.

1. All hot lunch menus are nut-free.
2. Nut-free tables in the cafeteria. Children who bring lunch from home may bring in nut products, but they may not sit at the nut-free tables.
3. Students whose lunches contain nut products are asked to wash their hands after eating with soap and/or wet-wipes to remove the allergen.
4. Our staff washes tables after each lunch rotation to prevent cross-contamination.   Nut-free tables are sanitized using cloths only used on nut-free tables in order to minimize potential nut exposure.
5. Reasonable efforts will be made to keep the classroom nut-free. That is, nuts will not be used as part of any classroom projects or lessons. Children who bring snacks to school containing nuts may not eat them in the classroom. In order to raise awareness, signs designating nut-free zones (such as the classroom of a child who is severely allergic) are displayed.