The forms will be referred to the health consultant who may review the request with the physician/dentist prescribing the medicine
The principal from each school will designate which staff will dispense the medications
The consultant will inform the designated individual(s) regarding medication use and its side effects and the safe keeping of medications
The parent will bring to school the completed form and the medication in the original container that is well labeled and containing only required number of doses. The parent may want to obtain two bottles from the pharmacist when purchasing the medication
The secretary will record the name, the date, the amount and the hour for each medication given on the medication record
Upon completion of the medication schedule, or at the end of the school year, permission form #101 and the medication record form #102 will be filed in the school’s medical file
Medication remaining at the end of the school year will be discarded unless it is picked up by the parent within five (5) days. Medication will not be sent home with students
Medications refer to prescription as well as over-the-counter medications
Medication must be brought to the school office by the student's parent/guardian.
Parents who send medications and notes to the teacher requesting that the school dispense pills, will be contacted. The principal, school health consultant or school secretary will make this contact and review the policy that NO MEDICATIONS will be given at school until Form #101 is completed and presented to the school. A FAX is available (360-779-8730) for your physician/dentist's convenience. All medication must be brought to the school office by a parent or guardian. Students may not carry medication at school, including over the counter medication such as, cough drops, ibuprofen, vitamins, etc. Students who violate this policy may be subject to disciplinary action.
Life Threatening Conditions:
Washington State law requires that a nursing plan be in place before students with life-threatening conditions attend school. Examples of life-threatening conditions include: severe bee sting or food allergies, severe asthma, diabetes, severe seizures, severe heart conditions, etc. If the child requires medication and/or treatments at school, an order must be received from the child’s licensed health care provider. If a medication and/or treatment order is not provided, the school is required by law to exclude the child from attending until such order has been provided.
If your child has a life-threatening health condition, please contact your child’s school office or school nurse. Necessary forms will be provided and a time will be arranged for you to meet with your the nurse. Please contact our Health Services department at 779-8715 if you have any questions or need clarification. Thank you.
Pearson has established a Safe Arrival Attendance Program to help track when your child will be at school and when they will be absent. Please follow this procedure any time your student will be absent from or late to school: call the Attendance Line at 394-6690, (a 24 hour voice mail attached to this number) .
Please leave a message that includes:
your child's name
the name of his/her teacher
the reason for the absence
the date of the absence.
This information is required by state law (the Becca Bill) and helps to insure accurate records. Volunteers will cross reference the daily attendance report with the phone messages. You will be contacted by phone if your child is absent and no message has been left on the Safe Arrival Message Line. The Safe Arrival Program better equips us to serve you and provide a safe, caring atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Thank you for your cooperation.
Picking Up Your Child During the School Day:
Parents picking up their child(ren) any time during the school day must report to the office. Office personnel will contact the classroom and the student will be sent to the office. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated and helps us to insure your child's safety.
Pearson Elementary considers its parent volunteers as a very special resource. Parents are encouraged to participate and get involved in their child's school life whether it be in their classrooms, school programs or extracurricular events. Please call the office if you have time or skills you can share to make our school a better place for students to learn and grow. To help insure the district's compliance with state regulations RCW 43.43.830 and .834 and Board Policies 5111/5111P and 5430/5430P, Central Administration requests that all schools and departments comply by having volunteers complete an official background check.
We greatly appreciate our parent and community volunteers. However, for all individuals (administrator, teacher, support staff member or volunteer) the district is required by state law and board policies to perform a background check to determine whether or not that individual has ever been convicted of any crime against a person or has sexually assaulted, exploited or physically abused a minor or developmentally disabled person. The extent of the background check will be dependent upon the type and frequency of service the volunteer is providing. These precautions are not meant to offend, but to provide a safe learning environment for our students.