Health Policy from Student Handbook
1. General- FCCS does not provide over-the-counter medications to treat symptoms such as pain relief, allergies, upset stomach, colds, cough or sore throats. Students with a fever or actively contagious illness should not attend school. Ice packs and band aids will be available. Should the onset of more medical attention be necessary, the parent or guardian will be contacted.
2. Prescription Medication- Students who have required daily prescription medication indicated on the child’s student record form or short term prescription medication such as antibiotics, must bring a signed prescription from an Alaska licensed healthcare provider. Students may not self-medicate or be in possession of the medication. The medication will remain locked in the school office and only administered by the trained employees.
3. Alternative Medication- Students requiring alternative medication on the child’s student record form or short term prescription medication must bring a signed prescription from an Alaska licensed healthcare provider. Students may not self-medicate or be in possession of alternative medications such as herbal supplements, essential oils or homeopathic medications. Prescribed medication will remain in the school office and only be administered by the trained employees.
4. Emergency Treatment- For developing symptoms such as an asthma attack, allergic reaction or anaphylactic shock, the proper medical steps will be taken to treat the child according to the prescription provided such as an inhaler or EpiPen. The parent/guardian will be contacted immediately. In the event of an immediate emergency, 911 will be called.