The health and safety of our students is a vital concern to the staff at Calvary Christian Academy. CCA has two nurses on duty each school day to care for our students in the event of illness or injury, ensure compliance with Broward County requirements, and colabor with families to maintain current student health records.
AUTHORIZATION TO DISPENSE MEDICATION
The clinic requires a current form for each school year. Please complete and return the form to the clinic.
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Prescription and/or Over-the-Counter Medications
The school medical assistant will be on duty from 8am–3pm daily. Florida law requires a physician’s authorization before any medication, either prescription or over-the-counter, can be dispensed by the school. CCA issues each student with an Annual Authorization to Dispense Medication Form. It is then up to the parent(s) to bring that form to their child’s physician, have it signed, and return it to school. Without this form, CCA will not be able to administer any medication to the student. Prescribed medication must be supplied to the clinic in its original prescription/pharmacy container with a current date. For child safety, students may not carry medicine around school during the day. This includes any over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Tylenol, medicated cough drops, and cold remedies.
As a school, we desire to maintain a healthy school environment to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. As a simple guideline, we ask that you refrain from bringing sick children to school. If your child has had a fever in the past 24 hours, has been coughing constantly, has diarrhea, has been vomiting, or shows any signs of any contagious disease (such as a skin rash or irritated pink eye with discharge) or any other signs of illness, we ask that you keep your child at home. Students must go 24 hours without a fever before returning to school. Children with any of these symptoms need to rest and seek proper treatment. We want to continue to provide a safe and healthy environment for the other children, keeping the spread of sickness to a minimum.
If your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease, we ask that you inform the school clinic by calling 954-905-5487 in order that a letter may be sent home to the other students in the same class to make parents aware to look for signs and symptoms.
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