Health Information

Health Policies

The policies below have been developed according to CCD and state health regulations.
 

Student Information and Authorization Forms in Case of Sickness or Injury

The Student Information and Authorization Form must be updated every year for each student. If a child becomes ill during the school day, acetaminophen or Ibuprofen will be administered only if agreed to by the parent on the Information and Authorization Form. Authorized staff will help make your child comfortable until a parent,or other authorized individual, is able to pick him or her up.

The School has a registered nurse on staff, present from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. every day. First aid will be administered as needed and parents will be notified by phone if necessary. If a child is injured, and the injury is more than a minor one, a Medical Report Form will be completed and given to parents for a signature. A copy is then returned to the School and kept in the student’s file (parents keep the original).

Immunization Forms

All students must provide documentation of their most up-to-date immunization status. Please check with your physician for your child’s immunization schedule. Updates can be faxed by the physician’s office directly to the School at (503) 292-7444. A list of required and recommended immunizations from the Multnomah County Health department is available at the Front Office.

Some students born outside the United States may be asked to provide a tuberculosis certificate before attending school to comply with State law. 

Emergency Medical Care

  • In the event of an emergency requiring medicalattention, 911 will be called. While waiting for an ambulance, the following procedures will take place:
  • First aid will be administered as needed (ice packs,pressure or tourniquet, positioning, etc.).
  • Parents will be notified by phone.
  • Students will be taken to Providence St. Vincent Medical Center’s emergency room unless otherwise specified on the Student Information and Authorization form.
  • A Medical Report Form will be completed.

Any time a child is transported via ambulance, the family/insurance is responsible for all financial charges. Without a current Student Information and Authorization Form on file the School cannot authorize any emergency medical treatment.

Medication at School

If your child has a serious medical condition, such asdiabetes or severe allergies, please supply FAIS with detailed information onthe illness, medicines to be administered, and all procedures to be taken incase of emergency. We encourage parentsof these children to meet with the School Nurse in order to provide the bestcare possible.

Children are not allowed to carry any medication withthem on school grounds. All medicationmust be brought to the office. Parents must complete a Medication Administration Request Form, available in the Front Office. All medications, including non-prescription medications, must be brought to school in the original container with the child’s name and the dosage clearly printed on the label.

Communicable Diseases

Please notify the School Nurse if your child has contracted any communicable disease or condition such as strep throat,meningitis, pertussis (whopping cough), impetigo, chicken pox, or head lice. This information will be kept confidential.Information on prevention and/or a description of the symptoms may accompany the notice. The notice will include the type of illness and the date ofpotential exposure. Depending on thetype of disease, FAIS may require a statement from a physician or the HealthDepartment before the child may return to class.

FAIS is governed by state health policies. Pursuant to these policies, children with undiagnosed skin conditions must remain out of school until the condition is(1) completely cleared up; or (2) a statement is presented from a physician or the Health Department stating that the condition is non-communicable.

Stay at Home

Illnesses can pass quickly from child to child, soplease keep your children home when they are ill to minimize exposure to other children and staff.

The following symptoms are examples of reasons to be excluded from school until the condition clears or is diagnosed and treated:

  • Fever greater than 100.5° Fahrenheit/38° Celsius
  • Vomiting (keep at home for 24 hours afterwards)
  • Rash, with or without fever
  • Diarrhea, or several loose stools a day
  • Colored drainage from eyes, nose or ears
  • Behavioral changes (i.e. irritability, lethargy)

Excuse from Physical Activity or Recess

Please provide the Front Office with a doctor’s noteif a child is to be excused from physical activity or recess. 

Sunscreen

Small children are especially vulnerable to sunburn inthe late morning and early afternoon during recess or other outdoor activities. Please send young children to school with hats, and if possible, try to apply sunscreen to your child at home in the morning before school.

For Maternelle classes, any sunscreen brought to school must be in the original container, with the child’s name on it.  You may give the sunscreen toyour child’s teacher to apply if you fill out a Sunscreen Use Form with your instructions.  For children in grades above kindergarten, we preferthat you use this procedure as well, but sunscreen is available in theinfirmary which can be applied at the student’s request or teacher’s discretion.