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School Health Policies

Hello and welcome to the St. Rita clinic page! Below is some important information regarding clinic policies, medications, illness instructions etc. Please let me know if you have any questions. I'm here to help in anyway I can, so feel free to call or email me anytime. I hope every one of your kiddos has a happy and healthy school year! Julie 
 
Clinic Policy Highlights
 
Please be sure to keep RenWeb updated on any changes regarding your child’s emergency contact information.
 
Parents have the opportunity to update all medical information during re-enrollment in January via RenWeb.  However, if there are any medical changes or new medication that is started during the year, please contact the nurse. 
 
In case of illness, students will only be re-admitted to class 24 hours after fever (without the use of fever reducing medication) or vomiting/diarrhea has subsided. No sooner please! 
 
Please report all communicable diseases to the nurse including flu, strep throat, chicken pox, pink eye, and skin diseases.
 
Please inform the nurse via email of any changes in your work or home phone number or if you will not be at your usual number during school hours, especially if you are leaving town.
 
Only a note from a doctor can officially excuse a student from required PE class. A parental request for a student to be excused from PE for a brief time will be evaluated by the nurse. If the student needs to miss more than three PE classes, a doctor's note will be required. 
 
Diocese of Dallas School Medication Regulations
 
"When a physician prescribes medication that must be given during the school day, the parent should be instructed that such medication can be administered only when brought to the school in the pharmacist’s container, labeled with the student’s name, date, prescription number, prescribed number, prescribed dosage and physician’s name." A permission slip must be filled out and signed by the parent. Permission forms are located on this site or in the clinic. Click on 'clinic forms' on the right side of this page and chose either prescription or the over-the-counter form.
 
Over-the-counter medications can be given at school on an 'as needed' basis, but only after an OTC permission form is filled out and signed by a parent.  Parent is to supply OTC meds as St. Rita does not stock medication for student use.  Please bring medication in its original packaging and label with student's name. Medication in baggies will not be accepted. 
 
 All medication must be delivered and picked up by parents
No student may carry medication to or from school or have in the classroom or backpack
 
Medication forms may be picked up from the clinic or can be downloaded from this site. Completed medication forms must be in the clinic before medication can be administered.
 
Any unused medication shall be destroyed at the end of the year if not picked up directly by the parent.
 
Parent is responsible for advising the school of any change in medication.
 
Thank you, 
Julie Compton R.N. BSN
972/239-3203 ext 6545
The Diocese of Dallas carries insurance for accidents involving students that occur on campus or during school-related activities.  The brochure below describes the insurance.  See the school nurse for more information.