K12 Health is pleased to have the opportunity to partner with RCS to ensure that students receive the support required to be safe and healthy at school. Collaboration and commitment are critical to ensure that students are safe and healthy, and have opportunities to achieve success at school. Safely meeting the health related needs of students is a shared responsibility and we look forward to our relationship with RCS.
Here you will find information to help maintain a healthy and safe school environment for all students. This site is a work in progress and you can expect more information to be added as time goes on. If you have suggestions or feedback, please let me know.
Immunization Requirements for School Entry
Your Child: Too Sick for School?
Head Lice Resources and Information for Families
Medication at School
It is the policy of Lighthouse Charter School to assist with prescribed medication during school hours only when absolutely necessary. Medications should be scheduled so that they may be given at home, but it is understood that this is not always possible.
When it is necessary for your child to receive medication during school hours, the following procedure is required:
1. A written physician’s order and parent/guardian consent form must be completed for each medication order and once every school year for a chronic condition. This form is available from school office personnel.
2. All prescription medications must be in the original pharmacy labeled container with the student’s name, medication name, route of delivery, dosage, time interval of use and current date. Prescriptions must include the name of the prescribing licensed California healthcare provider (if necessary, request a duplicate bottle from the pharmacist for the school). If any medication is not in the original container it, CANNOT be given.
3. Nonprescription over the counter medications must be in the container with the manufacturer’s original label.
4. The first dose of any new medication must have been given at home before it can be taken at school.
5. Any change in type, dosage, or discontinuance of the medication must be reported to the school immediately in writing.
6. Medications must be delivered to school by the parent/guardian or a responsible adult. Under no circumstances will the school administer medications brought to school by a student. Medication may not be transported in a student’s backpack.
7. Medications will be kept in safe appropriately locked storage unless otherwise indicated and arranged with the Office Manager and/or School Nurse.
8. The parent/guardian is responsible for collecting any unused portion of a medication within one week after expiration of the physician’s order or at the end of the school year. Medications not claimed within that time period will be destroyed by school nurse according to community practice.
9. The school nurse will call the prescriber as allowed if a question arises about the child and/or the child’s medication.
10. If the health of the child is substantially impaired because the medication is forgotten, or administered early or late, parents/guardians should keep the child at home or be responsible for administering the medication. Parent/guardian designee is permitted to come to school to administer the medication.
11. If the medication expires prior to the end of the school year or termination of physician’s order, the agreement between the parents, MD, and school is nullified until the school receives new medication.