ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR HEALTH SERVICES
What if my child is sick?
Contact the school to report the absence if your child has any of the following:
- If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition diagnosed by a physician, please do not return until the return date on the physician's note. This can include strep, pink eye or hand, foot, and mouth disease.
- Fever: temperature equal to or greater than100.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The child may return when the temperature is under 100.4 degrees without fever reducing medication for 24 hours.
- Vomiting: vomiting 2 or more times in 24 hours
- Diarrhea: 2 or more episodes of diarrhea in the last 24 hours
- Eyes: crusting of eyelids or lashes, purulent drainage from the eye or pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis). May return 24 hours after beginning antibiotic treatment.
- Skin: unknown rashes or skin lesions (open sores)
COVID Flowchart 2023-2024, updated 8.1.23
This page was created to help BCSC families answer questions they may have related to COVID-19. Specific questions related to individual students should be directed to the student's school nurse. Contact information for each nurse can be found on each individual school's website.
Indiana law requires a written order from a physician for a medication to be given at school. A parent/guardian signature is also required. Medication forms may be obtained in the nurse's office or by using the link below. Written permission is also required for over the counter medications given at school.
- Prescription medications must be in the original container with the label issued from the pharmacy. Over the counter medications should be in the original container.
- To give medication at school to your child, a form must be completed and signed by the parent or guardian.
- Prescription Medication Form (over the counter medication is page 2 of the form)
- The school does not stock medications like acetominophen or ibuprofen to administer to students. Each student must have their own bottle delivered to the clinic by a parent or guardian and written permission given to the nurse.
- Cough drops are not permitted at school per BCSC policy due to the potential choking hazard.
- All medications are stored in a locked medicine cabinet in the nurse's office.