Sycamore Creek has an approved First Aid Response Plan that will be followed in the case of any incident/accident. The Health Room serves as a temporary resting place for sick children and the location to administer first aid and/or medications.
Medical Plans/Medications: All medications (including over the counter) that need to be administered at school must have written authorization from the physician. The parent and physician must also complete a 1702 form (Parent Request and Physicians’ Order Form for Medication).
No medication will be administered unless it is in a container dispensed by a pharmacy with the student’s name, name of medication, and directions for taking the medication are clearly marked. Make sure medications have not expired. No medication will be stored or administered in the classroom (except for EpiPens in the upper grades).
At the elementary level in Wake County, students are not permitted to “self-medicate.” It is recommended all doses of medication be given at home. Over the counter medications will not be administered unless accompanied by authorization from the physician and on the WCPSS 1702 form. This includes aspirin, pain medicine, cough syrup, cough drops, lotion, sunscreen and skin ointments. Parents who wish to administer medication to their child during the school day may do so by coming to the front office. Contact the School Nurse with any further questions.
Student Illness: We encourage all students to wash their hands frequently to help prevent the spread of germs. If your child/children is exhibiting any of the following symptoms, we ask you to keep them home:
Fever (100.4 or higher) or chills | Cough | Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing | Fatigue Muscle or body aches | Headache | New loss of taste or smell | Sore throat Congestion or runny nose | Nausea or vomiting | Diarrhea
Students should stay home until they have been fever-free (without medication) for 24 hours and 12 hours after vomiting or diarrhea. Please do not give children fever-reducing medication and send them to school.
WCPSS Wellness Policy: The Wake County Wellness Policy (6140) is in place to promote the selection of healthy choices by students and staff. Teachers are asked to use non-food related incentives in their classrooms or to offer foods that have a high nutritional value. We encourage sending healthy snacks including fruit, pretzels, graham crackers, yogurt, and granola bars.
School Insurance: If you wish to purchase accident and/or dental insurance, WCPSS has contracted with QBE Insurance Corporation to offer coverage. Insurance coverage can be purchased on their website, http://www.hsri.com/k12_enrollment.