The health and physical well-being of all our students is a matter of priority. When a student has an accident or becomes too ill to remain in class, you or one of your emergency contacts will be contacted. For this reason, it is very important that we are notified immediately if telephone numbers are changed or if there is a change in your emergency contact information.
Clinic facilities for emergency care in school are very limited. We expect parents/guardians to promptly pick up their ill child. Please make arrangements with relatives or neighbors if you are unable to pick up your child.
The School District of Osceola County and Imagine Kissimmee Charter Academy recognize it may be necessary to administer medication for the physical/mental health of a student during school hours. The school health staff and/or trained school personnel, as designated by the principal, are the only ones authorized to administer medications. Students may not carry any medicine or inhalers in their backpacks or on their person on campus. They must be kept in the health room. An Authorization for School Personnel to Administer Medication form (FC-600-1769E/S) is required for each prescription and non-prescription medication that is administered. This form must be completed with all required information and signature(s) prior to medication being dispensed. Any change in medication instructions requires a new medication authorization. This form is available in the office or from the school health room. Prescription medications must be received in the original container by the pharmacist. The label must be consistent with the student’s medication authorization form. Over the counter medications such as Tylenol or Mylanta are no longer provided by the school district. Over-the-counter medications MUST be delivered, signed in, and documented for appropriate dosage by the parent/guardian of the student. Students may not share medication with siblings or any other student.
If a student has a medical reason for not participating in physical education, a statement of his/her condition must be obtained from the physician.
It is extremely important that parents/guardians inform the clinic and the classroom teacher if their child/children have a known medical condition so that his/her activities can be modified as needed. Examples: Severe allergies/reactions, asthmatic condition, etc.
Florida Health Services: http://www.floridahealth.gov/