Students with Medical Needs

If your child requires medication during school hours or has emergency medication that needs to be on school premises, they may deliver their medications to the school nurse on the first day of school. Please note: Any medications deemed a controlled substance must be delivered to the nurse by a parent (not the student).

Students who need to carry emergency medications for asthma on their person may do so as long as they have parent permission and a note from their doctor.

If your child has medication in the nurse's office that they will require be brought with them on a field trip, the nurse will ensure that this medication will be sent on the field trip. The school makes every effort to provide a nurse and/or medical professional chaperone on all school trips.


Asthma

All students Pre-K through 8th grade who have asthma must submit their Asthma Treatment Plan [PDF] to the school nurse by September 1. Medications may be brought to the nurse on the first day of school.

Students who need to carry emergency medications for asthma on their person may do so as long as they have parent permission and a note from their doctor.


Food Allergies

All students Pre-K through 8th grade who have food allergies must submit their Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan [PDF] to the school nurse by September 1. Medications may be brought to the nurse on the first day of school.

SPS is committed to keeping children with food allergies safe. In order to create a safe environment in our school and at our school events, we ask that everyone in the St. Paul School community adhere to these food allergy guidelines:

  • When planning a classroom party or birthday celebration, please be sure to notify your child’s teacher. You can also check with the class room parent to find out what food allergies any of the children in the class may have.
  • Children with food allergies are encouraged to bring a container of safe allergy-free snacks to be stored in their classroom for when a class event arises.
  • SPS does have tree nut/peanut allergy policy.
    • Tree nut and peanut products are allowed in lunches. There are hand washing facilities and nut-free tables available in the cafeteria.
    • Tree nut and peanut products are not to be consumed in the classrooms for snack or during classroom celebrations.
    • Tree nut and peanut products are not allowed on class outings or field trips.
    • Families are asked to make sure all food donations for school events are free of peanuts and tree nuts.

EpiPen4Schools® Program

Through the EpiPen4Schools® program, SPS has been provided with EpiPen® and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection) Auto-Injectors, along with EpiPen® Trainers, a storage locker and a detailed training video. While these are available in the nurse’s office, please note that any child with a diagnosed food allergy must provide the school with their Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan along with their appropriate medications. The epinephrine injection Auto-Injectors provided to the school must remain in the school at all times and will not be taken on class outings or field trips.

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