Vision Screening for Iowa Schools
All Kindergarteners and 3rd graders need to have their vision screened and provide documentation to the school. There are many ways to have your children screened contact the school nurse for assistance.
Immunizations are important and Iowa law! Please make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date and provide a current copy to your child's campus. You can receive immunizations from your local physician or contact Floyd County Public Health Department at 641-257-6111.
State of Iowa Immunization Requirements
Some students may need to carry medication (inhaler, EpiPen) and this requires the written permission of the parent and the physician. All other medications will be administered by certified staff as the prescription calls for.
The school can only accept medications in the student’s own labeled prescription bottle or in the original “over the counter” container. The school will accept a written parental request with a properly labeled bottle of medication for the first day. A school request form will be required before any furthers doses of medication will be administered. Contact your student's campus for details.
The PARENT, not the student, needs to transport any scheduled medication (ADHD drugs, narcotics) to school.
The prescription label and the medication request form must match. The parent must fill out a new medication sheet with any medication change as well as provide a corrected label for the medication bottle. Our front of house staff will help you with this paperwork.
Medication prescribed three times a day will be given OUTSIDE of school hours unless ordered by a physician for a specific time during school hours.
Requests for as-needed medications such as Aspirin, Tylenol, decongestants, antihistamines, etc. will be granted on a short-term basis. A physician order may be requested should usage be deemed excessive by the nurse assessment.
The parent cannot request “over the counter” medication dosage greater than the label directive.
When is a child too sick for school?
When should I keep my child home from school?
Deciding when a child is too sick to go to school can be difficult. In order for your child to be available for leaning and to control communicable diseases in school, it is important to keep your child home for the following reasons.
• Fever above 100.5 degrees
• Your child should be fever-free and off all fever-reducing medications for 24 hours before he/she returns to school.
• Sore Throat - A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be a symptom of a more serious illness. If your child is diagnosed with strep throat he/she may return to school 24 hours after antibiotic treatment begins.
• Eye inflammation or discharge - If your child’s eye is red with cloudy or yellow/green discharge, matted eyelids after sleep, eye pain, and or redness you should keep them home and contact your health care provider. If your child is diagnosed with pink eye, he/she may return after 24 hours of treatment.
• Vomiting and Diarrhea- Your child should stay home until the illness is over and for 24 hours after the last episode (without medication)
• Flu symptoms - This includes sudden onset of high fever, chills, headache, body aches, dry cough and vomiting. The flu is serious. Contact your doctor immediately if you suspect your child has the flu. If diagnosed with influenza, your child needs to stay home for several days and may need a doctor’s note to return.
Preschool Medical Form
Kindergarten Medical Forms
Iowa Department of Public Health - Dental Screening
Iowa Department of Public Health - Vision Screening
Charles City Community School District - Health History
Information on Allergy Aware
Charles City Community Schools - Request for giving medicine at school
Diet Modification Request for Foods Served Through Child Nutrition Programs