VBCPS: Ahead of the Curve Clinic
Thalia Elementary School | 421 Thalia Road | Virginia Beach, VA 23452 | (757) 648-3880 | FAX (757)431-4641
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Thalia Clinic Information

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Question: When should I keep my child home from school with an illness?

*If your child has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher within the last 24 hours. Children should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen.
*Vomiting and /or diarrhea. Children should remain home for 24 hours from the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.
*Any unidentified rash or skin condition.
*Thick green or yellow mucous, which may indicate infection.
*Head lice, nits, ringworm, or scabies until properly treated. Students treated for head lice must be nit free before returning to school.
*Excessive or frequent coughing.
*Asthmatics should always keep a rescue inhaler at school with the Asthma Action Plan completed by their physician. Click on school forms below to obtain a copy of the Asthma Action Plan.
If your child is having an asthma flare-up we ask that you do not send them to school unless they have the appropriate rescue medication in the clinic.

The school clinic is not designed to take the place of parent directed medical care. Please contact your child's physician regarding proper diagnosis and treatment for any of the above.

REMINDERS:
All medications to be given during the school day require a physician's signed order. This includes over the counter medications.
Orders must be renewed each school year and this includes inhalers.
Medications must be brought in by an adult. Medication labels and bottles must match the physician's written order .
Please notify me if there has been a change in your child's health (ie allergy, asthma, etc.) and/or emergency contact numbers.

CLINIC PHONE NUMBER: 648-3887
School Fax – 431-4641

HEALTH ALERTS:
FIFTH GRADE PARENTS: BRING DOCUMENTATION OF YOUR CHILD'S TDAP BOOSTER SHOT so that we can place a copy in your child's record once it is received. THANK YOU!

FOOD ALLERGIES

There are an increasing number of students with food allergies. If you have reported that your child has a food allergy you will be contacted for further information about symptoms and development of a treatment plan.

I encourage you to work closely with your child's teacher(s) so that we can avoid exposure to allergens at school. I also encourage you to consider providing a list of safe snacks and an individual care package of snack foods that are safe for your child to consume in the event of classroom activities that involve eating.

If your child has a life threatening reaction to a food we need you to provide the medication with a physician's order to treat your child in the event of an accidental exposure. This is usually an epinephrine injection and/ or antihistamines. These medications are not routinely stocked in the school clinic and must be provided by the parent.

In the event of an emergency we will call 911 and contact you immediately. Having medications at school can buy your child time and are critical in such an emergency.

Visit SnackSafely.com for a list of snacks that are peanut, tree nut, and egg free.

PEANUT FREE TABLES ARE DESIGNATED IN THE CAFETERIA FOR THOSE WITH PEANUT ALLERGIES.

 

 

 

 

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Updated Thursday, January 9, 2014