Medical Considerations

Medication Policy

Parents must complete and submit an Administration of Medication Form (online) before any medication may be administered at school. If a student needs to take medicine during school hours, the medicine must be brought to the school office and left with office personnel. Prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container labeled with the student’s name, dosage, and time to be administered. Only parents are permitted to bring prescription medication to the school, and only parents can retrieve the medication. Over-the-counter medication must be in its original container. At no time are students permitted to have medication of any kind in their possession while at school with the exception of rescue medication such as an inhaler or EpiPen (with parental permission). Students are expressly prohibited from administering medication to other students.

Communicable Diseases

Milford Christian Academy maintains a healthy environment by instituting controls designed to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. These controls are stipulated by the health district and include such measures as containment, isolation, disinfecting, and prompt communication with all those affected by a significant situation. Parents may be assured that prompt actions will be taken when it is reasonably suspected that a student or an employee has a communicable disease. As always, students who experience a persistent cough, runny nose, fever, vomiting, diarrhea, etc. should be considered potentially contagious and should be kept at home.

Head Lice

Because head lice is contagious, the child found to have head lice will be immediately separated from other children. Parents will be called to take the child home and will be given specific treatment instructions from the board of health. Students may return to school after treatment and when there is no evidence of live lice or nits attached to the hair shaft. MCA administration reserves the right to have the student checked for the presence of head lice before allowing the student to return to class. Should infestation reoccur or persist, MCA administration reserves the right to require student to obtain and provide a doctor’s release before the student’s return to school.

Student Insurance

The school insurance program is a supplemental policy, not a primary one, and functions as such. If a student is injured, a claim must first be made with the parent’s primary insurance company. The school insurance policy will cover expenses not paid by the primary insurance policy, including out of pocket deductibles. Claim forms are available through the school office.