Health Form Information
Medication forms may be faxed from the doctor's office to your child's school. Please see our contact us page for the fax numbers.
The Medication Form is used for ANY medication(s) that your child may take at school (prescription OR over-the-counter). The Medication Form is only good for one school year and requires renewal at the beginning of each school year.
Option I (nurse administration): In order for the nurse to administer (give) a medication at school, a doctor will need to fill out and sign the Medication Form.
Option II: If a parent/guardian believes their child is competent and trustworthy enough to take a medication at school (cough drops, inhalers, Tylenol, ibuprofen, etc.), the parent/guardian may fill out, initial 'Option II,' and sign the Medication Form, then return the form to school; please note that only one day's worth of medication may be carried by the student (with the exception of inhalers)!
** For your child's safety and the safety of other children, JK-5 students are not allowed to carry/self-administer any medication at schook, with the exception of EiPens, Auvi-Q, rescue inhalers, and/or cough drops.
Special Diet Information
A Special Diet form may be faxed from the doctor's office to your child's school. Please see our contact us page for the fax numbers. The form is only good for one school year and requires renewal at the beginning of each school year.
The Special Diet Form is for students with life-threatening food allergies and/or students that have a food intolerance that is considered a disability. For children with life-threatening food allergies or disabilities, parents may have their child's doctor fill out the Special Diet Form and return it to your school. The school can then provide a substitute food for that child, should the schools serve food that the student is allergic to (for example: substituting soy milk for cow's milk). Our hot lunches are peanut-safe and menus can be viewed here.
Please note that the school cannot honor Special Diets because of food preferences, religious beliefs, and/or cultural beliefs; however, parents are always welcome to send cold lunches with their child(ren).
Children that are lactose intolerant are welcome to bring a water bottle with them to lunch; otherwise, water fountains are present in the lunch areas so children are able to get drinks of water.
What does Tea Area School District do to keep students with food allergies safe?
All of our “allergy” kids wear a lanyard to lunch that says what their allergy is. Our peanut allergy kids always sit together on one end of the table next to the hot food kids (since our hot lunches don't contain peanuts or peanut products).
Any child that has a dietary restriction/allergy should have a Special Diet Form filled out and signed by a physician. Then the school is required to find a food substitute for their meals (so, if we have a child that has a wheat allergy, our school gets gluten-free bread(like chicken nuggets with a gluten-free breading) for him/her; or a child with a milk allergy would receive soy milk). We make sure our dietary staff gets a copy of any Special Diet forms we receive.
If a child’s allergy requires an Epi-pen, the parents also have their physician fill out the Medication Form.
The child’s Epi-pen is kept in the nurse’s office, and all staff is educated on where to find them.
The nurse does Epi-pen training for all the staff because you never know who’s going to be around if there’s a reaction.
Intermediate (grades 3-6) : Middle School (grades 6-8)
Lanyards aren't required for these students, since they are older and more aware of their allergies.
We have a table for the peanut-allergy students to sit at, along with hot lunch students.
Same Special Diet Form protocol and Medication Form protocol as Elementary School
Epi-pens are kept in the nurse's office, and all staff is educated on where to find them.
The nurse does Epi-pen training for all the staff.