VCS Health Services
Medical Policies for VCS - Click to expand
We are seeing an increase in the number of students who have peanut/nut or other types of food allergies. Many are prescribed Emergency Medication that must be given within minutes of exposure to the product to prevent a life-threatening reaction (anaphylaxis). Your child's teacher will notify you of any food allergies in your child's classroom. We pray that you will consider this when planning classroom treats or parties and do not bring things such as cookies, candies, etc. that contain nuts, peanut butter, and oil or that have been prepared in food kitchens that also process or handle nuts.
The Oklahoma Vision Excellence requires every student entering Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 3rd Grade must show proof to his/her school that they have had a vision screening within the past twelve months. They will need a NEW screening in EACH of those school years.
You may use a health care provider of your choice or a basic screening will be provided here at VCS at the beginning of the school year for your convenience. More information will be provided to parents at that time.
You may turn in your child's eye exam to the main school or nurse's office or have them faxed to 918-491-7727 ATTN: School Nurse.
Students may not attend school with lice or nits in their hair. We understand that this might be different from other schools, however, VCS has a no-nit/no lice policy. Lice are not an uncommon occurrence in school-age children; however, this is a great time to remind your children not to share hats, coats, brushes, etc. Throughout the school year, please continue to check your child for lice and if you think your child may be affected, please check with your doctor and/or the school nurse and then begin treatment as indicated. It is imperative that your child's teacher and the school nurse be notified as soon as possible so that we can take the additional steps needed to prevent a possible lice outbreak in a classroom. To re-enter school, the parent must bring the child to be examined by the school nurse for a release.