Welcome to Student Care! Below you will find information on Aristoi policies, information on local policies, and access to school medical forms.
Included below are Aristoi's 24 Hour Rule, Asthma Action Plan document, Authorization to Administer Medicine form (this must be completed for all students who will need to receive/take any form of medication from Student Care personnel during the school day), Aristoi's Head Lice and Immunization Policy, the Local Wellness and Nutrition Policy, information on Managing Diabetes at School, Medication Self-Carry form, and Aristoi's Screenings, Seizure Action Plan, Severe Allergy Action Plan. You can also access the forms through the selections contained within the blue box (this is located to the right if you are viewing the webpage on a desktop or below if on mobile).
Per page 13 of the Parent/Student Handbook,
"Parents are responsible for ensuring that their sick child does not come to School if he or she is exhibiting signs and/or symptoms of illness. Please be considerate of other students and school personnel and help prevent the spread of illness by not sending your child to school with an
- infectious condition,
- sore throat,
- green mucus,
- continuous coughing or sneezing, etc.
Sick children (temperature of 100.0 degrees F or higher, vomiting, diarrhea, skin rashes, sore throats, cough, etc.) or children whom the nurse feels should go home based on symptoms, complaints, or past experiences with similar situations will be sent home from the School. For fevers registering less than 100.0 degrees F, the parent will be called to discuss the child’s symptoms and the proper action to take to protect the welfare of the child and other students.
The final decision to send a student home from school due to illness will reside with the school nurse. ACA will notify the parent or the individual listed by the parent as the emergency contact if it is determined that the child is unable to participate in a normal day’s activities or is suffering from a contagious condition. The child will be isolated from other students until he or she can be picked up from the School. It is the parent’s responsibility to ensure the child is picked up from school within one (1) hour of the School’s notification.
Students should be free of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for a minimum of 24 hours without the use of any type of medication before returning to the School. Thus, if the School sends your student home for one of these reasons, they cannot return to school the following day. Similarly, if your child runs fever or vomits during the night, they may not return to School the following morning.
If your child is diagnosed with Strep Throat or the Flu, the student must complete 48 hours of treatment and be symptom free—including no fever for 24 hours without medication—before returning to School. Parents may also be asked to pick up their child if they are found to have possibly contracted conjunctivitis (“pink eye”). To return to school, the student must submit a written note from a physician, clearing their return to School.
If a student has an injury requiring crutches, a wheelchair, special shoes, or clothing while at school, a note from a physician will be required.
If your student has asthma and or takes an inhaler, please fill out the Asthma Action Plan document linked below.
NO MEDICATION OR DRUGS OF ANY TYPE ARE TO BE IN THE POSSESSION OF A STUDENT AT ANY TIME.
Please complete the following if the medication designated is to be given during school hours in order to keep this child in optimal health and help maintain school performance.
ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE IN THEIR ORIGINAL CONTAINER AND TURNED IN AT THE FRONT OFFICE BY A PARENT/GUARDIAN.
- Head Lice Information for Parents from the CDC
- The Lice Place
- Aristoi Head Lice Policy, Student/Parent Handbook Pages 33 & 34
"ACA has a strict “NO LICE – NO NITS” policy with no exceptions. This policy is necessary to protect the ACA community since up to one-third of nits hatch despite the use of lice-killing shampoos. The most crucial step in ridding a child of lice is the removal of the eggs (nits) by using a fine-toothed comb or tweezers. There are no known products available over-the-counter that successfully kill head lice eggs 100% of the time, according to the CDC.
In order to maintain control of this issue, classes will be checked periodically and randomly. If it is confirmed that a child has head lice, then every child in that class will be thoroughly checked, as well as any siblings in the school. Students will be treated with the utmost respect at all times during this process. If a sibling attends a different school and/or daycare, it will be the responsibility of the parent to notify those facilities. In addition, teachers in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade will be trained to inspect for lice periodically based on alerts from parents or a physical indication (scratching, visible bugs).
The parent of a student identified with lice or nits will be immediately contacted by phone and asked to pick up their child within the hour. A letter will be sent home with the other students in that grade, notifying parents of the incident. Students identified with lice or nits will be receive an excused absence for one (1) school day for the treatment of the lice. Upon returning to the School, a parent MUST accompany their child to the front office with proof of treatment with proper lice-killing shampoo (box or store receipt). At that time, the student will be reevaluated by office staff or the school nurse. The student will only be permitted to remain at school if he or she is clear of lice, nits, and egg cases. If nit or egg cases are found, the parent must assist the office staff or school nurse with removal of the nit casings before the student may return to class. Summary of Actions Taken Once Lice/Nits Are Identified:
- Notify parents of the child who has lice.
- Check all students in that class for lice.
- Notify classmates’ parents that lice have been found.
- Remove Students with head lice.
- Clean the classroom thoroughly.
- Recheck chronic cases every 2 weeks until the child stays clear for two consecutive checks to help identify any new nits.
- Treat child’s infected head and personal belongings and check all occupants of that home.
- Remove all nits.
- Accompany child back to school.
- Provide proof of treatment.
*Please Note - Applicable to the Cypress and Upper School campuses*
Required immunizations include the 7th grade immunization for
Tdap and Meningococcal.
If immunizations are required for your student, you must turn in a copy of your student(s) shot record or a notarized Affidavit for Exemption of Immunizations to Student Care no later than the first day of school.
Aristoi Classical Academy Wellness Policy Committee is committed to providing a healthy learning environment for all students, parents, teachers, and community members.
This plan is in accordance with new legislation, HB 1688, which passed during the 2001 Texas Legislative Session. This bill allows students to carry and self-administer emergency rescue medication while at school or during school functions with permission from parents, physicians, and school nurses.
- Immunization Policy (opens in new window)
- Authorization to administer medicine form (opens in new window)
- Asthma action plan form (opens in new window)
- Seizure action plan form (opens in new window)
- Severe allergy action plan form (opens in new window)
- Medication self carry agreement form (opens in new window)
- Local Wellness Policy (opens in new window)
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