Students who enter PWC Schools for the first time are required to provide a physical examination which was performed by a qualified health care provider within 12 months of entering a public elementary school. They also will need to provide an immunization record which is up to date. If immunizations are missing the student may be required to obtain the immunization before starting school.
If students require prescription medication during the school day, a written order from the physician is required. The medication must be in a container which has a current pharmacy label. If students require an over the counter medication, a new sealed container should be provided that is not expired. All over the counter medicines must follow package directions, or a doctor's order will be necessary.
Parents must complete and sign a form for either the prescribed and/or the over the counter medication. All types of medication must be brought to school by an adult, students cannot carry medication to school. The forms are on this web page, and available for download by the physician or parent.
Parents of students who become ill or injured during the school day will be notified to come to school for the child. This will include students with a fever of 100.0 and over, severe cough, colds with thick or constant nasal discharge, vomiting or diarrhea, unusual rashes, difficulty breathing or difficulty moving without pain after an injury. Students who are ill with fevers, or vomiting or diarrhea will need to remain at home until the symptoms have been gone for 24 hours. Conjunctivitis (pink eye), strep infections, ringworm, and impetigo are all infections, and must be treated with medication for a minimum of 24 hours before returning to school.