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Central Lyon Policies on Illness and Medication

Health Policy Letter




Students with the following symptoms should remain home or may be sent home from school:

  • Fever: Temperature of 100º F or above. The child’s temperature must remain below 100º for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil).
  • Vomiting: The child should be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Diarrhea: Two or more liquid stools in a 24 hour period. The child should be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
  • Persistent symptoms: Signs of illness that could disrupt the student’s learning and/or pose a risk of illness to others. Examples include extreme nasal congestion, reddened eyes, sore throat, uncontrolled cough, headaches not responding to medication, dizziness, lack of appetite or extreme fatigue.
  • Rash: A contagious rash or a new, unexplained skin eruption/rash.
  • Communicable illnesses: An illness for which you have been advised to keep your child out of school until cleared to return by your child’s doctor.
  • Any other health condition that is of concern for the child’s health and well-being and/or that of others in the school building.
  • Any health condition in which the school staff do not feel comfortable in managing or monitoring the student.



Any medication brought from home to be given at school MUST be FDA-approved, brought in the original, labeled bottle with label directions intact and have a completed Medication Authorization Form (available under Health Forms) in order to be accepted and/or administered. The Medication Authorization Form needs to be completed and signed by parent/guardian. If it is a prescription medication, it must be in the current prescription bottle with pharmacy label intact.

Parents should bring in and pick up all medications. All medication needs to be brought to and stored in the school office. If not picked up by the parent, unused medication will be disposed of upon expiration of medication or at the end of the current school year, whichever comes first. 

Students may not carry any medications. With a parent AND physician signed form, a student may be allowed to carry their asthma medication, inhaler or epinephrine auto-injector. An intact pharmacy label must be directly on the device to be carried. 

On the Health Registration Form, if you selected to give permission to the school, over-the-counter medications (such as but not limited to acetaminophen, ibuprofen, antibiotic ointment or cough drops) may be given to your child if supply is available. Medication will only be given per label indication and dosed according to age.



Central Lyon's wellness policy is a written document that guides the district’s efforts to establish a school environment that promotes students’ health, well-being, and ability to learn. The wellness policy requirement was strengthened by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids (HHKA) Act of 2010. An assessment of the school wellness policy must be conducted a minimum of once every three years; however, school districts may assess the policy more frequently.

If you are interested in serving on Central Lyon's Wellness Committee contact the superintendent at superintendent@centrallyon.org or call 712-472-2664.

The Central Lyon Community School District offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study: Business Education, Family & Consumer Sciences Education, Industrial Arts Education and Vocation Agriculture Education. It is the policy of the Central Lyon Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to the Superintendent, Central Lyon CSD, 1010 S. Greene St., Rock Rapids, IA 51246, (712) 472-2664, superintendent@centrallyon.org. Please see District Board Policies for additional information on grievance procedures.