Student Health

Medication: Administering to Students

It is the policy of the Cushing Board of Education that if a student is required to take medication during school hours and the parent or guardian cannot be at school to administer the medication or if circumstances exist that indicate it is in the best interest of the student that a non-prescribed medication be dispensed to that student, the principal, or the principal’s designee may administer the medication only as follows:

1.      Prescription medication must be in a container that indicates the follow:

a.       Student’s name

b.      Name and strength of medication

c.       Dosage and directions for administration

d.      Name of physician or dentist

e.       Date and name of pharmacy

f.        Whether the child has asthma or another disability which may require immediate dispensation of medication.

The medication must be delivered to the principal’s office in person by the parent or guardian of the student unless the medication must be retained by the student for immediate self-administration. The medication will be accompanied by written authorization from the parent for administration at school. Full text of this policy can be found in the Cushing Public School Board of Education Policy Book, policy FFACA.

Head Lice

The Oklahoma State Health Department considers head lice contagious and students will be sent home and will not be readmitted until the provisions of board Policy FFA-E are followed.  Specifically, the student must have a clearance note from the Health Department or doctor and must be nit free

 Illness at School

If a student becomes ill at school, he/she should tell their teacher.  The student’s temperature will be taken in the office.  If the child has a fever, a parent/guardian will be contacted.  If there is no fever, the student will rest in the office and if there is no improvement a parent/guardian will be contacted. 

 Injury at School

If a student is injured at school, we attend to minor incidents.  If it is apparent that medical attention is needed, we will attempt to contact a parent/guardian.  If a parent/guardian cannot be located in an emergency situation, we will use the emergency medical form to seek immediate medical attention. 

 Diabetic Students

Diabetic students should have a Diabetic Medical Emergency Plan on file with the school office.  Please contact your child’s school office to request the appropriate paper work.

 Information about Meningococcal Disease and Vaccines

Meningococcal disease is a rare but sometimes fatal disease caused by a bacterium.  The disease causes either meningitis, severe swelling of the brain and spinal cord, or meningococcemia, a serious infection of the blood.  Teenagers and young adults, aged 15 to 22 years, are at increased risk because of behaviors that spread the disease.  On average two to three people in this age group get meningococcal disease every year in Oklahoma.  More than half of these could be prevented by vaccine.  For more information contact your healthcare provider or local county health department or visit these websites:

National Meningitis Association at

Immunization Action Coalition at

Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at

Immunization Action Coalition at

Institute for Vaccine Safety, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health at


In accordance with state law, students are expected to be up-to-date on all required vaccinations or have a signed exemption form on file. More information can be found at:

Immunization Action Coalition at