Medical and Health

Medical/Health Services

Immunizations:  In accordance with Alabama State Education Law, a certificate of immunization, listing specific dates and signed by a licensed physician, must be on file at the school for each student.  Any student with a missing record or incomplete record of immunization will not be permitted to attend school.


We are not allowed to give anything that is not a prescription medication. Do not send over the counter medicine to school. If the medication is for three times a day, you can give it at home – before coming to school, after school, and bedtime. Medications that have to administered daily require a medical permission form signed by the physician and sent in with the medicine in the original pharmacy container before it can be dispensed. This form is found in the back of the MPS Code of Student Behavior booklet. Please review this booklet for more specific procedures.

Illness or Injury of Student

If a student becomes ill at school, the teacher will send the student to the office at which time his/her temperature may be checked and parents notified if necessary. Small scrapes and cuts will be cleaned and bandaged in the office. Unless the student is obviously sick, he/she will be encouraged to remain at school. If your child has a fever or is throwing up they should not come to school.

If a serious injury occurs paramedics will be called.

If a parent has signed consent for specific emergency medical treatment and transport on their child's registration card, the school will take appropriate action, but at parent's/guardian's expense.

Teachers and office personnel should be made aware of any chronic illness your child may have, such as: asthma, diabetes, rheumatic fever, allergies, etc. We need specific written instructions on file should an emergency arise.

Communicable Diseases:  Diseases should be reported to the school nurse. Children with communicable diseases must follow specific restrictions for returning to school. We ask that recovery periods at home be maintained for communicable conditions such as conjunctivitis (pink eye), fifth's disease, strep throat, chicken pox, impetigo, ring worm, scarlet fever, and head lice.

Doctor's Notes:  Doctors notes are required for children who must attend school with casts or crutches. A doctor's note is also required for a child to be excused from Physical Education class as well as to be readmitted to school after a serious injury or serious illness. These requirements are to ensure your child's safety.

Nurse: A full-time nurse is on staff at Dozier; however, the nurse is not used as an option if medical attention is needed. Once the nurse finds that a student does not meet the requirements to remain at school, parents will be contacted and medical attention may be required.

IMPORTANT!!-All telephone numbers must be kept up-to-date so that we can reach you in case of an emergency.

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