During the normal work day in the summer, while camp is in session, the CDS school/camp nurse will be on campus to respond to any medical needs. The school nurse is located in the Lower School Library. If the school nurse is unavailable, campers will be taken to Jackie Lalor, Chief Operating Officer, and Registered Nurse. Jackie Lalor’s office is located in the Head of School Suite of Love Hall.
Medical and Emergency Forms
All campers are required to submit the necessary medical and emergency forms by May 15. Campers will not be allowed to participate in Camp Bell programs until the required forms are submitted. Please complete all the required forms for your camper so that they can be properly reviewed and processed. Please note the school nurse may contact you for any clarification or explanation regarding your campers health and ability to participate.
You can access the necessary medical forms here or at Active.com.
Over-the-counter and prescription medications may be administered at school or school-related functions with written permission from a parent/guardian and licensed health care provider. Medications will be administered primarily by the school nurse but may be administered by authorized personnel on school-related trips.
Medications to be administered at school should be provided to the nurse in the original-labeled or pharmacy-labeled container. No medicine should be kept by students at any time, except in the case of previously approved medicines for allergic reactions, asthma, or diabetes. These medications must be provided to the school by the parents/guardians and an appropriate self-administration form signed by parent/guardian, physician, student, principal, and the school nurse.
The Medication Authorization and Student Agreement for Emergency Self-Carried Medication forms are available from the school nurse and online (located in Registration Forms / Supplemental Forms in your Active.com account for Camp Bell Registration).
If a student becomes ill while at school, he/she will be sent to the nurse’s office. If it is determined that the student needs to go home or to medical care, every effort will be made to reach parents at home or work; if that is not possible, listed emergency contacts will be called. It is essential to make sure your current phone numbers are on file. Students should be kept home if they are ill. The school cannot take responsibility for giving adequate care to a sick child for hours at a time, and there is concern about infecting other children and staff.
After an illness, students should be kept home until they have been free from any fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for at least 24 hours. When your child is absent because of illness, in addition to calling the administrative assistant in the appropriate division, please consider a call or email to update the school nurse (firstname.lastname@example.org) on his/her condition — this enables us to be aware of any developing 15 health trends. If a student is not well enough to attend classes for the full day, he/she may not participate in after-school activities. Likewise, if a student is not well enough to participate in his/her physical education class, he/she is not allowed to participate in sports practices or games that day either. A complete copy of the CDS Medication Administration Policy and Procedures is available online.
Head Lice Policy
Checks for head lice will occur when a need is indicated. If lice or nits are found, parents/guardians will be contacted immediately so that they can seek prompt treatment, although the student will be allowed to finish the school day. Treatment should be completed before they return on the following day. If you discover your child has lice at home, begin treatment and notify the school nurse.
Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) Policy
If a student is found to have pink eye while at school, the parents will be notified. Pink eye (conjunctivitis) can be caused by a viral or bacterial infection, so parents should consult their health care provider regarding appropriate treatment. Students will not be excluded from school.