Visiting the Nurse
If a child becomes ill at school, she/he will be taken to the school nurse (at Marmara) or to the office (at Hisar) and the parents will be notified and asked to collect their child. Please be sure that the school has a number where you can be reached in case of emergency. If your contacts have recently changed, please notify the Director of Admissions.
Please note that no medication can be administered by class teachers. Written consent from the parent is required for the School Nurse, First Aid Assistant, the Principal, or the Vice Principal to dispense medicine.
Should a child have an accident at school, the school nurse or teachers will administer first aid. If the staff in charge believe the child should be seen by a doctor, the school ambulance service will be called.
Please ensure that the school is immediately notified of changes in telephone numbers. Please make sure that the school has your mobile telephone number and secondary emergency contact details for a responsible adult that you nominate to act on your behalf should we be unable to reach you.
If a student has a health-related issue of injury to be reported, forms are filled out, shared with parents and a copies kept on file.
If a medication needs to be administered at school a signed letter must be submitted, , to the school clinic student needs to take a medication(s) during school hours, or whilst on a school excursion, the following details should be provided by a parent or guardian in writing and signed.
1) The medication should be in a labeled container stating the name of the medication and dose.
2) State the name of the student who should take the medication, the prescribed dose, time(s) and means of administration of the medication.
4) State any known precautions or contraindications relating to the drug.
The Clinic provides professional nursing services to the School Community. The nurse also provides advice and recommendations to the Headmaster, faculty and parents regarding the health and safety of the students.
Allergies and School
Prior to enrolling at IICS, all students must fill out a Medical Form as part of the application process. This will inform the Clinic Staff if there are allergies that need to be taken into consideration. The Clinic Staff keeps a record of which students have allergies, what medications are needed for those allergies, and emergency contact numbers for every child. If a student develops an allergy or is diagnosed with an allergy after their initial enrolment at IICS, please be sure to contact the Clinic Staff so that the student’s medical records can be updated and all the relevant people notified about the student’s allergies.
How sick is too sick for school?
The well-being of our students and our community are paramount to us. Therefore, we take measures to prevent outbreaks and maintain good health at school and in our community. To achieve this mission, we need your help. Following the suggestions below will help us keep your child and our community healthy:
Fever: If there is a temperature higher than 37.5 C (99.5 F), the child should stay at home, to be monitored by a parent or caregiver, especially if it is the first day of the illness. If it is the third day or later, and the child has been acting normal during the day, but has a 37.5C (99.5F) or lower fever in the evening, the child can probably go to school.
Cough, runny nose: This depends on how severe the cough and the runny nose are. Coughs and runny noses can spread infection to other students. As a general rule, if your child has a severe cough and runny nose, particularly if it’s accompanied by breathing troubles, call your doctor and keep the child home. But if it’s a mild cough and the child has no other symptoms (especially fever), he/she can probably go to school.
Sore throat: A minor sore throat is not a problem but trouble swallowing or severe pain could be a sign of strep infection, even without a fever. In case of strep throat, provided there is no fever, the child may return to school 24 hours after starting an antibiotic.
Vomiting/diarrhea: Keep your child home until he/she has gone 24 hours without throwing up or having diarrhea.
Rashes: Skin rashes can be a sign of a contagious infection, such as impetigo. You should have a rash examined by a doctor before sending your child to school.
Pinkeye (conjunctivitis): This infection can quickly and easily spread from one child to another. Keep your child home until the doctor says he/she is no longer contagious.
The bottom line: Trust your instincts. If your child seems lethargic and just not himself (if he/she’s not interested in playing or has decreased appetite these are often big clues), keep the child home and monitor him/her for any signs of illness. Thank you very much for your co-operation in advance.