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  • Jun 4

    i have a tube of neosporin as a courtesy for employees to use, but don't allow it for the students. If I want something as a barries, I might use vaseline or a&d. My official stance is no cough drops without an order. Again, I may stock some for employee courtesy (meaning have a bag of confiscated ones on hand). If a student comes to me with a bag/handful I tell them what policy is and tell them NO without the order and usually even send home a blank med sheet then i keep them in my office until picked up by a parent (which is usually never) on the other hand, if the kid just takes a cough drop discreetly in class, I typically will do nothing about it. I have no time to stop and frisk for Luden's. I have one wheel chair for recovery missions and one pair of crutches hat simply takes up space. Yearly I think about tossing the crutches and wonder why i hadn't yet.

  • Jun 4

    i have a tube of neosporin as a courtesy for employees to use, but don't allow it for the students. If I want something as a barries, I might use vaseline or a&d. My official stance is no cough drops without an order. Again, I may stock some for employee courtesy (meaning have a bag of confiscated ones on hand). If a student comes to me with a bag/handful I tell them what policy is and tell them NO without the order and usually even send home a blank med sheet then i keep them in my office until picked up by a parent (which is usually never) on the other hand, if the kid just takes a cough drop discreetly in class, I typically will do nothing about it. I have no time to stop and frisk for Luden's. I have one wheel chair for recovery missions and one pair of crutches hat simply takes up space. Yearly I think about tossing the crutches and wonder why i hadn't yet.

  • Jun 1

    Dr. Pepper is a "doctor" too. Dr. Pepper may be a more credible source in this case... just saying...

  • May 30

    Dr. Pepper is a "doctor" too. Dr. Pepper may be a more credible source in this case... just saying...

  • May 29

    This would definitely have my creep alarm going off too. Kudos to you on the steps you've already taken. I agree with Wine that 14 year old can be impulsive and if she is prone to arguing with her mother, then she might decide one night, "heck with it", contact the guy and be on the next bus to slave city. One question is raised - if no pictures were exchanged, then why does he tell her she has kissable lips? I feel like even though she is being very forth coming, there still may be another layer.

  • May 29

    11. Medicines that do not have orders will not be administered. This includes OTC. You can either get me the order, get your butt here to give it to your kid, or have it not be given.
    11a. If you are carrying cough drops in your pocket book, don't admit that to me unless you want them confiscated. And at least be discreet about taking them.

    12. This is not Walmart, Gap Kids, or Rite Aid. I have what I have and will not consider getting anything that I don't view as vital.

    12a. I have my budget, you have yours. Please do not come in here demanding a box of gloves and a hundred tongue depressors. I will gladly show you where i order mine from.

    13. No, you may not come in here to lie down because you stayed up late watching movies last night. I'm tired too - I've been up since 2 am fighting a fire and I'm here and awake. If I can do it, so can you.

    14. Ladies, cramps happen. This will happen monthly for the next 50 or so years. They are not a reason to go home.

    15. I do not give out PE passes because you don't feel like changing.

  • May 28

    i believe i was in the same situation last year with my students and Ramadan. My concern was taking a student on an overnight field trip where we had meals times out and long days of walking tours and this student not eating or drinking. His parent stated that despite him being of the age where he needed to observe, concessions could be made for special events and that he would be eating with the group and drinking as needed. I am sure you don't want to single your students out, but if it's a reasonable amout of students where you can make a call to the parents to explain the situation and see how they'd like to proceed to still honor their religion but also keep their child's safety as top priority, then perhaps that would work out best. Also, your younger students should not have to fast, they typically don't until puberty. Granted, i'm seeing puberty hit some kids on the early side.

  • May 27

    This would definitely have my creep alarm going off too. Kudos to you on the steps you've already taken. I agree with Wine that 14 year old can be impulsive and if she is prone to arguing with her mother, then she might decide one night, "heck with it", contact the guy and be on the next bus to slave city. One question is raised - if no pictures were exchanged, then why does he tell her she has kissable lips? I feel like even though she is being very forth coming, there still may be another layer.

  • May 26

    This would definitely have my creep alarm going off too. Kudos to you on the steps you've already taken. I agree with Wine that 14 year old can be impulsive and if she is prone to arguing with her mother, then she might decide one night, "heck with it", contact the guy and be on the next bus to slave city. One question is raised - if no pictures were exchanged, then why does he tell her she has kissable lips? I feel like even though she is being very forth coming, there still may be another layer.

  • May 25

    This would definitely have my creep alarm going off too. Kudos to you on the steps you've already taken. I agree with Wine that 14 year old can be impulsive and if she is prone to arguing with her mother, then she might decide one night, "heck with it", contact the guy and be on the next bus to slave city. One question is raised - if no pictures were exchanged, then why does he tell her she has kissable lips? I feel like even though she is being very forth coming, there still may be another layer.

  • May 25

    it's all fun and games until the baby ends up tachycardic. Then the questions will pour in as to why the order was just blindly followed (even though you clarified it with the office.) Document the heck out of your convo with the staff and perhaps call back in your best Miss America voice and leave a cryptic message saying that you need to speak do Dr. So&so, not the nurse. Probably won't get you anywhere and will get you a bucket of attitude. Or, voice your concern with the parent and have them get it clarified.

  • May 25

    first of all, OP -BEST NAME EVER! Now you need an avatar pic to go with it - Ralph wiggum or chalmers!!

    I don't know that it's in your realm to have to train staff on how to stop with behavior. And wouldn't hazmat suits be a custodial issue? I mean if it were me, i'd tell him that i'm more than happy to order them but please don't take them out of my budget. Any training for this should come from a behaviorist. If your district does not have one, they should consider contracting to one to work up a behavioral modification plan. BUT - consider that if this plan is not being followed through at home and the child is permitted to, ahem, fingerpaint in other aspects if his life, then it may not be successful. You may be better off putting him in clothing that restrict access like overalls with a shirt over or even coveralls on the child.

  • May 25

    This would definitely have my creep alarm going off too. Kudos to you on the steps you've already taken. I agree with Wine that 14 year old can be impulsive and if she is prone to arguing with her mother, then she might decide one night, "heck with it", contact the guy and be on the next bus to slave city. One question is raised - if no pictures were exchanged, then why does he tell her she has kissable lips? I feel like even though she is being very forth coming, there still may be another layer.

  • May 25

    This would definitely have my creep alarm going off too. Kudos to you on the steps you've already taken. I agree with Wine that 14 year old can be impulsive and if she is prone to arguing with her mother, then she might decide one night, "heck with it", contact the guy and be on the next bus to slave city. One question is raised - if no pictures were exchanged, then why does he tell her she has kissable lips? I feel like even though she is being very forth coming, there still may be another layer.

  • May 25

    it's all fun and games until the baby ends up tachycardic. Then the questions will pour in as to why the order was just blindly followed (even though you clarified it with the office.) Document the heck out of your convo with the staff and perhaps call back in your best Miss America voice and leave a cryptic message saying that you need to speak do Dr. So&so, not the nurse. Probably won't get you anywhere and will get you a bucket of attitude. Or, voice your concern with the parent and have them get it clarified.


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