Medication and Health Policies
Current policies regarding student health, medication, screenings, and more are contained in each campus’s Family Handbook.
Safe Return and COVID Response
Great Hearts America has compiled numerous resources regarding our network of schools’ response to the pandemic and plans for a Safe Return to in-person learning. These resources, including our Health Policy for Students and Staff, Face Coverings Policy, COVID Response Plan, and more can be found at greatheartsamerica.org/safereturn/tx. Specific information on our plans for a Safe Return here at Great Hearts Irving is available at greatheartsirving.org/safereturn.
Lower School Medication Drop Off
Our Safe Return Meet and Greet Celebration will provide Lower School parents the opportunity to bring in all prescribed/over-the-counter medications that your child will need for the upcoming school year. A Request for Medication Administration Form will need to be filled out when the medication is dropped off. This will also be the scheduled time to fill out and turn in all other medical forms and action plans. Visit greatheartsirving.org/meetandgreet for more information about this event.
Update on Nebulizer Policy
Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the CDC recommends that schools do not use nebulizers during this time to limit the spread of contagions into the air. Both Great Hearts Irving Upper and Lower Schools will be nebulizer-free campuses until further notice. You will need to request:
- An updated written Asthma Action Plan,
- A quick-relief inhaler dedicated for school use only,
- A spacer or valved holding chamber dedicated for school use only, and
- A peak flow meter dedicated for school use only.
If your Upper School student will be self-carrying his/her inhaler this year, it is required that he/she have the necessary paperwork filed with the clinic. An Asthma Contract must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, and a medical doctor.
Lower School students are not permitted to self-carry inhalers.