The Saraland City School System does not want to place any child in a situation where they may be confronted for drugs. Ritalin, as well as other drugs, has a street value. When parents bring the medication, this ensures no other child will tamper with the medication.
To protect all children from taking medication belong to another child - no child may keep medication on their person at school. The only exception would be inhalers, epipens, or similar emergency treatments.
The school personnel can not be placed in the situation to judge between minor or major pain unless they are trained and licensed medical personnel. The schools may not have full-time, trained, and licensed medical personnel on campus. If the student complains of pain, the parent will be notified.
If you live in areas where people have been identified with new H1N1 flu and become ill with influenza-like symptoms, including fever, body aches, runny or stuffy nose, sore throat, nausea, or vomiting or diarrhea, you should stay home and avoid contact with other people, except to seek medical care. If you have severe illness or you are at high risk for flu complications, contact your health care provider or seek medical care. Your health care provider will determine whether flu testing or treatment is needed.
H1N1 (referred to as "swine flu" early on) is a new influenza virus causing illness in people. This new virus was first detected in people in the United States in April 2009. Other countries, including Mexico and Canada, have reported people sick with this new virus. This virus is spreading from person-to-person, probably in much the same way that regular seasonal influenza viruses spread.
Through contact with a person with H1N1 (swine) flu. Human-to-human spread of H1N1 (swine) flu has been documented also and is thought to occur in the same way as seasonal flu. Influenza is thought to spread mainly person-to-person through coughing or sneezing of infected people.
Through contact with environments contaminated with swine flu viruses.