Ft. Rucker ES

DoDEA GradeSpeed - Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
DoDEA GradeSpeed
Connecting Teachers, Parents, and Students
Global IT Help Desk - (DoDEA Employees)
Global IT Help Desk
(DoDEA Employees)
GA/AL MLA - Teacher Master Labor Agreement
Teacher Master Labor Agreement
AFGE MLA (GA/AL) - AFGE Master Labor Agreement
AFGE Master Labor Agreement

FRES Nursing Services

Staying healthy is important to student success in schools. Therefore, we are trying to teach students healthy habits for home and school. Some of these habits include regular hand washing, coughing and sneezing into our elbows when possible and throwing used tissues away. Our goal is to keep all our students healthy so that they can participate in and enjoy the activities offered here at school.

Please Encourage Your Children To: 

  • wash their hands often at home and school.
  • cover their coughs and sneezes with tissues and dispose of them properly after use.
  •  eat healthy meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • be well rested 

When students become ill during the day, parents will be called to pick them up. Parents will be responsible for picking up their child. Please select a person(s) to be called in case of emergency and you cannot be reached. The emergency contact person must agree to pick up your child and be documented in the medical record as the contact person.  

Students having or suspected of having a contagious disease will not be permitted in the school. Students will be sent home under the following circumstances:  

  • Student has a bad cough, extremely runny nose or nasal congestion.
  • They have had a fever (temperature of 100 degrees or greater) in the past 24 hours and needed medication to keep fever free.
  • Student has vomiting and/or diarrhea within the last 24 hours.
  •  Student has been diagnosed with strep throat, pink eye or other contagious conditions and have not been on antibiotics or other treatment for at least 24 hours

Any student too ill to participate in daily activities or with any other contagious disease should never be sent to school.
Over the Counter Medication Policy
  • No over the counter medication will be given to students during the school day without a prescription. (This includes such medication as Tylenol, Tums, Benadryl, Bacitracin, Calamine lotion).
  • Students may not carry any medications during school or school sponsored events  

Prescription Medication Policy
  • Only prescription medication will be given at school.
  • A medical authorization from the doctor and approval from the parent/guardian are necessary for a prescription medication to be given at school.
  • Prescriptions must be in separately labeled bottle(s), provided by the pharmacy, containing only that medication to be taken at school. If the medication is to be given daily or intermittently over an extended period of time, please ask the doctor for an additional bottle designated for school use. The parent/guardian should transport medication to and from school.