If you have questions about your child's health, immunizations, or clinic procedures, please call our nurse.
We are fortunate to have a Registered Nurse as a member of our Central staff. If students are sick, they should request to go to the clinic. Only minor first aid services are available in the clinic. Parents will be notified by the clinic in case of serious illness or injury, and arrangements will be made for students to be picked up or sent to a hospital. Only minor first aid services are available in the clinic.
Our nurse will need parents or guardians to complete a "Permission to Administer Medication" form prior to dispensing medicines.
It is strongly recommended that medications be given at home whenever possible. However, we recognize that some children need medications during the school day. The following requirements must be observed to comply with school policy:
- Prescription medications must be brought to the school (by an adult not sent to school with student) in the original doctor’s or pharmacy’s container, labeled with the student’s name, the name of the medication, the amount to be given, the time of day to be taken, a physician’s consent, and a parent or legal guardian’s consent.
- Over-the-counter medication will be dispensed under the following conditions: a) The medication is in the original container. b) Written permission to give medication must be signed by parent or legal guardian of the child. c) Written instructions should include time of day, amount to be taken, and parent or legal guardian’s signature.
- All prescription and non-prescription medications must be administered to students in the health clinic by designated school employees.
Any medication brought to school without meeting these guidelines will not be dispensed. Medications should be brought to school by the parent/guardian. Unused medicine must be picked up by parent/guardian at the end of the school year.