To eliminate or alleviate health barriers that interfere with a student's ability to learn and to create a safe and orderly environment, thereby enabling students to become successful life learners.
The Health room is designed to assist students with chronic conditions and be an emergency station to care for minor injuries and illnesses that occur at school. Injuries or health concerns that occur outside of school should be treated at home or by your health care provider. The school nurse cannot diagnose or prescribe medications.
Health and Education: A Natural Connection -Healthy Children Learn Better!
NEW for 2015-2016
- Rising 7th-9th Grades Tdap Booster
- 5K - 1st Varicella vaccine
WHEN TO KEEP HOME
FIELD TRIPS (FT)
SC Law requires immunizations for school attendance24 Hour Rule - Please do not send your child to school with the following in the last 24 hours:
- Rash of unknown origin
- Persistent deep cough
- Strep throat
School Nurses follow DHEC guidelines.
Outside Normal School Hours
- School Nurses rarely go on FT.
- At least 2 weeks prior to FT notify school nurse of special health care needs.
- Complete FT form.
- Prescription medication unless routinely taken during school hours will require Dr.'s permission. Pharmacy labels on medications are not considered Dr.'s permission.
- OTC medication must be in original container with label intact and have written parent permission
- No medication in baggies will be accepted.
Vaccine Grade Required
DTaP5K-1011-124 doses3 doses Tdap Booster
Polio 5K-12 3 doses MMR 5K-12 2 doses
5K-12 3 doses
Varicella5K-12-122 doses1 dosePre-K should receive age appropriate immunizations. Screening Services
Grades PK, K, 3rd, 5th, 7th, and 9th
For distinct vision problems
Grades PK and K
For hearing problems
Specialized Health Care Procedures
- Must have a completed Specialized Health Care Plan form signed by health care provider before child begins.
- Parent will be required to do procedure until doctor's order obtained and any necessary training completed.
- Written permission from health care provider on CSD form.
- Parent signature.
- Inhalers, EpiPen, and Diabetic meds can be carried with Dr.'s permission
OTC: Must have a signed parent permission form and in original container. OTC will then be kept in Health Room.Prescription:
- Schedule II (ADHD, pain, depression meds) - must have written permission from health care provider on CSD form and have parent permission and will be administered by school staff and kept in the health room.
- Inhalers, EpiPen, and Diabetic meds - can be carried by student but must have a signed parent permission form.
OTC: If you want your child to carry, a parent/guardian permission form must be signed and be on file in the Health Room and must be in original container.
**For your child's safety, please fill out health information form. There is a check box ( yes or no) to give permission to the School Nurse to administer Orajel, Visine, eye drops, and Caladryl Clear.**