If you have questions or concerns about your child’s health or school nursing services, please contact Jennifer Watts, RN, BSN at 355-6207. It is especially important to report any illness or condition that your child has that may require medical support during the school day.
- Parents are required to bring prescription medication to school and provide the medical form signed by physician and parent before any prescription medication may be left at school.
- If your child self-administers medication such as an inhaler, a consent form signed by parent and physician is required before medication is brought to school.
- A parent must provide written authorization for all over-the-counter medication to be kept and administered in the health room.
Nurse can not accept medication until forms are delivered with all required signatures.
- Absolutely no medication will be given without written parental permission.
- School nurses may not administer the first dose of any medication. (Student should be monitored by parent for possible side effects following initial dose).
- School nurses are legally required to administer only medications with FDA approval.
- All prescription medication must be administered as labeled and OTC medications may not exceed package directions.
- ALL medication must be in the original container. No medication will be given from zip-lock bags or envelopes.
- Any medication given every day for longer than TWO WEEKS must have written Physician’s Authorization. This includes Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.
- No medication containing aspirin can be given at school without a doctor’s authorization. This includes but is not limited to Pepto Bismal, Excedrin, and some OTC cold medications.
- If your child forgets to take a morning dose of medication, school nurses are not allowed to give that dose at school. Parents may come to the Health Room to give the missed dose.
- Students with medication prescribed by a health care provider contained in the original packaging and appropriately labeled may carry these medications, may self-monitor and may self-administer these medications only if we have permission from the prescribing doctor and the parent/legal guardian. If there is sufficient evidence that unsupervised self-monitoring or self-medicating would seriously jeopardize the safety of the student or others, the school district may refuse to allow the student to carry his/her medication.
On the first day of school your child will be given an Emergency Information sheet to be completed by a parent. This is very important. Please print all information clearly. This will be the only way we have to reach you in case of an emergency at school. If at anytime ANY of this information should change please notify your school nurse immediately.
- All early dismissals require a parent or MD note to attendance office when child returns.
- All early dismissals require computer sign out by an adult authorized on the Student Emergency Form
- All early dismissals are subject Attendance Policies of Greenville County Schools.
Immunizations required by SC law are Tetanus containing vaccine (Dtap, DT or TD), Polio, Measles (two doses), Rubella (German Measles), and Mumps. Hepatitis B Immunizations is required for students entering all grades. The Varicella (Chicken Pox) vaccine or history of disease is required for all students admitted to kindergarten, and first, second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth grades.
If your child does not have a valid certificate, take his/her shot records to your physician or the county Health Department (282-4100). A parent or adult authorized by the parent must accompany a student under 16 who requires shots. For further information, call Medical Health Services at 355-3170.
- Prescription Medication MED-1
- Self-Administration of Medication MED-2
- Non-Prescription Medication MED 3
- Anaphylaxis Medication MED-6
- Medical Procedure HRP-1
- Medication To Be Given On Field Trip MED-10
- Required Exclusion from School
- Head Lice FAQ's
- Student Emergency Form
- Registro de Emergencia Del Estudiante
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