Health Room

Lynn Peden, School Nurse

A district form must be filled out for any medication being brought to school. (This includes cough drops.) A parent note will not be acceptable for us to give students medication.  Parents must complete prescription medication form or the non-prescription medication form.  The forms are available in the school nurse's office or by clicking on the links below. 

 

If your child requires medical attention for anaphylaxis or asthma, needs to undergo medical procedures, or needs to self-administer medication, these forms also need to be filled out and turned into the school nurse.

Children must be free of fever, vomiting, and/or diarrhea with no medicine for 24 hours before returning to school after an illness.

If your child will need to take medication at school, please contact our school nurse, Mrs. Peden, at 355-5007.


· ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION forms must be signed by healthcare provider and parent/guardian before medication can be administered at school.

 


· All PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION must be administered as labeled.

 


· ALL PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION must be brought to school by a legal guardian or designated person over 18 years of age and given directly to the school nurse or designated school personnel.

 


· OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS may be provided by the parent if it is in a new - unopened container, clearly labeled with the student’s name and accompanied by written parental permission. OTC medications may not exceed package directions for student’s age

 


· ALL MEDICATION MUST BE IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER.

 


· No medication containing ASPIRIN can be given at school without a doctor’s authorization. This includes but is not limited to Pepto Bismol, Excedrin, and some OTC cold medications.

 

SAVE Act Information for Parents - The Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (SAVE) Act, recently approved by the South Carolina Legislature, allows school districts to store supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors for identified school staff to use in emergencies for students with allergic reactions. Click here for a protocol for schools document from Student Health Services.