Note from the Health Room
In an effort to decrease the spread of contagious illness at school, the school district would like to remind you of the following:
- If your student has fever, they must be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school (this means without the use of fever reducing medications). Fever is defined as a temperature of 100.4 or greater.
- If your student has diarrhea, they must be diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school (this means without the use of diarrhea suppressing medication). Diarrhea is defined as 3 or more episodes of loose stools in a 24 hour period.
- A student must not come to school if vomiting 2 or more times in 24 hours. A student should have 1 or 2 meals without vomiting before returning to school.
If you have questions concerning your student’s health, please contact our school nurse. Thank you for your assistance in decreasing the spread of illness.
Beginning with the 2013-14 school year, all children entering seventh grade must have received a dose of Tdap vaccine to protect them from pertussis (whooping cough). Parents do not have to wait until their child enters the seventh grade as children as young as seven years old can be vaccinated. Parents will need to provide their child’s school with a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization showing that their child received this newly required Tdap vaccine. Parents, please don’t wait – avoid the rush by making an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider to get the required Tdap vaccine and other vaccines recommended for your child’s protection.
Due to changes in South Carolina policies governing the administration of prescription medication we will no longer have a 10 day grace period before written physician authorization is required for all prescription medications.
Parents are required to bring prescription medication to school and provide form MED-1 before any prescription medication may be left at the school.
If your child must self-administer medication at school form MED-2 is required before medication is brought to school.
A parent may provide written authorization for over-the-counter medication to be kept and administered in health room using form MED-3