Clinic

  

Clinic Information

The Emergency Student Information Form will come home with your student at the beginning of the school year. Please make sure to complete and return this form in a timely manner. If at any time you have a change in phone numbers, please make sure to update your information with the front office. This will eliminate any contact delays should your child become ill or if there is an emergency.

In the school clinic, your students will receive first aid and medical care as needed. The school nurse cares for students with simple complaints such as scrapes and bruises, to chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma. Sometimes students come to school feeling well and then become ill at school with fevers, or vomiting, diarrhea, etc. Some students just need a little TLC to help them through the day! Occasionally, there are medical emergencies where the student is assessed and calling 911 and the parents is necessary, in order for emergency services to respond quickly.

If your child develops a fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or is found to have head lice, etc., you will be called to pick up your child. Occasionally your student will need medications at school. If the medication is a prescription, please ask your pharmacist to prepare an extra bottle for the school. This will have a prescription label on it. The nurse must receive medication in the original prescription bottle, or for over the counter medications, they must be in their original containers. All medications must be brought in by an adult. Please see the medication policy below. An Authorization for Medications Form must be filled out by the parent/guardian before medications can be given. This form can be downloaded using the link below. Inhalers and/or an Epipens may be carried by the student, but only after the appropriate paperwork is filled out. This also includes a form signed by the physician. If you need this form, please contact the nurse.

If your child is ill at home during the night with a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, or just appears acutely ill when they wake up, please keep them home. We ask that students be kept home until they are no longer vomiting or have diarrhea for 24 hours. If they have a fever, please keep them home until they are fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Often they appear well in the morning but after a few hours the fever returns, exposing their friends and teacher to their illness.