Clinic hours are Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm. Students will be
admitted to the clinic when sent to the clinic by a staff member.
Approval by the school nurse must be given before any ill student is
excused to go home. If it is necessary for a student to go home, the
nurse will inform the parent and the student will be released from
school by signing out through the attendance clerk. If the procedure is
not followed and the student leaves without properly checking out, the
student will be given an unexcused absence for classes missed.
The nurse keeps records on all students as prescribed by State Law. The nurse performs vision, hearing, and Acanthosis screening as well as height and weight checks. District required health education and prevention programs are administered by the nurse. The nurse will also work with Health Education and Welfare Assistance programs (Free Lunch and Reduced Price Lunch), school insurance, and assist with other issues that may arise that prove a health barrier to education.
Medications such as aspirin, Tylenol, cough drops, Pepto-Bismol, etc.,
are not available at school. Those students requiring medication during
school hours should have their medication brought to the clinic by an
adult for administration by the nurse or principal's designee. The
medication should be in the original prescription container. No student
should have possession of any medication on campus including cough
drops. Non-prescription ("over the counter") medication will be
administered according to the instructions on the original container.
ALL medications must be kept in the clinic. (see 2010-2011
Student/Parent Handbook, pages 18-25).
Communicable or Infectious Disease
Students who show signs of a communicable or infectious disease
(including skin rash, impetigo, and lice) will be excluded from school
until re-admission is acceptable to school authorities. Keep students
home until a contagious or infectious disease has cleared up, or until
you can present a doctor's statement that it is not communicable.
Students should be kept at home until they have been free of fever
and/or diarrhea or vomiting at least twenty-four hours.