School Nurse

Clinic Procedures
Clinic hours are Monday - Friday 7:30am - 3:30pm. 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.