Candy Fleming, RN
The school maintains a clinic for students. Clinic personnel supervise the administration of medications, assess healthcare needs, and administer emergency first aid when appropriate. When students become ill or injured during the day, they should report it immediately to the teacher and request a pass to the clinic. Clinic personnel will contact parents as situations require.
Clinic Card: It is imperative that parents complete a Clinic Card at the beginning of the school year. It must include current address and phone number, medical conditions, emergency numbers, and a valid parent signature. If changes occur during the year, parents should notify the Clinic. A Clinic Card must be on file before students are allowed to check out. Otherwise the student will be checked out unexcused. The unexcused check-out will be changed to excused upon return of the clinic card.
Medications:To ensure the safety of all students at our school, the following guidelines should be followed when medications are to be sent to school:
1. All medication (prescription and non prescription) must be taken directly to the clinic, by a parent,for safe storage.
2. All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be accompanied by an Administration of Medication Request Form. This form is available in the clinic or can be printed from the forms below.
3. All medications must be in the ORIGINAL CHILD PROOF CONTAINER. Prescription medications must be in the labeled prescription bottle. Medications stored in baggies, envelopes, etc., will not be administered.
4. Administration of prescription and over-the-counter medicine (even for a short period of time) is discouraged. Parents should check with their physician regarding the need for medications to be administered during school hours. Medications prescribed for three times daily often can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime.
5. Medications must be picked up at the end of the school year, or will be disposed of by the school.
Medical Plans: Students with conditions which require monitoring during the school day (i.e. asthma, diabetes, heart conditions, severe allergies, seizures, etc.) will need a medical plan completed by a parent/guardian. Please contact the clinic if your student requires a medical plan. Diabetic and allergy plans require more than one form to be completed. Please call if you have any questions.