The health office is staffed by nurses on all student days during school hours. Nurses contact parents of sick or injured children, administer prescribed medications, provide first aid in emergencies and perform health screenings. In addition, nurses provides health assessments, consultation and referral, health counseling and health education, prepare individual health plans, monitor student health status, and assist with health prevention and health promotion activities.
At the beginning of every school year you will receive an Emergency Information Sheet and Health History Update Form. These forms are for the parent/guardian to complete. It is important that the information be current, be filled out completely and returned immediately.
All medications must be sent to the School Nurse in the original container from the pharmacy, marked with the student’s name, name of medication, time and dose. Medications will not be given to the student without the written permission of the parent and doctor. This policy applies to both prescription and non-prescription medications. Unless prearranged with the school nurse, all medication will be kept in a locked cabinet in the Nurse's Office.
Please see the Health Services webpage for other important topics such as food allergies, health screenings, immunization requirements, mandated health examinations, and other timely health information.