Phone: (540) 371-1415;16105
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Tanieya Mitchell
Welcome Drew Rams!
Welcome to the Edward E. Drew Middle School website. My name is Tanieya Mitchell and I am so excited to be your school nurse this year! My goal is to help our students feel safe and ready to conquer their school day. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns regarding your student's health.
Medication/Treatment Administration At School
In compliance with SCPS policy, we do not administer or supervise prescription or over the counter medications or medical treatments without a physician's order and written parent /guardian permission. The first dose or administration of any medication or treatment should be done at home. A new medication permission form must be completed annually and on file at the school clinic for any medication/treatment administered at school or during school activities. Most frequently used health care plans and the medication /treatment forms are on the Health Services Forms Link at the top of this page.
Individual arrangements need to be made for transporting medication to and from the school. It is preferred that students do not transport medication to or from school. All medications must be presented in their original pharmacy container with the student's name, name of medication, name of prescribing physician, and dosage with beginning and ending date. This medication must be accompanied by physician's medication order and parental permission for administration.
Medications/treatments for after school activities (such as sports) and field trips must also follow the above guidelines. We are willing to accommodate your student's health needs but would need prior notice for activities after school and field trips. Please contact the school nurse at your student's school to arrange for these needs in advance.
All medications/supplies must be picked up by parents by the last day of school or they will be discarded by school personnel.
Medical Exclusions From School/Reasons To Stay Home From School
- Nurse's judgment or parental discretion
- Fever over 100 orally within 24hr without fever reducing medications
- Active vomiting within 24hr
- Diarrhea within 24hr
- Swollen or painful joints from injury
- Severe earache
- Suspected contagious diseases (until on treatment for 24 - 48hrs)
- chicken pox
- Flu or viral symptoms
- conjunctivitis (pink eye) with drainage
- pediculosis (head lice)
- undiagnosed rashes
- untreated and uncovered ringworm
- Injury or illness requiring further immediate treatment. Antibiotic treatments of less than 24 hours and possibility that student may be communicable to others.
- Suspected substance abuse
- Preschoolers: continual yellow or green drainage from nose that is unable to be contained or cared for
Helpful Website Links
SCPS Health Services: https://www.staffordschools.net/Page/13859
Parent Website from The Amercican Academy of Pediatrics: https://www.healthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx