What Services Does the School Nurse Provide?
- Health Services: Assesses health and development, provides nursing interventions and evaluates student’s responses to care.
- Health Education: Provides health education to students, staff and parents.
- Healthy Environment: Identifies health and safety concerns in the school environment.
- Nutritional Services: Supports healthy food services programs.
- Physical Education/Activity: Promotes health and physical education which promotes healthy behaviors.
"You cannot educate a child who is not healthy, and you cannot keep a child healthy who is not educated" --Dr Jocelyn Elders
Supplies used in the clinic:
- First Aid Cream
- Caladryl a
- Throat Spray
- Isotonic Eye Wash
- Vinyl Gloves
- Hand Lotion
Should you know of a reason why these items should not be used on your student, please contact the clinic.
Medication Administration Policy
1. If your student requires any treatment or medication during school hours, it is required that a Doctor's order and your signature granting permission to dispense the medication or treatment be on file in the clinic.
2. A new request for treatment or medication (doctor's order) must be submitted each school year. This includes any over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil, Ibuprofen, any prescription medication, and ASTHMA INHALERS and EPI-PENS.
3. All medications must be in the original container whether it is an over-the-counter product or prescription medication. The pharmacy will provide a 2nd labeled prescription bottle for the school if you ask for it when filling your prescription.
4. ALL MEDICATION should be delivered to the clinic by the parent or guardian. Please contact the school nurse if there are problems with this.
5. MEDICATION will not be sent home from school with a student(exception is inhalers if student has permission to carry in school.
Important Immunization Info for SCPS Rising Senior Students
Posted: Monday, May 10, 2021
Rising Seniors planning to attend SCPS schools must have a booster dose of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MenACWY). If the meningococcal vaccine is given between the ages of 16-18, only ONE dose is required.