- A clinic is maintained in the school adjacent to the office. Children who become ill or are injured at school are sent to the clinic by their teachers. They remain in the clinic until the parents can be contacted. The child is given first aid only until the parent calls for him or her. Be sure that your child’s teacher and the office know how to get in touch with you. Any medicine prescribed by a physician and brought to school must be accompanied by a Statement of Permission for Administration of Medication. For safety and legal reasons, a parent/guardian must bring medications to the clinic. Children may not transport any medication to or from school.
- All students entering 7th grade are required to have a Tetanus diphtheria pertussis (Tdap) Booster. Your child may not be able to stay in school if the required immunizations are not up to date.
- Attention all parents of 1st, 3rd, and 6th graders. Along with vision and hearing screenings, a growth and development screening will be done over the next month. If your child’s body mass index falls in the underweight or overweight category, you will be receiving a letter.
- The clinic has seen an increase in the number of ill students. As you may already know, flu and other viruses have been going around. This is a friendly reminder about our fever policy. Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine before returning to school.
- Hand washing is always important in reducing the spread of germs.
- The Florida Department of Health is encouraging families to get vaccinated for influenza as soon as possible. Influenza vaccines are safe and the best way to protect against influenza and its potentially severe complications.