The school nurse is available during regular school hours.The clinic can be reached directly at (276) 642-5502.
Some students with individual medical situations require assistance with their health care needs during the school day. The role of the school nurse is to learn of the individual’s needs, collaborate with parents/guardians, physicians, teachers, and other staff as needed to develop a healthcare plan for the school setting. Also, the school nurse assesses the student’s ability to remain in school or decide if a student’s illness / injury require that he or she be sent home or seek further medical treatment. The role expands from basic first aid and health assessment to major emergency preparedness.
Nursing interventions are regulated by your student’s doctor’s orders or by our district policies. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to provide the school nurse with medical orders from your doctor as well as all medications and supplies that are required for your student. The school does not provide any medications or supplies other than some basic first aid and limited emergency supplies.
There are times that you should NOT send your child to school when you notice certain symptoms.
Please do not send your child to school if he/has:
Has vomited or had diarrhea several times the night before or once in the morning
Has a fever of 100 degrees or above
Has a rash that has not been diagnosed or is uncomfortable
Has itching, redness or pus draining from one or both eyes, not related to allergies
Is coughing uncontrollably or coughing up mucus
Has head lice or scabies that has not been treated.
Call your physician if these symptoms last for more than 24 hours.
***Sick children are expected to be picked up from school promptly.
***Please provide emergency numbers and a list of persons who can pick up your child during the school day to the school.
Below is our Medication Policy