Students who become ill or are injured during the school day may be excused to visit the clinic. Except in extreme emergencies, the student must obtain permission from the teacher before reporting to the clinic. The school has responsibility for FIRST AID ONLY. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IF HE/SHE IS SICK.

Each student is required to have an emergency form on file in the clinic including emergency telephone numbers. This should be the number of someone we may contact in case of an emergency if we cannot get in touch with you. Any change of address or telephone number during the year should be reported to the office immediately.

If the nature of the illness/injury is major, parents will be notified immediately. School officials may call paramedics (911) if a serious injury/illness warrants this action. Students will not be released to anyone except a parent/guardian or another person designated by the parent.



Specific guidelines regarding the administration, record keeping, and authority in handling medications have been adopted by Orange County School Board. Please observe the following:

1. For each prescribed medication, the student's parent or guardian must complete an authorization form, in person at the school.

2. Medication must be hand delivered by the parent to the school.

3. When there is a change in medication or dosage from that on the original container the principal or designee shall require new directions from the doctor in addition to the parent's authorization.

4. All prescribed medication to be administered by school personnel shall be receieved and stored in the ORIGINAL CONTAINER, with the ORIGINAL LABEL from the pharmacy showing the student's name, name of drug, and directions for administration.

5. Prescribed medication received by the school shall be stored in a secure fashion under lock and key in a location designated by the principal.

6. Children with temperatures will need to be picked up immediately.

7. Students are not allowed to carry any medications (including cough drops, asprins) to and from school or have any form of medication with them while at school.

Pediculosis (Head Lice)

Head lice are common among school children. It is necessary that every precaution be taken to prevent the spread and/or reinfestation. Therefore, it is advisable that you check your child's head frequently. Infestations do occur and in most instances can be traced to the sharing of combs, brushes, hats, etc. School board policy states that student(s) must be kept at home until treatment is successful.