Clinic

On August 24th, the OCPS School Board gave direction to mandate masks for all preK-12 students and adults starting Monday, August 30 until October 30. All children and adults will be required to wear a face mask during the school day while inside school board property or vehicles. The mandate will not be required for any student with a note from a doctor, nurse practitioner or physician assistant or an employee with a medical exemption.  


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The clinic is staffed by a full time Registered Nurse. The hours are from 7:15-2:30 pm. Chronic medical conditions such as, but not limited to, asthma, diabetes, life threatening allergies, etc. should be discussed at the beginning of the school year with the school nurse. Parents are required to complete the emergency information form each year and provide current working phone numbers of all contacts listed.

Medication Procedures

 

FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY REASONS, STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO BRING MEDICATIONS TO SCHOOL.

 

If a student needs to take medication during the school day, the following procedures must be followed:

  • All medication must be administered by the school nurse or designated trained person.
  • Whenever possible, medication should be taken at home. If you must take medication at school, the following rules apply.
  • PARENTS must bring the medication to school and complete the authorization form.
  • Prescription medications must be in the original pharmacy labeled container. Parents can ask their pharmacist to provide them with two containers: one for school and one for home. Medications including eye drops cannot be transferred to and from school.
  • Over the counter medications (Tylenol, Motrin, Midol for example) will only be accepted in the factory sealed original container.
  • Inhalers and Epi-pens may be carried by the student, provided the proper authorization forms are on file with the school. These forms require physician signature and are available in the clinic.