Nurse Charity is here for your child!
Students must have a GREEN pass from their teachers in order to visit the health clinic.
The school nurse will contact parent or legal guardian if the student needs to go home. If neither is available a designated contact person from the registration card will be contacted.
Parents must sign an authorized form in the school clinic for all medications given by school personnel. NO PARENT NOTES WILL BE ACCEPTED. All medications must be brought and/ or picked up at school by the parent or legal guardian. All over the counter and prescription drugs must be in their original medicine containers with clear, legible dosage directions. Students are NOT to bring medications to school. Asthma Inhalers can be carried by a student to use as needed after the parent signs the necessary authorization forms.
All students are required to have current state immunization records on file at school! Immunizations must be recorded on a STATE OF TENNESSEE immunizations form (which is green in color and has state seal on the form). All students must have:
- 4 or more doses DTP (one must be after the child's 4th birthday)
- 3 or more doses polio (OPV) vaccine. If the 3rd dose was before the child's 4th birthday, then 4 doses are required.
- 2 doses MMR on or after the child's first birthday
- 3 doses of Hepatitis B vaccine
- 1 dose of Varicella vaccine or date recorded when child had chicken pox
Health screenings are provided throughout the school year for students. Hearing, vision, blood pressure, body mass index, scoliosis, and dental screenings are performed by various community and organizations and are free of charge for the students. Results are kept confidential and sent to the parents if abnormal, with a recommendation for further testing by a physician.
Prepare for Accidents!
Bandaids, Neosporin, Gauze and an extra change for clothing! If your child has a mishap and needs to change clothes... is he/she prepared? Please send a change of clothing in your child's backpack for your smaller child. Be sure they are weather appropriate.
Does your child need to stay home today?
Children are unable to concentrate or participate in class activities if they are ill.If your child is experiencing vomiting, diarrhea, persistent cough, thick, yellow/green nasal drainage or temperature 101 or above, please do not send your child to school. Red eyes with thick, crusty drainage require examination and written statement from a physician to determine the condition is not contagious to others. Unidentified rashes also need to be diagnosed as non-contagious