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Clinic/School Nurse

Clinic:  (804) 768-6268

School Nurse:  Saundra Saunders

 

Please call the clinic to report any absence from school.  There is an answering maching to receive your message at any time.

A clinic nurse will be available in the school’s clinic daily.  The clinic is designed to provide only 25 minimal emergency care.  It is imperative that parents provide accurate emergency information in the event that Bactine and Band-Aids are not sufficient first aid to handle the needs of the student.

 

We may not give medication, unless the criteria in the section, Administering Medicine at School, are followed.  Children who become ill or injured at school are given health care hare.  Minor injuries are treated in the clinic. Parents are contacted when the injury or illness is of a more serious nature.

 

Please notify the school if your telephone number at work or home should change.  Please note that as a general rule, children will not be sent to the Clinic before 9:00 a.m. or after 2:00 p.m. unless an emergency arises.  A sick child does not belong in school. County policy indicates that children should be kept home until 24 hours have passed without incidence of vomiting or diarrhea.  Everyone's cooperation is appreciated. 


Medication Policies:


Parents must bring clearly marked prescriptions to school where they will be administered as prescribed during the school day. Non-prescription medicine such as Tylenol, antacids and cough drops may also be brought to the clinic clearly marked with your child's name and permission to administer as needed.

Students are NOT allowed to transport medication to and from school.

The Public Health School Nurses are employed by Chesterfield County Health Department. We work cooperatively with Chesterfield County Public Schools to promote optimum health for the school community. Here is just some of what we do:

  • Review of health records to identify students with health needs 
  • Health care plans when needed for students w/ health problems such as asthma, allergies, diabetes, and seizures 
  • Identification and follow-up of health problems affecting children's learning 
  • Individualized health education to students, parents, and school personnel 
  • Review of student's immunization records 
  • School-based immunization clinics 
  • Investigation and follow-up of communicable diseases 
  • Consultation and follow-up to special education departments 
  • Consultation and resources to the school clinic assistant 
  • Emergency First Aid 
  • Health Screenings ( hearing, vision, height, weight), health education classes 
  • Promotion of wellness activities for faculty and staff 
  • Representation on committees within the school
Visit our District's Student Health and Safety page for more information on CCPS Health Services.

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