Clinic

Nurse LewisNurse Lewis is here to provide medical care, screen students for illness, teach health maintenance, administer medication, and execute physician-ordered treatment and/or procedures. If she can help you or your children, please do not hesitate to call. See below for some health-related reminders.

Absences Due to Illness

If your child is absent from school for any reason, please report the absence by calling or sending a written note to your child’s teacher. 

Returning to School After an Illness

In order to be present at school, a student should be free of fever, vomit, and diarrhea for a minimum of 24 consecutive hours without medication. Secondly, if a child has a known infection such as strep or pink eye, he/she must be on medication for 24 hours before being considered noncontagious and free to return to school.

Medication

Hanover County’s medication policy requires that all medicine, prescription or over-the-counter, be brought in by a parent or legal guardian. All medicine must be in the original container, and the parent/legal guardian must sign a “Permission for Administration of Medication” form. We require a doctor’s written order for a student to take any prescription medication or any other medication for 10 consecutive days or longer at school.

Two students with vase of flowers

Allergies

We distribute allergy alert letters at the beginning of the school year to those in classrooms in which there is a child with severe allergies. These letters provide guidelines for foods that must be avoided as snack items throughout the year in order to protect our students. If you receive an allergy letter, please read it carefully, and keep it for reference throughout the year.

Wellness Policy

During the summer of 2015, Hanover County’s school board revised the wellness policy (School Board Policy 6-3.19) to state that students may not bring food into the school building to share with other students. If you wish to recognize your child’s birthday or another special occasion, please do not send edible treats for the class. 

This policy also requires that we provide all parents with advance notification of any instructional activities or classroom parties that may involve food. For this reason, you will receive at least one week’s notice of these events, including a specific menu. This notification will also be your opportunity to provide permission for your child to participate or offer information regarding accommodations specific to your child.

Forms

The following forms may be printed and delivered to the clinic. Paper copies available upon request. 

The following forms may be picked up from the clinic or requested from Mrs. Christy Lewis, RN.

  • Memorandum of Understanding for Private Duty Nurse

  • Release of Medical Information

  • Medically Fragile Health Services Plan

  • Medical Procedure Order Form

 

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