Clinic Reminders


  • If your child is on medication please request a separate bottle from the pharmacy for the school clinic.  All medicine must be in the original container.
  • Parent or guardian must administer the first time dose of any new prescription medication or any over the counter medicine that the child has never taken before.
  • The parent should be in close supervision of the child for at least 4 hours to detect if any serious reactions occur. 
  • Please do not send medication to school by the child.  A parent or guardian needs to bring the medicine to school.  This includes cough drops, throat drops, etc.
  • A physician’s authorization is required for all prescription medication, herbal medication or doses higher than the bottle recommends.
  • A parent or guardian signature is required before medication will be administered.
  • Medicine must be picked up at the end of the school year; any medicine not picked up will be discarded.
  • The Authorization to Administer Medication form is only good for one school year.
  • Any changes in medication dosage must have a physicians order.  Each medication requires its own medication form.
  • Non-prescription medication will be administered as instructed on the box, unless accompanied with a physicians order instructing to do differently.


  1. Temperature 100 degrees or higher.  Children need to be out of school for 24 hours after a temperature of 100 degrees or higher to avoid spreading germs.
  2. Repeated Vomiting/Diarrhea. Children need to be out of school for 24 hours after  diarrhea/vomiting to prevent spreading of germs.
  3. Head injury with altered level of consciousness: Including headache, blurred vision, dizziness, nausea/vomiting, drainage from the nose and/or mouth, etc.
  4. Head Lice
  5. Injury to Bones/Joints
  6. Hives/Allergic Reaction Concerns
  7. Chipped or Damaged Tooth of Orthodontic Wire.
  8. Unusual Breathing/Heart Concerns
  9. Eye Injury/Pink eye/Ear Ache
  10. Animal/Human bites
  11. Fainting
  12. Burns
  13. Seizure
  14. Significant Nose Bleeds
  15. Ringworm on Face/Neck
  16. Acetaminophen Use more than twice/week at school
  17. Unexplained Rashes/Itching
  18. Deep Cuts
  19. Tick Removal
  20. Emergency 911 calls
  21. Any other concerns that may be life-threatening or detrimental to your child’s health.


As the weather gets cooler, students bring more belongings to school such as hats, coats, and scarves.  With the increased belongings, there is an increased chance of the spread of head lice.  Head lice is most common among pre-school children attending child care, elementary schoolchildren, and the household members of infested children. 

Head lice are small insects about the size of tiny ants.  They live on the scalp and feed by biting and sucking blood.  Lice usually hatch out clear colored and turn darker as they mature.  They do not have wings and therefore cannot fly.  They do no jump, but move very quickly.

The presence of lice can be confirmed by visual inspection under good natural light and a magnifying glass.  Look for tiny, crawling, grayish forms and tiny, white, oval eggs.  The eggs are called nits, and they are attached to the hair with a waterproof glue-like substance.  Nits cannot be brushed out of the head like dandruff and usually must be manually picked out.  Lice will cause intense itching and you may find red areas on the scalp and base of neck where your child has been scratching.

If head lice or nits are found on your child, please notify the school nurse.  Bedford County has a “no nit policy” to attend school.  Lice is spread if nits are not removed, therefore immediate and thorough treatment of your child and his/her household environment and personal articles is necessary.  Lice can be treated with over the counter shampoos and combs that are found at any drugstore.  Common brands are Nix and Rid.

Please check your child’s head carefully and periodically throughout the year.  Reinforce to your child not to share his/her hats, jackets, combs, hair accessories, headphones, etc.  Avoid head to head contact during play and other activities are home, school and elsewhere.  If you need further information, please feel free to call.  Your cooperation and attention is greatly appreciated.

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