Our nurses are available to support the well-being of each student's health. School nurses, directed by the Virginia Department of Education and the Virginia Department of Health, are dedicated to school health programs and supporting the success of all students.
Parents are asked to contact the school nurse if a child has any special health needs that must be provided during school hours. The nurse will facilitate and coordinate arrangements for meeting the needs, along with parent and physician collaboration and input.
The school clinic does not serve as the student's physician or primary care provider.
Administration of Medications
Parents are advised to give medication at home whenever possible. If it is necessary to provide medication during school hours, the following guidelines must be followed:
All medication must be brought to school in a manufacturer-labeled, unexpired container/bottle, with appropriate label intact. Physician prescribed medication must be in the original pharmacy labeled container with the student's name and medication dosing information.
A student who must take a physician prescribed medication must provide the school with a completed Authorization Form.