Holly Palermo - 850.833.3300
The Okaloosa County School Health Services Program provides a full time nurse at Fort Walton Beach High School. The Nurse provides emergency care and services, administers regularly scheduled medications, and performs health screening procedures as needed. A student who is unable to continue in a class due to illness should report to the Nurse in the Clinic, located between Attendance and the front of the building.
It is imperative that parents fill out an Emergency Contact Card at the beginning of each school year. One is sent home with every student at the beginning of the school year. This provides our school officials with valuable information regarding a student's physical and academic special needs, as well as information regarding who to contact in an emergency situation. Contact Cards should be turned into Wave teachers.
Medications for headaches, upset stomach or other ailments must be provided by parents/guardians of the student. All medications to be administered must meet the following conditions:
An Administration of Medication In the School Permission form must be filled out and signed by the responsible party for the student. These may be obtained from the Nurse, or from the Guidance Department, and must be turned in to the Nurse at the time that the medication is brought to school.
Medication may not be brought to school by a student.
All Medication is to be in the original container or a pharmacy labeled container. They must have the name of the student, name of the drug, dosage and administration times clearly indicated on the label. Medications are received and stored under locked conditions in the Clinic.
When it is necessary for a student to keep medications with them at all times, (i.e. inhalers, enzymes, or Epipens) physician's order stating such must be obtained and kept with the Administration of Medications In the Schools form in the nurse's office (clinic area).
It is the responsibility of the student to report to the clinic at the appropriate time to take regularly scheduled medications.
Students participating in a school sponsored trip should provide a separate Administration of Medications in the Schools form and appropriately labeled medications to the trip sponsor.