SRMS Health Technician
Clinic Hours 7:45 AM - 3:15 PM Monday - Friday
Phone Number: 689-7229
Health Tech: Kelly Tew
Clinic staff will be at the school intaking medication and medical supplies on Aug 9 from 930 - 11:00
medication must be in original prescription bottle
over the counter medication must be unopened and have appropriate dosing for age
All paperwork needed will be provided at time of medication drop off
Medication must be dropped off by a parent or Guardian
Here at Shoal River Middle School we have a Full-time Health Technician available for our students. The school nurse works closely with our teachers, staff and parents to help assure that student medical needs are being met while they are here at school.
The School Health Technician:
Provides emergency care and services
Administers regularly scheduled medications
Performs health screening procedures as needed
Is Located on the main hall.
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 Health Technician 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 are provided in the clinic and should be turned in as soon as possible to ensure the safety of all students.
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. This form may be obtained from the Health Technician and/or from our school website and must be turned in to the Health Technician at the time that the medication is brought to school.
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. Please check the expiration date on all medications.
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 form in the clinic.
Students are not permitted to carry medications to and from school without written consent from their physician. This includes prescriptions and over the counter medications, such as cough drops.
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Health information should always be shared with the Health Technician. The information provided is considered both privileged and confidential. This means the information will be shared only on a need-to-know basis for the safety and well-being of the child. Please contact the nurse with any questions or to update your child’s health history.
Please follow these general guidelines when considering your child’s attendance at school. Please check with your child’s physician if you have a question about whether he/she should return to school.
Pinkeye/ eye infections with discharge: may return when eyes are clear or have been treated with antibiotics for 24 hours.
Vomiting/Diarrhea: may return 24 hours after symptoms are gone.
Strep Throat: may return 24 hours after start of antibiotics AND no fever.
Impetigo/Ringworm: may return when skin is clear or child has been under treatment for 24 hours. The area must be covered while student is at school.
Fever: may return when symptoms are gone for 24 hours without the use of medications
Chicken Pox: may return when old blisters have formed scabs, and there are no new ones.
Head Lice: may return after hair has been treated
Proof of treatment, either the empty bottle and/or receipt of purchase, must be provided to the clinic before student may return to school.
The law requires all students entering into Florida public schools have a physical that is less than one year old and current immunizations. Since all state laws are different regarding immunizations the students entering Florida public school may be required to have additional vaccination.
Immunizations required for school entry are FREE at the Health Department. If you have any questions, please contact the school Health Technician.