Welcome to the Clinic at Palm Valley Academy!
I’m still here for you!! If you have any questions or concerns during this time, I am available by email Monday thru Friday: Nurse Alice
Parents – Information is overwhelming at this time yet somehow we need to be able to explain what is happening in the world to our children. This is something they will remember. You have the opportunity to influence how this experience will shape them.
I have included below some helpful information I have shared with my own children. Please check back, as information changes, I will update my page.
Until we are all together again: Stay Safe, Stay Healthy….and wash your hands!!
- CDC – How to talk to your kids about coronavirus
- •PBS – It’s OK to be smart TV Show: “What is a Pandemic? The math behind it and what should we do?” Grades 5-8 video
- •PBS – 10 tips for talking about Covid-19 with your Kids
- Scholastic Magazine – Age appropriate lessons include “How germs spread” and “How our immune system works”
- CDC- Tips to keep your child healthy while school is out
***If your child needs medication during school hours, please note the following***
- All medications (prescription and over-the-counter) must have a Medication Authorization Form signed by both the parent/guardian and the physician ordering the medication. Forms can be found to the right in the sidebar.
- All medications must be received in the original container with current Rx label including student’s name, dosage, frequency of administration, physician’s name, and expiration date of medication (the expiration date on the pharmacy label, not on the medication box, will be the expiration date). Over-the-counter medications must be in the original, unopened container. No medication will be given if presented at school in a plastic bag.
- Medications must be brought to school by parent/guardian. Please do not send any medications with your child in their backpack. Medications may not be brought to school by the student.
- Medication brought to school by a student will be kept in the clinic until a parent/guardian comes to the school with the required paper work. Without the required authorization, the student will not be given the medication during school hours.
- Medications should not be transported between home and school on a daily basis. Separate containers should be kept at home and at school.
- At the end of the school year, parents are responsible for picking up their child’s medication. Arrangements for medication retrieval must be made with school staff. Medication left on campus will be disposed of in accordance with federal guidelines.
HELP KEEP OUR STUDENTS HEALTHY
Please be aware that St John’s County School District Guidelines state that children must be fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT medication before returning to school. If they are sent home from school with a fever, they should not return to school the next day. And as always, remind your child the importance of frequent hand washing.
School Clinic Number: 904-547-4221 8am-3pm Monday- Friday