Welcome to the Clinic at Palm Valley Academy!
The beginning of the school year is a very busy time. Please help us to be ready to care for your student in the coming year. Here are some back to school check tips for student medical needs:
- New medical needs or alerts? Make sure the school has up to date information. Once school begins in August if you need to add anything to your students health record, please send in a written note (“Attention: School Nurse”) to be placed with your students file.
- Need to leave medication at school? Download any forms (right hand column) and bring in to your pediatrician. A parent and doctor must sign the forms for them to be valid. Only new, unexpired medications can be accepted. The Department of Health requires that all medications to be in their original container with a readable pharmacy/consumer label. Please see our Medication Policy below for any further questions
- Dropping off Supplies and Medication? We will return to the clinic August 27th. Please look for a sign-up genius to sign up for appointment times. During this time we will be able to meet with you about your child’s medical needs and collect necessary paperwork and medication. It is extremely beneficial to us, as your school nurses, to have the paperwork and medication in the clinic before the first day of school.
***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.
- Scholastic Magazine – Age appropriate lessons include “How germs spread” and “How our immune system works”
School Clinic Number: 904-547-4221 School Days 8am-3pm Monday- Friday