Message from the SHS Clinic:
Medical / School Safety
School clinics are designed to provide only minimal emergency care for students. It is imperative that parents provide accurate emergency information for their child. This includes: chronic medical conditions, allergies, routine medications, and up to date emergency phone numbers.
Student Illness/Return from Absence
A sick child, with a fever or vomiting, should not be in school.
If your child has had a fever, vomiting or diarrhea, please do not have them return to school until their temperature has been below 100.0F (without medication) for 24 hours. Also in the case of vomiting or diarrhea, please be sure they are eating and drinking without any problems before they return.
If your child has been prescribed antibiotics, please do not have them return to school until they’ve been on said antibiotics for a minimum of 24 hours.
No medication is to be brought to school by a child. The parent must bring the medication to school in the original container. Please contact the clinic if you have any questions regarding this policy.
Medication, prescription and nonprescription (over the counter), cannot be given to a student until the parent has completed the form: Medication Administration Request. This form can be found on the Spotsylvania County Schools website or provided by the clinic on request.
A written order from the child’s physician giving the name, dosage, and time interval of medication is required for each medication.
We are trying hard to accommodate all of your child’s health needs. If you have any questions or concerns about your child’s health, please feel free to call the clinic any time during school hours or send me an email to this address email@example.com.
Michelle Gomez, RN