The school clinic is available to promote wellness and overall health by early identification of health problems and concerns that might interfere with the educational process. A full-time nurse is available during school hours to provide health screenings, illness assessments, and first aid for school-related injuries. Per FS 381.0056, school nurses work with parents, other health professionals, and school staff to provide services.
Students with complaints of illness or injury are sent to the clinic by their teachers. Students are evaluated in the clinic and receive first aid care as needed. Families are called under the following conditions:
- Fever Over 100.4 Degrees
- Loss of Consciousness (Fainting, Head Injury)
- Possible Communicable Diseases
- Any Undiagnosed Skin Rash
All students who become ill at school will be dismissed by the clinic. Students should be picked up within 60 minutes of receiving a call from the Health Services team. School clinics do not have adequate space to retain sick and injured students who need to go home or be seen by a doctor.
Any student being dismissed through the clinic with a fever of 100.4 or above or vomiting will be required to remain out of school for 24 hours. A physician's note and/or parent note is needed for the absence to be excused.
Flagler Schools' policy prohibits students from carrying any medication to school, from school, or during school. This policy includes cough drops, sunscreen, eye drops, lozenges, skin creams, and non-prescription and prescription medications. If a student needs to have medication during school hours, a parent/guardian will need to bring the medication to the school clinic and complete the appropriate paperwork. Medication brought to school by a student cannot be returned to the student to take home. Unauthorized medication will be taken and disposed of. Each medication must be in its original container and must match the doctor’s order exactly.
Epi-Pens, prescription inhalers, diabetic medications and supplies, and pancreatic enzymes may be carried by the student with a written authorization by the parent and physician. The parent/guardian must complete appropriate paperwork with the school nurse in advance of the student carrying these items.
Any changes in medication must be made in writing and delivered to the clinic. This includes any over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, cough drops, antacids, etc. All medications are to be picked up by the parent/guardian on the final day of the school year. Any remaining medication will be destroyed following approved procedures.
Please visit the Health Services page for an overview of the Flagler Schools School Health Services Program.