Thursday, April 17, 2014

An Important Note from Nurse Vicki

Dear Charles Ellis Parents,

In order to adhere to school policy, and in the interest of the safety of our students, please NEVER send any medication, even over-the-counter medication and vitamins, etc…, to school with your child.  Students are not allowed to carry any medication at school, unless they have a signed authorization from their physician to do so.  Even in the case of a student who has permission to carry medication from their physician, the school must have the approved form on file with the nurse which states what type of medication the student is carrying, and for what condition.

Please understand that many students have severe allergies to common medications, and common medications can also be toxic in the wrong dose for a student’s age and weight.  Even iron and other elements in vitamins can be toxic to small children, or if too much is taken.

Our first priority should always be the safety of our students. Please bring any medication you would like for your child to take during the day to the nurse.  I am here from 8:00am until 3:30pm daily.  If it is not possible for you to bring the medication directly to me, I will be glad to make other arrangements for you.  Please call me at 912-395-5474, and we can work out a way for you to have the medication only stay in the hands of a staff member.

Please see the attached SCCPSS regulation regarding Medicines.

Thank you for all you do to help keep our students safe!

Nurse Vicki

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