SJEDS has a designated clinic area in the office for students who become ill and need attention. The office staff will try and reach those designated on the emergency information form. The office staff are not trained medical professionals, but will dispense prescription and over-the-counter medications and attend to sick children when indicated by a parent to do so.
Children will be sent to the office in case of illness or accident. If a fever is present or a broken bone suspected, the parent will be called to pick up the child. Students with persistent signs of illness will have to go home. In case of emergency, the office will dial 911 and refer to the student’s emergency information form.
For the safety of all children, all prescription and over-the-counter medications must be kept locked in a designated area in the school office rather than the classroom. Parents must deliver prescription medication to the front office with written dispensing instructions, as well as complete a medication form. It is a Health Department requirement that medicines be in their original prescription container. It is the student’s responsibility to come to the office to take the prescribed medicine.
SJEDS has a “no nit” (egg) policy. If a case of head lice is detected, parents will be called to pick up their child. Classmates and siblings are also screened. Following the use of a total lice elimination system at home, the student must report to the school office to insure they are “nit” free before entering the classroom. A Parent’s Guide for Managing Head Lice is available in the office.