For assistance regarding McConnell's Nurses' office (medications, emergencies, clothing donation, etc.), please contact:

 

Lori Rawlins

(423) 843-4704
rawlins_l@hcde.org

 

The clinic is available during part of the school day. If illness or injury occurs, parents will be notified. The following is an excerpt from the Board of Education Policy Manual:

        Non-prescription medication will not be dispensed to students without written orders signed by physician and parent.  Administration of prescription medication must comply with the following regulations:

        1. A written permission form for prescription medications and over the counter medications will be provided to the school signed by a licensed health care provider and signed by the parent(s).

        2. A new permission form must be provided to the school at the beginning of each new school year. The permission form must be updated when there is a change in dosage or time of medication.

        3. Medication must be brought to the elementary school clinic by a parent or guardian in the original prescription bottle and refilled in like manner. No medication is to be brought to or from school by the elementary student.

        4. All medication will be kept in locked storage boxes.

        5. Any unused medication must be picked up by parent or legal guardian at the end of the school year. Unused medication that is not picked up on or before the last day of school or medication that has expired will be properly disposed of by the school.

        6. Prescribed emergency medications to address life-threatening situations must be readily accessible to the student at all times. These may be in the student's possession or in a designated location as is appropriate to the situation (field trips, etc.). Examples of these medications include, but are not necessarily limited to, asthma inhalers, epic-pens, glucose tablets, etc.

        7. The school system retains the right to reject requests for administering medication that are not in compliance with the above guidelines.

The school cannot remove splinters or ticks nor treat old wounds or cuts or diseases such as impetigo, poison oak, or pinkeye.

 

FEVER POLICY: Children should be kept at home any time they are running a fever.

 

LICE POLICY:  If a student is positive for head lice, the student is to be given an information letter for the parents regarding treatment and control measures; the student does not have to be sent home early. The student must return to school with either a 1) receipt of purchase of lice medication, or 2) a box top, or 3) an empty bottle as proof of treatment.

 To download a medication form for your child, please go here.