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