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.
- If a parent opts out of Clinic Services, what happens?
- Are teachers required to check if the parent/guardian has opted out of clinic services?
- If a parent/guardian opted out of clinic services and their student needs a band-aid, can the teacher give the student a band-aid?
- If a parent/guardian opted out of clinic services, but the physician prescribes a medication that needs to be administered during school hours, what documentation is needed to provide the medication?
- If the teacher believes the student is not feeling well, who contacts the parent/guardian?
- If the parent/guardian declines to pick up their student or the school is unable to reach them?
- If a student gets a bump/bruise and ice could help the swelling, does the teacher call home?
- What if a student has lice or nits?
- Does opting out of clinic services mean a student cannot be provided a change of clothing when the student has an accident?
- If a parent/guardian opted out of clinic services, what is the provision for feminine products?
Please visit the Health Services page for an overview of the Flagler Schools School Health Services Program.