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Hello Timberwolves!

This year it is especially important to do your part to keep us all safe & healthy.  If your child is NOT feeling well, has any type of complaints PLEASE keep them home to monitor them & call your doctor for testing or treatment recommendations. 

The school nurse gives medications, administers first aid, assesses students for illness, assists with other needs, and performs vision and hearing screenings.  The school nurse does not treat injuries received outside of the school or diagnose medical conditions.  Please remember to pick up your child in a timely matter if the school nurse calls you. Minor injuries will be assessed and treated accordingly by the nurse and a parent will not always be called. If you wish to be notified each time your student comes to the health room, no matter the reason for the visit, please let Nurse Amanda know.  

Our district has established these guidelines in order to prevent the spread of illnesses. For the well being of all of our students, students will be sent home and should remain at home for any of the following symptoms:

* A child is still considered febrile (feverish) even if on fever reducing meds such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.  These meds bring the fever down, but the child is still contagious.  A child should be completely fever free for 24 hours without medication in order to return to school.  If your child is sent home with fever, he or she cannot come back to school the next day.  If this occurs, you will be called to pick him/her up as soon as possible.

Medication Policy

In order to accommodate your child’s medical needs, and ensure the safety of all students, parents should not send medication on the school bus.  Students found with medication on the bus are referred to the school office.  The school nurse cannot send medication home by school bus.  Parents must bring all medicine (prescription and non-prescription / over the counter) to the health room or main office and bring / complete a consent form in order for the medication to be given at school.  Prescription medications must have the doctor’s signature on the medication consent form.  Medications given only once a day in the morning should be given at home prior to coming to school.  Federal law states that prescription medications can only be given as prescribed by the physician on the label.  Non-prescription / Over the Counter medications must be administered per label directions.  The school does not supply any medication for students. 

School Administration of Prescription and Non-Prescription Medication Form– Please print, fill out the form, and bring to the health room or school office with the child’s medication.  Medication must be in the original container.  A physician must sign the medication consent form.

Immunization Policy– State law requires that the school have a copy of an up to date immunization record for each child that is attending our school.

PLEASE KEEP EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBERS CURRENT

Thank you for your help in keeping our school’s children healthy.

We Love, We Learn, We Lead

Amanda Hayden RN, BSN

School Nurse

White Knoll Elementary

132 White Knoll Way

West Columbia, SC 29170

Main #(803) 821-4523

Fax #(803) 821-4503

Email: ahayden@lexington1.net

For any covid-related information, please refer to the DHEC website, which is accessible through this link - SC DHEC COVID-19 Information.  

To report any covid exposures HEREWe now offer free COVID-19 testing in our district. Click HERE for more information.