Immunization RequirementsAll children attending school must have a South Carolina Certificate of Immunization. This certificate must be brought to the school within 30 days of your child starting school. No exceptions are made to this per South Carolina State Law. This certificate can be obtained from your child’s physician or from a county health department. Upon bringing an immunization certificate to the school, the school nurse will review the number of vaccines and dates given. If the received vaccines do not meet the state requirement, you will be notified. An updated certificate will be required. A list of the required immunizations for the 2012-2013 school years can be found at the following link:
Immunization RequirementsWhen Not To Send Your Child to School
There may be times when your child is sick and doesn’t need to attend school. South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has developed an exclusion list of illnesses when a child must be kept out of school. The list includes length of exclusion and if physician follow-up and medical note is required before a student may return to school. The exclusion list may be found at the following link:Please note K4 is considered day-care, according to DHEC, and is listed separately from the school list. If you have any questions, contact the school nurse at 864-269-4571.Requirements for Medication Adminstration
All of the following must be met before medication can be administered to your child at school.1. For non-prescription medication: a non-prescription medication form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian prior to administering the medication. The following information must be included on the form: student’s full name, name of medication, dosage and time to be administered, reason/why given and parent/guardian contact information. A new form must be completed every school year. This form can be obtained from the school nurse, office secretaries, or the following link:This form may be filled out online and also printed.2. For prescription medication: a prescription medication form must be completed. The top section must be signed by the parent/guardian and the bottom section must be completed and signed by the student’s physician. The following information must be included on this form: student’s full name, date of birth, name of medication, dosage and time, side effect/adverse reaction, beginning date and ending date, and physician contact information. A new form must be completed every school year. This form can be obtained from the school nurse, office secretaries, or the following link:This form may be filled out online and also printed
3. All medication must be brought in its original container and properly labeled. For prescription medication, it must be labeled with the student’s name and the medication name, dosage and time. This information must match the medication form.
4. For non-prescription/over-the-counter medication: the dosage may only be given in accordance with the instructions on the container. If more than the recommended dosage is requested, then a prescription form must be completed with physician signature.
5. Students are not allowed to carry or keep medication with them during the school day or on the bus. Medications must be brought to the nurse or office. An exception to this requires individual review by the nurse and principal and additional paperwork is required by parent, student, and physician.
6. All medication must be picked up by a parent or guardian prior to the end of the school year. No medication is stored during the summer. Any medication left after the last day of school will be disposed of by the school.
7. For field trips, the same medication requirements still apply. Only send the number of pills needed for the trip in its orginal container. Give your child any morning medication at home before leaving on the field trip.If you have any questions, contact the school nurse at 864-269-4571.