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East Point Academy Student Health Services

Hours of Operation

Health Rooms are operated under the supervision of a SC licensed Registered Nurse. 

Elementary Campus

Monday-Friday | 8am-3pm

Middle Campus

Monday- Friday | 8:30pm-3:30pm

The school nurse is responsible for maintaining a health record on all students. Health Cards are to be completed by parent/guardian annually. 
The Health Room is designed to be an emergency station to care for minor illnesses or injuries that occur at school. Injuries or health concerns that occur outside of school should be treated at home or by the student’s parent/guardian and/or healthcare provider. The school nurse cannot diagnose or prescribe treatment. This is the responsibility of the student’s health care provider. There are times when a student should remain home for their welfare and for the protection of others. Please see the “DHEC School Exclusion List” for students. If a student develops a communicable disease, the parent should notify the school nurse. This will allow the nurse to alert teachers to observe other students for symptoms and/or notify appropriate DHEC personnel if needed. 
Parents are responsible for notifying the school nurse of their child’s special health care needs. The child’s physician will need to forward documentation of any treatment plans required. The treatment plan will be attached with the student’s  health record. In the event that a student becomes ill or injured and needs to go home, the parent/guardian or emergency contact person listed on the student’s health card will be contacted and expected to come for the child immediately. For this reason, please make sure you provide the most up-to-date contact information to the school. Please provide any changes in phone numbers of those persons to be contacted in an emergency. 

Meet Your School Nurses

Temple Hart RN, BSN, CPN

Lead Nurse
thart@eastpointsc.org

Marcia Blackwell RN

Nurse
mblackwell@eastpointsc.org

Medication Information

Prescription Medications to be Administered by the School Nurse: If your child requires a daily medication during school hours, the school nurse is available to administer that medication providing we have the required documentation on file.  We are unable to take possession of any medications without a completed School Medication Administration Form signed by your child’s Physician and Parent/Guardian. Medications CAN NOT be sent to school with students, they must be dropped off by a parent/guardian. We are happy to make accommodations to meet with you before or after school if you are unable to come in during school hours, please call the nurses office to make these arrangements.  All medications are required to be in original packaging with a current prescription label for your child from your child’s physician with directions for dosing. When filling your monthing prescriptions, please encourage your pharmacist to prepare your child’s medication bottles for school following this protocol. 

If this is not a daily medication, given as needed, please be aware of the expiration date and be sure to replace the medication prior to your prescription expiring. Medications such as EpiPens, Inhalers, and Seizure medications must have current prescription labels as well and must not be expired. 

 

Over the Counter Medication to be Administered by the School Nurse: If your child occasionally requires a medication for something such as an allergic reaction (oral Benadryl), a topical cream/ointment for a skin condition or itching/irritation, oral pain medication after an injury or procedure (Children’s Tylenol or Children’s Motrin) please be sure to send an unopened box, labeled with your child’s name (siblings may share the same bottle) within a current expiration date. Over the counter medications also require a School Medication Administration Form to be signed by a Parent/Guardian.  

No over-the-counter medications or prescription medications will be accepted by your child’s teacher, at the front desk or car line, these should be given at home by the parent or guardian. Students are not allowed to carry medications in their backpack or lunchbox unless it is part of their IHP/Individualized Health Plan. Medical documentation is REQUIRED in formulating all IHP’s.

School Medication Administration Forms are available by clicking on the link below. These forms are completed annually for each new school year. Returning students are required to provide a new form each year.

Medication Form

Individual Health Plan Information

Individual Health Plans (IHP): is defined as a plan of care designed specifically for an individual student to provide for meeting the health monitoring and care of the student during the school day or at school-sponsored functions.  

 

ASTHMA Action Plan for School: If your child has been diagnosed with Asthma, and has been prescribed an Inhaler it is important that we have an Asthma Action Plan for School on file. This form can be printed from the link. Also required will be an Individual Health Plan (IHP) for your child. Again, this is a document that is completed each year. The IHP provides the parent, school nurse, healthcare provider, and teacher with an opportunity to design a plan of care specifically for your student. 

Asthma Action Plan

 

SEIZURE Action Plan for School: If your child has been diagnosed with a seizure disorder and takes daily medications or medications when needed, it is important that we have a Seizure Action Plan for School on file. This form can be printed from the line. Also required will be an Individual Health Plan (IHP) for your child. AGain, this is a document that is completed each year. The IHP provides the parent, school nurse, healthcare provider, and teacher with an opportunity to design a plan of care specifically for your student.

Seizure Action Plan

 

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan: If your child has a food allergy, please print the line and complete the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan for your child. If your child requires an EpiPen, we will need his/her School Medication Administration Form(s) completed as well, following the medication protocols for having the requires medication(s) at school.

Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan

Nut Free School

East Point Academy is a Nut FREE School. No peanut butter products, i.e. no peanut butter, no peanut/peanut butter candies, no nuts, no raw nuts, etc. Sunbutter or Sunflower Seed Butter is an alternative for students with nut allergies who love their PBJ sandwiches at school. Please let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help.

Helpful Links

Medical Homebound

When our students are too ill to attend school, we make it a priority to keep their education progressing forward with our medical homebound program.  For questions pertaining to medical homebound, contact Ms. Barbara Jolley, bjolley@eastpointsc.org.