Our clinic is staffed by Ms. Mercedes Dyer. Ms. Dyer is not a registered nurse, only basic first aid services are provided.
Our clinic staff will administer minor first aid, prescription drugs, and long-term medication. Over-the-counter medication will be administered only when a parent request is furnished in writing for a specific reason and day. When parents bring medications to school, detailed instructions should be provided on the school form along with the medication in the original container. Should your child require long term medication (several weeks to indefinite in length), our clinic staff will dispense medication only after your doctor has written specific instructions that include exact dosage to be given. We also require that a document be provided giving us permission to administer emergency-type medication for specific known medical problems (e.g. bee stings).
No prescription or over-the-counter medications (Tylenol, aspirin, Pepto Bismol, etc.) should be sent to school via students. According to school bus rules, students are not permitted to have tobacco, alcohol, or any controlled substances (Ritalin, Adderall, etc.) on the bus. The safety of your child as well as other children is the primary consideration behind this rule.
Note: The clinic depends on your donations for supplies for the clinic such as band-aids, first-aid ointment, zip-lock sandwich bags, thermometer covers, tissues, etc.