Immunization RequirementsAll students must have a valid immunization record within 30 days of beginning school. After this date, all students with incomplete certificates will be excluded from school.
All 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 and an updated certificate will be required. A list of the required immunizations for the current school year can be found on the DHEC site:Immunization Requirements . Please note: 3K and 4K is considered day-care according to DHEC and is listed separate from the school list.When Not To Send Your Child to SchoolThere 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 under "important health forms". 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.Requirements for Medication AdministrationA new form must be filled out every school year!!
All of the following must be met before medication can be administered to your child at school.
1. For PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION: a 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 under "important health forms".
2. For NON-PRESCRIPTION OR OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATION: a medication form must be completed. The top section must be filled out by the parent/guardian and the bottom section must be signed. Any medication containing ASPIRIN must have physician's consent. All over the counter medications will be given according to the dosage on the label, unless consent is obtained by a physician. It is the parent's responsibility to report any allergies or adverse reactions.
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. 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 by an adult. An exception to this requires individual review by the nurse and principal and additional paperwork is required by parent, student, and physician.
5. 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 nurse.
6. For field trips, the same medication requirements still apply. Only send the number of pills needed for the trip in its original container along with the completed forms. Give your child any morning medication at home before leaving on the field trip.