Dorchester District Four Nurses' Corner
The nurse's office is for caring for injuries that occur at school and minor illnesses. Our main goal is to optimize student health and enhance learning. To learn you must be present! If your child does not have a fever and is not throwing up they will not be sent home, however a parent may be called to bring over the counter medication.
** PLEASE MAKE THE SURE THE SCHOOL NURSE HAS CURRENT PHONE NUMBERS SHOULD WE NEED TO CONTACT YOU.
** INJURIES OR HEALTH CONCERNS THAT OCCUR OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL SHOULD BE TREATED AT HOME OR BY YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. The school nurse cannot diagnose or prescribe treatment. This is the responsibility of your family physician or health care provider.
- WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL? Students should remain at home to prevent the spread of germs or illness to others. Some examples of when students should stay home are: Vomiting, Diarrhea, Fever Of 100.0 Degrees Or Over within the last 24 hours, Flu, Chicken Pox, Shingles, Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease, Head Lice, Impetigo. Pink Eye/Conjunctivitis. For a full list, Please refer to SC DHEC School Exclusion List at http://www.scdhec.gov/Health/ChildTeenHealth/SchoolExclusion/.
- 24 HOUR RULE OF THUMB: Please keep your child home for at least 24 hours if he/she has vomited, had diarrhea, or had a fever greater than 100.0 degrees (without any fever reducing medication such as Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, Ibuprofen). A student must be without a fever, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
- If your child has a fever, please do not given them Tylenol, Advil, Motrin, or Ibuprofen and then send them to school. This only spreads germs and we will be calling you again to come pick them up from school.
- Students must have a "pass" from their teacher to be seen in the nurse's office. This is for safety and accountability.
If there are any changes in the emergency contact numbers, please let the school know as that is the only way we have to contact you. Click here to access the School Emergency Contact Form and Health History & Consent Form.
ALLERGIES: If your child has an allergy, please bring a list of allergies from the doctor. If your child has a FOOD allergy, you must have a doctor's note before any meal substitutions are allowed.
IMMUNIZATIONS: All students must have a current SC DHEC Immunization Certificate of Immunization on file to attend school. All students entering Kindergarten must have all 4 year old shots for school attendance. All rising 7th graders must show proof of having the Tdap booster before they are allowed to attend school.
Click here for the 2018-2019 DHEC School Immunization Requirements.