Denise Graham, RN
School Number: 864-352-6175 ext.2223
Fax Number: 864-352-6347
Believing that all students, faculty, and staff deserve a healthy and safe environment, and that HEALTHY CHILDREN LEARN BETTER, Anderson School District Three is committed to providing a Comprehensive School Health Program that enhances the educational process by modification or removal of health-related barriers to learning, and by promotion of an optimal level of wellness throughout the District.
Each school in the district is staffed full-time by a licensed nurse. Some of their daily responsibilities include:
- Monitor and treat students with chronic health problems
- Assess and treat sick or injured students
- Administer medications/treatments when necessary
- Maintain student health records
- Review and enforce state requirements for mandatory immunizations
- Conduct screening for hearing and vision
- Organize opportunities to promote wellness activities
- Create and implement Individual Health Plans (IHP) for students with chronic medical conditions
Student's wishing to see the nurse should request a pass from his/her teacher to visit the nurse's office. Student visits should be limited.
All medication will be kept in the Nurse's office for distribution. Student are not allowed to keep any medication with them. The only medication exceptions are inhalers, however, a consent form from a Doctor is required..
We must be able to contact student's parent/guardian if an emergency occurs. Please complete a health form that is provided to your student at the beginning of the school year. Please notify the school nurse of any changes in your phone number, address or custody changes.
Our District Policy permits the principal or designee to administer medications during school hours under the following conditions:
Prescription medications are medicines prescribed by a health care provider. In order for a child to be given a prescription medication at school, the child's parent/legal guardian must sign a permission form. The permission form must also be signed by the child's health care provider.
The medicine must be in the original container with the label on it. The Nurse is only allowed to keep one month's supply of prescription medication at a time. A responsible adult must deliver the medication and permission form to the school. Medications cannot be left in the health room over the summer; therefore any medications not picked up at the end of the school year will be disposed of accordingly.
Non-prescription medications are medicines that you can buy without a written prescription
from a health care provider. Non-prescription medications are also called over-the-counter (OTC) medicines.
In order for a child to be given a non-prescription medication at school, the child's parent/guardian must sign a permission form. The medicine must be in the original container with the label on it. The Nurse is only able to administer medicine according to the instructions/dosage on the bottle, anything otherwise requires permission form signed by the Doctor. Medications cannot be left in the health room over the summer; therefore, any medications not picked up at the end of the school year will be disposed of accordingly.
Immunization and Medication Forms