A registered nurse and a nurse’s assistant will staff the school’s Health Office. The office will be open from 7 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. every school day. Except in the case of an emergency, a student must have a pass to enter the Health Office. The following services are available through the Health Office: emergency treatment of injuries sustained at or near the school, vaccination verification, dispensing prescription medication to students, administration of TB tests, vision and hearing screening for tenth-grade students and new-to-district students, and the monitoring of students with chronic illnesses. Prescription medications need to be brought to the Health Office in the original RX container. The nurse will dispense the medication after the proper forms have been signed by a physician and/or parent. Students and parents should check with the Health Office relative to the requirements that need to be followed prior to the dispensing of the medication. Approved nonprescription medications that could be dispensed by the school nurse “are limited to over-the-counter medications and cold and cough preparations which do not contain alcohol.” If you have any questions related to the dispensing of medication at school, please do not hesitate to contact our school nurse.