Wards Creek Elementary Clinic
Michelle Lee, RN – School Health Nurse
Clinic: (904) 547-8738 Fax: (904) 547-8755
Email: [email protected]
The clinic provides a vital service for our students at Wards Creek Elementary School. I always extend an open door policy for students, parents, teachers, and staff. If you have any questions about the St Johns County School District Medication Policy or Illness Guidelines please contact me. If you need medication authorization forms they are listed below.
All medications that need to be administered during school hours must have a Medication Authorization on file BEFORE the medication can be brought to school. This includes all prescription and over the counter medications, including Tylenol, Ibuprofen, any topical cream, ear drops, eye drops, vitamins and supplements. Local physicians are aware of the St Johns County Medication policy and will sign these requested forms. If you have any questions, please call me. Please see the St Johns County School District Medication Policy below.
I need to Stay Home If…please see the illness guidelines below for more information.
- St Johns County School District Illness Guidelines
Medical Management Forms:
It is important that we work together to keep our children and school healthy. Protect yourself and others by following these simple steps:
- Wash your hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds to help prevent germs from spreading.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth because the virus can spread when your hands touch surfaces that are infested with germs.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing and sneezing and throw away your used tissues, or cough or sneeze into your elbow.
- Don’t share drinks, water bottles, eating utensils, cell phones with friends.
The flu is not a cold. If you have a stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat and a hacking cough, you probably have a COLD. If you have a high fever, severe headache, muscle and body aches, extreme tiredness and a dry cough, you probably have the FLU. Students should be kept home if they have a fever of 100 or greater.
They should remain at home until they are FEVER FREE for 24 hours WITHOUT MEDICATION.
Hand Washing Tips
Washing your hands is the most significant step for preventing the spread of germs and illness. Here are some important instances when to wash your hands to help control the spread of illness:
- Before you eat
- After using the bathroom
- After coughing or sneezing
- When your hands are dirty
- Before, after, and during preparing food
- After petting an animal