Wards Creek Elementary Clinic
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. Links to medication authorization forms are on the sidebar to the right.
Medical Management Policies
2023-2024 Medical Management Forms:
Due to the nature of communicable illnesses, any student presenting with the following symptoms should stay home and contact their doctor for further evaluation. Any student presenting with the following symptoms while at school will be sent to the school nurse for assessment. Parents will be contacted regarding student pick-up.
Symptom criteria from the Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics states students who meet the screening criteria below should be sent home for further medical evaluation:
TWO OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Muscle aches
- Sore throat
- New decrease in smell or taste
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
OR ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
- Fever of 100.4 or higher
- Uncontrolled cough
- Shortness of breath
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 contact me at 904-547-8738.
Please select the link below to see the St Johns County School District Medication Policy.