"Healthy Flashes Learn Better"
During each fall semester, school nurses and speech pathologists conduct non-invasive health screenings. Recommended screenings may include: vision, dental, height, weight, body mass index (BMI), and hearing. If you do NOT want your child screened, please contact the child’s school nurse at the beginning of each school year. Parents will only receive notification for abnormal results. However, you may still contact the school nurse for your child’s screening results.
Parents are referred to the SCDHEC website (www.scdhec.gov/health/diseases/school.) for questions regarding the need to keep sick children home or when recovering students may return to school. However, the site contains the minimum standards and Florence Five retains the right to enforce stricter standards where necessary.
Over-the-counter medications may be kept and administered by staff at school with a written parent note and a physician’s order signed by the child’s health care provider. Please bring a new, unopened container of over-the-counter medication for administration to your child at school.
Parents should administer prescription medications at home. However, in the event a prescription medication needs to be administered during the school day, the parent must provide the medication in the original container with the prescription label, a signed parent permission form, and a signed physician’s order. Florence Five retains the right to decline a request if not considered safe for a child during the school day.
By law, every student must have a current SC Certificate of Immunization on file to attend school. Please bring these to registration.
Also, proof of a current tdap booster is now required for entry to 7th grade.
SCDHEC also recommends several immunizations for children in addition to the vaccines required for school attendance. Recommendations include vaccines for: influenza (flu), human papillomavirus (HPV), meningococcal virus (MCV), and pertussis (whooping cough). Please visit www.scdhec.gov for a complete listing and discuss these with your child’s health care provider.