Student Health

four school nurses at state conferenceHealthy students are a priority in the Clinton School District.  We work together with families and health departments to keep our students healthy. We have staff available in each building, ready to assist students as needed. Our top priority in the health room is to assure the well-being and safety of your child while in our care. We encourage open and ongoing communication between our parents and health staff so that we can meet the needs of your child.

Clinton High School
Julie Balke, RN, District Nurse
660-885-2247, option 2

Henry Elementary School
Rachel Vencill, LPN
660-885-5585

Clinton Intermediate School
Jana Matthes, Health Aid
660-885-3179

Clinton Early Childhood Center, Clinton Middle School and Clinton Technical School
Nichole Houk, LPN
660-885-3353

WHEN SHOULD MY CHILD STAY HOME?
Your child should be kept home if they have a temperature of 100.0 F or higher, diarrhea, vomiting, symptoms of pink eye, or undiagnosed rashes. If these occur while at school you will be called to pick your student up. Students must be free of fever, diarrhea, and vomiting for 24 hours, with no medication, before returning to school.

IMMUNIZATIONS
The state of Missouri sets the requirements for the immunizations that are required to enter school in all Missouri school districts. The link below provides the state's updated list of immunization requirements.

State Immunization Requirements for 2019-2020

MEDICATIONS
Medications will be given during school hours when absolutely necessary. We encourage administration schedules which allow medicine to be taken before and after school. When this is not possible, health services personnel will follow the guidelines below when administering medication to your child at school. If your child will need special assistance or additional monitoring to take their medication at school, please contact the health services staff to discuss your student's needs.

We do carry some over the counter medications. These medications WILL NOT be given unless we have parental permission. If your student requires any additional or prescription medication while at school, please remember the following:

  • Students are NOT ALLOWED to transport medication to or from school. This includes prescription and non-prescription medication.
  • Prescription medication has to be properly labeled and a parental permission form completed (this includes inhalers). Non-prescription medication must be in a new sealed bottle when brought in.
  • No medication will be accepted in a zip-sealed baggie. If your student requires medication at home and at school, we require the medication kept at school be in the original bottle with a prescription label. Pharmacies will often print you an extra label on an empty bottle for your use at home if requested.

District Policy JHCD - Administration of Medications to Students

LIFE-THREATENING ALLERGIES
Any child with severe, life-threatening allergies (including sting allergies) requiring the use of an epinephrine pen, or epi-pen, will need an emergency action plan . This plan will include specifics regarding when the pen is to be used and who is to be called in case of emergency. Please contact your child's health room staff to discuss if your child has a life threatening allergy.

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