Our school clinics are staffed during student hours with registered nurses and traveling health clerks. While our focus is to assist in the academic well-being of your student, we also manage emergencies and acute illnesses, as well as chronic health conditions. The clinic staff offers disease based education and resources to students and families when necessary. We work as a team with the education staff to insure the health and safety of each child.
Please view our Clinic File Library for District medical forms, health information and safety protocols.
City of St. Charles School District Food Policy
As of 7/26/16, the District is requesting that any items brought in to share with other student be non-edible or purchased from the Food Services Department. We have many students within the district with life-threatening food allergies. It is for these very serious health needs and our concerns to protect the safety of each student in the district that we will need to limit food items that are brought in to share with other students.
Missouri state law requires students to obtain minimum immunizations unless exempt due to medical or religious reasons.
Beginning the 2016-2017 school year the Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (MCV4) is required for 8th and 12th grade students. One dose of MCV4 is required for all incoming 8th graders in Missouri schools. All incoming 12th grade students will be required to have two (2) doses of MCV4, unless the first dose was administered at 16 years of age or older, in which case, only one dose shall be required.
Click here to view the regulations for a child who is in the process of getting up-to-date with their immunizations.
Medication at School: Nuts and Bolts
From prescription medication to over-the-counter (OTC), all medication must be handled and administered according to district policy. Here are some important ones:
1. Medication must be brought to school by the parent or other responsible adult in the original container.
2. All medication is to be taken to the nurse’s office at the beginning of the school day for secured, locked storage.
3. Prescription medications must be in a prescription container with the label stating the pharmacy’s and doctor’s name, student’s name, date of purchase, name of medication and directions for administration.
4. OTC medication must be in their original containers.
5. Medication containing aspirin will not be given without a doctor’s order.
6. Administration of acetaminophen/ibuprofen is limited to approximately 12 doses per school year in grades 5-12. More than 12 doses may require an order by an authorized provider.
7. Medication forms must accompany all types of medication. Doctor’s orders are required for all medication, prescription and OTC, in grades K-4, Lewis & Clark, Y.E.S and R.E.S.
8. If your child has asthma or a life-threatening allergy and you and your child’s physician believe it’s necessary for your child to carry a rescue inhaler or epinephrine injector, as opposed to keeping it in the nurse’s office, please discuss this with your school nurse. A doctor’s order and permission form completed by the parent needs to be returned to the clinic before the child can carry any medication on his/her body during the school day.
9. With the exception of the aforementioned inhaler and epinephrine injectors, students are not permitted to carry any medication on their person during the school day as provided by Board Policy.
10. No medication, except inhalers and epinephrine injectors can be sent home with students on district buses.
11. As registered nurses, the State of Missouri allows us to dispense medication as doctor ordered or as labeled on the package according to your child’s age and/or weight.
Students with health challenges are to report these conditions to the school nurse at the beginning of the school term or when a problem arises. These health concerns could include, but are not limited to, vision or hearing deficiencies, diabetes, seizure disorder, asthma, life-threatening allergies, chronic illness, recent surgery, contagious illnesses, medication or anything that might limit your student’s participation at school.