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over 4 years ago


All prescription and over-the-counter medications must be registered by the parent/guardian with the school nurse or main office. Medication may not be transported by students on the school bus. 

If there is no other way to get the medication to school, a parent/guardian must contact the school nurse to make arrangements.  

All medication must be in the original container with original labels and directions for dosage. Any student who is to have prescription medication administered at school must provide a form signed by the prescribing physician and parent/guardian. 

Any student who is to have non-prescription medication administered at school must provide a form signed by the parent/guardian. 




Student Health Screenings

over 4 years ago

To all parents/guardians of students:

Laurens County School District #55 school nurses offer the following screenings as recommended by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Services for specified grade levels each year.  For the school year 2015-2016, the schedule is as follows:

Vision/Hearing:  Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 8th, and 11th grade

Dental:  Kindergarten, 3rd, and 7th grade

Blood Pressure:  8th and 11th grade

Body Mass Index:  5th, 8th, and at least once in 9th through 12th grade

If you do not want your child screened for any one or all of these screenings, please notify your child’s school nurse in writing before August 28, 2015. 

After your child’s screening(s) is/are completed, you will be notified in writing by the school nurse of any abnormal results and a referral to follow-up with the appropriate medical professional. Please return the referral form to the school nurse after your child has been seen by a medical professional. 

If you would like to receive a copy of your child’s normal screening results, please notify the school nurse in writing and you will be provided with a copy in a timely manner.

Please feel free to contact the school nurse if you need assistance.  Thank you. 




9 months ago

Required Boosters for School Attendance 

Summer is a great time to make sure students are up-to-date on immunizations for the 2019-2020 school year.  The following are required boosters for school attendance.  Please note this is not a complete list of all vaccines. 

5th graders are required to have two doses of the Varicella (chicken pox) vaccine

7th graders are required to have the Tdap vaccine and three doses of the Polio vaccine.  One dose of the Polio vaccine must be after the 4th birthday. 

After the 1st birthday, one dose of the MMR vaccine is required for childcare, and two doses of the MMR vaccine are required for school attendance.  

The following immunizations are not required for school attendance, but are available to help protect against illness:  Meningitis A/B, HPV, and Flu (in the fall). 

For additional information about immunizations, visit South Carolina Immunization Requirements for Childcare and School.  


about 1 year ago


Laurens County School District 55 follows requirements in accordance with South Carolina Code of Laws, Section 44-29-180, and State Regulation 61-8 with regard to immunization requirements for school attendance.  


Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA)

over 3 years ago


In accordance with the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA), it is the intention of Laurens County School District No. 55 to comply with all federal and state regulations controlling asbestos and to take whatever steps are necessary to ensure students and employees a healthy and safe environment in which to learn and work.  

A copy of the asbestos management plan is available for review in the District 55 Administrative Office.  All inquiries regarding the district's asbestos plan and asbestos-related issues should be directed to:


Mr. Rodney Smith, 

Chief Operations Officer

Laurens County School District No. 55

301 Hillcrest Drive

Laurens, SC 29360




over 4 years ago