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.
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.
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: