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The school clinic is available to promote wellness and overall health by early identification of health problems and concerns that might interfere with the educational process. A full-time nurse is available during school hours to provide health screenings, illness assessments, and first aid for school-related injuries. Per FS 381.0056, school nurses work with parents, other health professionals, and school staff to provide services.

Illness and Injury

Students with complaints of illness or injury are sent to the clinic by their teachers. Students are evaluated in the clinic and receive first aid care as needed. Families are called under the following conditions:

  • Fever Over 100.4 Degrees
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Loss of Consciousness (Fainting, Head Injury)
  • Possible Communicable Diseases
  • Any Undiagnosed Skin Rash
  • Injury

All students who become ill at school will be dismissed by the clinic. Students should be picked up within 60 minutes of receiving a call from the Health Services team. School clinics do not have adequate space to retain sick and injured students who need to go home or be seen by a doctor.

Any student being dismissed through the clinic with a fever of 100.4 or above or vomiting will be required to remain out of school for 24 hours. A physician's note and/or parent note is needed for the absence to be excused.

Clinic Policies and Procedures

School Clinic Services Opt-Out

Parents/Guardians can decline School Clinic Services by completing the Opt-Out of School Clinic Services form. However, in the event of a student emergency, school nurses and trained staff will administer emergency intervention care until emergency medical services (EMS) arrive on the scene.

If the parent/guarding would like to rescind their signed Opt-Out of School Clinic Services form, a note must be signed and dated by the parent/guardian which includes the student(s) first and last name(s), and sent to the principal. This will allow their student to receive clinic services for the remainder of the school year

Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit the Health Services page for an overview of the Flagler Schools School Health Services Program.