HCHS School Nurse - Connie Gratsy
Medical Clerks - Denise McGraw and Mary Rickard
A registered nurse is assigned to the high school during regular school hours and staffs the health clinic located in the main hall. Assistance with medical problems is available, and first aid is rendered when necessary. Students may visit the nurse’s office with a pass from any staff member. The phone number of the nurse’s office is 831-8863.
Most medications may be taken at home outside of normal school hours. However, when it is necessary for medications to be taken during school hours, the PARENT/GUARDIAN must bring prescription medications in their original containers, properly labeled, showing the written doctor’s order. The school nursing office will distribute all medications. Permission forms signed by the parent/guardian are also required for any medications, including over-the-counter medications.
Parents MUST also bring in all over the counter medications (including cough drops) and they will also be required to fill out the necessary permission forms. We may not keep OTC (over the counter medications) for more than 3 days unless the parent gets a written order from the doctor.
AT NO TIME SHOULD A STUDENT TRANSFER ANY MEDICATION TO ANOTHER STUDENT. ANY TRANSFER OR POSSESSION IS A VIOLATION OF DISTRICT DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY.