• Children Student Health Services

    The purpose of school nursing is to enhance the educational process by modifying or removing any health-related barriers to learning and by promoting an optimal level of wellness.  School nurses accomplish these activities in partnership with students, parents, school staff and the community. Recognizing that healthy students learn better, the Horry County School District has a licensed nurse in each school. 

    If you have questions or concerns about your child's health or school nursing services, please contact your school nurse.  It is important for parents to report any illness or condition that your child has that may require medical support during the school day.


Popular Topics for Parents and Guardians





  • When to Stay Home

    The School and Childcare Exclusion brochure lists the illnesses for which a child must be kept out of school or childcare. It tells you if your child needs a doctor’s note or medical treatment to come back to school or childcare after certain illnesses. Read More

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  • Head Lice

    Lice are tiny insects that live in any human hair, they hatch from small eggs, called nits, which are attached to the base of individual hairs. Read More

     

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  • Medical Homebound

    Medical homebound instruction is provided for students with and without disabilities who cannot attend school for a medical reason. Read More

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  • Immunizations

    Immunizations are an important part of our children’s health care, and South Carolina state law requires that children going to school be vaccinated to prevent vaccine-preventable disease unless they are exempt.  Read More

     

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  • Bed Bugs

    Bed bugs are not a sign of unhealthy living conditions. You can unknowingly bring them home from infested areas in clothes, shoes, backpacks and other items. Read More

     

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  • Medication Policy

    The parent or guardian of the student must request in writing that the student be given medication. Read More

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  • Tips for Starting School

    We recognize that in order to be successful In school, our children need to be healthy. We have provided you with this Back to School Tips for Parents checklist to help you and your child get ready for a brand new school year. Read More

     

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  • Medication Forms

    The following forms must be completed and signed by the child's parent or legal guardian. Please submit the forms to the School Nurse at your child's school. Read More

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    SAVE Act

    The Safe Access to Vital Epinephrine (SAVE) Act allows school districts to store supplies of epinephrine auto-injectors for identified school staff to use in emergencies for students with allergic reactions. Read More

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