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  • Health Office

    Dear Parents and Guardians,

    As the end of the school year approaches, I would like to remind you to pick up your child’s medication from school. Policy regulations require the disposal of ALL medications, prescription and non-prescription, which are not picked up. (This includes emergency medications such as Inhalers and EpiPens). The school cannot store any medication over the summer.

    Please pick up medications by 12:00pm on Friday, June 2nd, or the 
    medication(s) will be destroyed.

    Please remember a parent or guardian must pick up the medicine by the date indicated above. We cannot send medication home with students. Please come to the front office to pick up your child’s medication. If you need to make special arrangements, please call me. If your child’s medication is not picked up, it will be destroyed.

    Thank you for allowing me to help with meeting your child’s health care needs at school. Have a happy and healthy summer!

    Melanie O'Tuel, BSN, RN, NCSN
    St James High School
    Nurse Office Phone: (843) 650-1244
    School Fax: (843) 650-1004
    Email: MOTuel@horrycountyschools.net


    Reminders from the School Nurse:

    Please Remember: When you see the School Nurse and choose to go home, it is not considered "Medically Excused." Only certain symptoms can warrant a medical excuse from the School Nurse.

    ATTENDANCE:  When your child is absent please notify the schools attendance office at dzirkelbach@horrycountyschools.net.. When a child is absent from school for 3 or more days due to illness, a written statement from your child's physician is requested upon the student's return to school.

    Please contact the school nurse if your child has any medical conditions that require emergency medications or monitoring. ( Severe allergy, Seizures, Asthma, Diabetes etc.) No student should carry any medication on their person at any time without proper paperwork.

    Prescription and non-prescription medication forms are required by the school to administer any
    medications. The medication forms and the medication policy can be obtained from the Horry
    County Schools website or from the school nurse.

    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. 
    Non-Prescription Medication Permission
    Prescription Medication Permission

    The school nurse will call the parent if your child presents with following condition(s): suspected Covid-19 symptoms, Fever greater than 100.4 degrees, more than 1 episode of vomiting witnessed, more than 3 episodes of diarrhea, head injury, injury with pain/swelling/deformity, live lice, or other serious conditions that warrant immediate parent notification.

    Please don’t hesitate to call the school nurse office for any questions or concerns.

    Mrs. Melanie O’Tuel      motuel@horrycountyschools.net

    Rebecca Chambers      rchambers@horrycountyschools.net

    Lili Coyle                      lcoyle@horrycountyschools.net

    843-650-1244 Health Office      Fax 843-6501004

    Students must be HEALTHY to be educated and educated to be HEALTHY