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It's official! We have moved to our new District website, now located at acpsd.net. Please take a moment to visit and explore our new online home for updated information on all items related to Aiken County Public Schools.
 
As a reminder, our individual school web pages will continue to link back to School Fusion (hosted at this site) until the start of the new school year when all school-related pages will make the transition to our new web platform.
 
Thank you for your continued interest in and support of Aiken County Public Schools, and welcome to acpsd.net!  
Student Handbook
 


MEDICATIONS

  1.  When possible, medications should be given by parents/guardians before or after school hours. Any medication to be given during the school day, including over the counter medication, must be accompanied by a completed medication permission form
  2. Aiken County School District (ACSD) and its employees reserve the right to refuse to honor medication requests that are not consistent with professional standards and/or deemed unsafe for the school setting. Requests from parent/guardians for administration of herbal/alternative medicinal products, “off-label” or investigational medications will need a written order from a healthcare practitioner who is recognized by SC’s Dept of Labor, Licensing, and Regulations as authorized to prescribe medications.

PROCEDURES

  1.  Medical procedures require receipt of written orders from a health care practitioner who is recognized by SC’s Dept of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation as authorized to prescribe medical procedures .
  2. The school nurse, in consultation with the parents, physician and student, will develop an Individualized Health Management Plan for the medical procedure.

PARENT RESPONSIBILITY

  1.  Deliver the requested forms and/or orders along with medication in the original labeled prescription container and/or proper equipment for medical procedure to the school.
  2. Inform the school of any changes in the student’s health condition, medical procedure or medication.
  3. Update ACSD forms annually or when there is any change in the medication or medical procedure.
  4. Pick up any unused medication or medical supplies within one week of discontinuation or last day for students, whichever comes first, after which medications will be disposed of. Provide no more than a thirty (30) day supply of medication to the school.
  5. Be responsible for medication/equipment until it is received by principal or his/her designee.

SCHOOL RESPONSIBILITY

  1.  Safely assist students with medication or performance of medical procedure.
  2. Communicate with the parent any problems or issues relating to administering medication or medical procedures.
  3.  Destroy medicine according to policy one week after discontinuance of medication or at the end of the school year, if not reclaimed by parents.

SELF MEDICATING AND/OR SELF MONITORING

Certain students with special health care needs may self-administer and or monitor provided the following requirements are met:

  1.  The school has received completed and signed forms from the legal prescriber; parent/legal guardian, and the student.
  2.  An Individual HealthCare Plan (IHP) has been developed by the school nurse with input from the healthcare provider, the parent/guardian and the student.


Homebound Paper Work
  1. Division Memo Notification of Child Find Medical Homebound
  2. Medical Homebound Physician
  3. Parent Instruction Sheet
  4. SUPPLEMENTAL RELEASE FORM