Health and Wellness at ConcordConcord High School NurseSherry Menchaca, Phone: (302) 475-3965The main function of the school nurse is to take care of health-related problems and needs that occur during normal school hours. Injuries or other conditions occurring outside the school day are not the responsibility of the school, but rather, the family. The school nurse is not intended to be a substitute for a doctor or emergency room and should not be considered as such. Outside injuries and illness should be tended to immediately because complications can arise that could result in a loss of time from school.
Students and parents are asked to contact the school nurse if they have any questions relative to the student’s medical needs.
During the school year, health screening is provided for selected students. This screening includes vision, hearing, and speech as well as orthopedic screening. When conditions are found that merit attention, parents are notified.
Health Examination Requirement for Students Entering Grade 9
A requirement for a health examination prior to entry into 9th Grade was adopted in December 2011. All students entering 9th Grade must have a health examination done within two years of entry into the grade. To assure compliance for September, we are urging our students to schedule appointments as soon as possible.
If your child intends to participate in sports at Concord High School the DIAA Sports Physical Form must be completed after April 1st.Copies of these exams must be on file with the nurse.Please read the following information about Prescription Drug Abuse:Prescription Drug Abuse (PDF)
State Board of Education policy requires a note for the administration of medications by the school nurse. Only a school nurse is permitted to administer medications during school hours. Medications prescribed by the doctor must be sent in the original container with the proper labeling along with a note from the parent stating the time of the last dose and the time for the dose that is to be administered at school. In addition, the student must not carry any controlled medicine, such as Ritalin, to school. To ensure our students’ safety, an adult should hand carry these medicines to the nurse and provide the nurse with an exact count of the number of pills in the container.
An emergency treatment card will be given to all students for their parents to complete at the beginning of school and upon registration thereafter. It is vitally important that this card be returned to the nurse immediately because the nurse must have emergency information in order to provide optimum care and protection for our students. If parents change their telephone number, address, or emergency numbers, it is critical that the school nurse know immediately in order to ensure a student’s safety.
Because our students" health is extremely important, students are asked to:
- Dress properly in accordance with weather conditions.
- Remain home, under proper supervision, when ill. This will help ensure that other students will not become infected.