Welcome to the
Timberland Creek Elementary School
I am Nurse Tempel. My goal is to keep our students healthy, safe, and in class.
Parents please utilize the District COVID Support Team at (904) 547-8230 for all COVID-related issues. Thank you.
**PLEASE NOTE: The Florida Health Department provides information and policy procedures for Health Services.
My hours in the clinic are from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday-Friday while school is in session. ****Please call ahead if you would like to meet with me one-on-one to drop off or pick up medication. Contact information:
- Email: [email protected]
- Clinic Main: (904) 547-7409
- Clinic Fax: (904) 547-7405
WHEN FAXING: PLEASE USE A COVER SHEET WITH ATTENTION TO SCHOOL NURSE
- Allergy Medical Management Plan ’21
- Asthma Medical Management Plan ’21
- Bleeding Disorders Medical Management Plan ’21
- Cardiac Medical Management Plan ’21
- Cystic Fibrosis Medical Management Plan ’21
- Medication Authorization Form ’21
- Medical Questionnaire For Parents ’21
- Seizure Medical Management Plan ’21
Additional Info for Parents
My child feels sick, should he/she stay home?
Deciding when to keep your child home from school can be difficult. Here are some guidelines when a child should stay home:
- Fever greater than 100.4 degrees
- General tiredness or not feeling good
- Frequent congested (wet) or croup-sounding cough
- Lots of nasal congestion with frequent blowing of nose
- Vomiting (even just once)
- Stomach pain that is accompanied by repeated vomiting or diarrhea. Note: if your child complains of stomach pain for several days, you should call your doctor for advice.
- Symptoms of cold or flu
The two biggest factors when deciding whether a child can attend school is whether he or she is well enough to take part in activities and whether the child’s condition will require more attention from teachers or staff than is possible.
Illness Guidelines Updated 2020
What if my child needs to take medication during school hours? A Medication Authorization Form will need to be signed by the parent/guardian and completed by your doctor for ANY medication. Just a gentle reminder about medications in St. John’s County School District; . Over the counter medications (OTC) include: Chap-stick, Sunscreen, Cough drops, Antacids, medicated lotions, Tylenol, Benadryl, Motrin etc. These meds can be kept in the clinic with a completed Medication Administration Form. Students are not allowed to keep any OTC or RX medications in their possession, except for inhalers, without authorization from their physician. Please remember that the school does not keep stock medications. Thanks in advance for taking a minute to review the Medication Policy.
What if my child has a medical condition? We are able to care for students with most medical conditions. Please contact me so we can work out a plan together. We have forms available for the five most common conditions that need to be filled out by you and your child’s doctor. If you use one of these forms you do not need to complete a Medication Authorization Form as well. The Medical Management Plans include medication authorization. You can pick up a copy at school or print one off from the forms above.