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Nurse's Message

Dear Parents:
It has been customary over the years for the school nurse to administer over the counter medicationsuch as Panadol to your child/ward when he/she presents to the sick bay/health office with acomplaint of a symptom of a common illness.However, being guided by the Nursing Council of Jamaica and the Ministry of Education. The schoolnurse will no longer be able to give your child/ward any medication without the written order from a doctor.
With your child's health as priority we would like your assistance and cooperation in preparing forthe possibility that your child might become ill and must have medication while at school. We would like for you therefore to follow the new medication policy/guidelines:

Therefore, please download this note, show it to your doctor and take the prescriptions/standing order, in whenyou present your medical or at re-registration.

Please remember that if your child is ill from home or in need of medical treatment, he/she shouldnot be sent to school.

Please note that this change does not interfere with emergency medical treatment, but only thenurse will determine what an emergency is.If you have questions regarding this medication policy or other issues regarding the administrationof medication to your child/ward while at school please contact the school nurse or the principal.

Warmest regards,
Marcia P. Smith-Mitchell
School Nurse, RN

York Castle COVID-19 Prevention measures

To prevent the spread of germs during the COVID-19 pandemic, we must wash our hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol to clean hands BEFORE and AFTER:

Touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
Touching your mask.
Entering and leaving a public place.


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