Pike County School Corporation

Health Services

Ms. Vicki Oxby, R.N.,  PCSC Supervisor of Nursing Services

Notice from the Indiana State Department of Health in regards to HPV vaccine.  Please click here to view the letter.

Immunization Requirements for 2017-2018 School Year

Head Lice Policy


Medical Administration

Prescription Medications

Prescription medication shall be sent to school in the original container with the pharmacy label affixed. The pharmacy label shall serve as the written order of a practitioner. Parents should send a note with the instructions regarding a designated time of day the medication should be given. Ask your pharmacist for an extra container labeled "for school" for your convenience. Instructions that differ from the pharmacy label must be in writing from the prescribing physician. Written instructions may be faxed from the physician if there are changes.

Over the Counter Medications

Over the counter FDA approved medication will also require a physician/practitioner's order to be given. This includes such medication examples as Tylenol, and cough, cold, and allergy products. The medication shall be sent to school with the manufacturer's original label and the student's name affixed to the original packaging. Again, an instructional note or phone call to the nurse should be provided regarding the medication. If instructions are not provided per the guidelines, the medication will not be given. Parents are advised to give "three time a day" medications, such as antibiotics, at home for your convenience of transporting the medication. The permission statement must be signed by the parent/guardian in order for any doctor's orders to be followed by the school nurse. The physician's order, along with the parent's permission, is valid for one school year.