First bell rings at 8:25 a.m., tardy bell rings at 8:30 a.m.
Checking In at the Office:
Are you signing out a student early from school? Do you need to visit our school other than the front office?
All Visitors and Parents must sign in with the front office receptionist. Please be prepared by bringing your driver’s license or I.D. into the school with you. If you will be visiting our school building hall-ways or the Health Room, an I.D. badge will be issued to you.
Early Pick-up for Students – students may not be picked up after 3:15.
If you have had a change of address, phone number or emergency contact information, please make sure that the school is notified as soon as possible.
If you have an email address or your email address has changed, please keep us informed. We need updated information in our system.
News from the School Nurse:
The health room is staffed by a full-time registered nurse, but it is very small and generally quite busy. It is available for students with an acute illness (with symptoms such as fever, moderate to severe pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea), first aid needs (such as foreign object in the eye, nose bleed, injury), blood glucose checks, asthma attacks, or prescription medicine.
To enter the health room, students must have a pass from the teacher. Unless it is deemed an emergency, students without a pass will be referred to an administrator for cutting class. The number of health room visits by individual students will be monitored. If a pattern of misuse is identified, the student will be disciplined accordingly. Students with Individual Health Plans (along with notes from a physician and/or parents) may be an exception to this rule. The school nurse will keep a log of each time a student visits the health room and the reason.
Students who are sick must see the school nurse or her back-up before going home.
STUDENT MEDICINES AT SCHOOL
Students who must take prescription medicine during school hours must store it in the health room and follow the medication policy. Prescription medications must be kept locked in the health room and administered by the nurse or delegated agent with written permission from the parent/legal guardian and Health Care Provider. One permission slip per year per medication with the following information must be sent to the school:
- Child’s name Physician’s name
- Name of medicine
- Time to be administered
- Dosage and side effects
Students may take over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen with written authorization from the parent/legal guardian and the school principal. Parents must supply medication in an unopened container, medication will be kept in the health room and administered by the nurse or delegated agent.
Students may be authorized to carry, monitor and self administer inhalers, insulin pumps, glucometers or epi-pens with written permission from the student’s health care provider and parent/legal guardian. The parent/legal guardian will sign a statement acknowledging that the district will incur no liability as a result of any injury arising from taking or using medications or self-monitoring devices by the pupil and that the parent/legal guardian will indemnify and hold harmless the district and its employees and agents against any claims arising out of the self-monitoring or self- administration of medication by the pupil.
Receipt of the above will authorize a student to possess and administer medication while in the classroom or on school grounds, at a school sponsored activity, in transit to and from school or school sponsored activities, or during before or after school activities on school operated property. No medicine is to be shared or given to any student other than the student who has permission to carry the medicine. Penalty for distributing medication to other students is suspension or expulsion from school and possibly police charges. This is district policy.
Neither the school district nor its personnel will be responsible for the occurrence of any adverse drug reactions when the medication has been given in the manner prescribed. The district may revoke a student’s permission to self-administer medication if the student endangers him/herself or others through misuse of the monitoring device or medication.
SC Law 5l9-64-80 (See the school nurse for Medication Permission Form for Medicines at School)
All forms can be obtained from the nurse's office at Saluda Trail Middle School. Forms must be completed and returned to the nurse(Board Policy JGCD)
Harris Teeter shoppers:
Link your VIC card to Saluda Trail to raise money for our school! Go on line to Harris Teeter or next time you are at your local store, ask customer service to link your VIC card to Saluda Trail. Become a member of the Together in Education program with us!
Help STMS raise money by acquiring a Partners in Education key chain from the front office. Every time you shop at Publix, use the key chain and STMS will receive money at the end of the year.
Box Tops for Education:
Saluda Trail Middle School is collecting Box Tops and we need your help. Please send box tops with your student. Box tops can be dropped off at the Receptionist Desk or given to teachers. Thanks for your support!