Nurse’s Office

The Nurse’s Office is located in the Elementary wing. Students of all ages can receive medical care.

Dear Parent/Guardian,

We want to work with you to keep DCC students and families healthy and happy.

Students should not come to school if they are sick. If the student is sick with a fever, it is recommended that the student be fever free for 24 hours, without fever reducing medications, before the student returns to school. If your child comes to school sick, they are likely to spread their germs and cause other children to become sick.

Students are NOT permitted to transport medication to or from school. Medication must be brought in and picked up by a parent/guardian. Please be advised that if you send medication in with your child for administration, it will not be given back to your child and will remain in the Nurses Office until picked up by a parent/guardian. Any medication given must be provided by the parent/guardian and must be accompanied by a DCC Permission to take Medication form. The medication will not be given unless the DCC permission form is filled out and signed by the parent/guardian. Please note that if the medication is prescribed by a doctor, then the doctor’s signature is required before the medication will be given at DCC. Any medication that is not picked up by a parent/guardian by the end of the last student day will be disposed of. The Permission to take Medication form can be found on the DCC website or picked up in the Elementary, MS/HS or Nurse’s Office.

Please refer to the 2015-2016 DCC Student Hand Book or call the Nurse’s Office directly with any questions/concerns at 814-371-2570 ext. 625.

Thank you for helping us keep our students safe and healthy,

DCC Nurse’s Office,

Vicky Pettenati RN


Important Health Forms


Medication Procedure

Dear Parent/Guardian,

  1. A parent/guardian or a responsible adult designated by the parent/guardian should deliver all medications to the school. The students will not be permitted to transport any medication to and from school, unless it is an inhaler or Epi-pen needed for emergency use by the student and a self-carry form is filed with the school.
  2. All student medication must be in the properly labeled bottle or container, as puchased from the pharmacy. Pharmacies will provide an extra properly labeled bottle for school when asked.
  3. No more than a thirty (30) school day supply for any one medication should be stored at school.
  4. At the end of the school year, all medications must be picked up at the school by the parent/guardian or a responsible adult designated by the parent/guardian. Medications will not be sent home with students. Please do not pick up any emergency medication such as inhalers, Benadryl, Epi-pens or Diastat until the last day of school, so that in the event your child needs this medication, it will be available to him/her. Any medication remaining in the school after the last day of school will be disposed of according to school district procedure.
  5. The above information applies for all prescription and non-prescription medications.