The Clinic is located in Room 602 for children who become ill or need first aid. The Clinic is a temporary holding place and parents will be called to pick up their child. If a child is seriously injured or ill and a parent can’t be reached, 911 Emergency Assistance may be used with Administrative approval. It is very important to have current phone numbers on file.

Medications – The School Board Policy expressly forbids the administration/dispensation of medicines to students by school employees except under certain conditions. Children needing medication should obtain the proper forms from the school. Parents are responsible for bringing and picking up any authorized medication. Do not send medication to school with your child.

Health Screenings – Florida Statute requires SLC schools conduct health screenings at various grade levels. All are required for students new to Florida and ESE Referrals.

Vision – KG, 1st, 3rd and 6th

Hearing – KG, 1st and 6th

Weight – 1st, 3rd and 6th

Scoliosis – 6th

School Insurance – Manatee does NOT have insurance to cover accidents. School Child Insurance Program forms are sent home annually. Parents/Guardians should carefully consider enrolling their child.


Guidance Department

Our Guidance Department is available to all students, including individual and group counseling/mediation. Our Counselors support students’ personal, social, vocational and intellectual development. Student Studies, screenings and testing are also under the direction of the Guidance Counselor.

Janet Jerome- Grades k-3

Vanessa Herrea- Grades 4-6

Dawn Montoya- Grades 7 & 8


Exceptional Education Programs

Manatee offers several special programs to provide for the individual educational needs of students. Children are evaluated after a teacher referral. Checklists, anecdotal records, conferences, and interventions must accompany the referral. The Student Study team meets to determine the appropriate action. Any questions regarding ESE programs or staffings will be handled with our ESE Specialists.

Casie Rosado-Elementary ESE Specialist

Samantha Vandegrift-Middle School ESE Specialist


ESOL Program

Students that speak a language other than English and meet the criteria for ESOL assistance will receive support services. Paraprofessionals work closely with teachers to support instruction in Math and Technology.