Notes from The School Nurse
Please return all completed physical and dental exams to the Health Room by December 15, 2010.
If your child is absent for any reason, please contact the school by 9:30 A.M.
The goal of the Health Service Personnel is to instruct students in good health practices. This in part is done by maintaining good health through state mandated physical and dental exams, vision tests, hearing tests, measurements of height, weight and BMI. The Certified School Nurse is responsible for making sure that every student meets the state mandated immunization requirements.
Students who become ill or injured at school should report to the Nurse's Office. Parents are summoned, when necessary, to pick students up at school.
The district has adopted this policy to regulate the flow of medication in school:
- All prescription medications that are to be dispensed during school hours must be accompanied by a written authorization signed by the doctor and parents/guardians. Nonprescription medications may be dispensed with a written parental approval indicating name of medication, dosage, time of administration and when last administered, instructions for administration of the medication, and parent/guardian signature.
- Medications or drugs that are not handled according to the procedures above will be confiscated.
- Persons carrying or storing unauthorized drugs or medicines of any sort will be disciplined.
- All medications must be properly labeled, clearly identified, and kept in a secure place.
- Whenever possible, parents are requested to administer medication at home.
Students who need to carry an asthma inhaler with them should register it with the nurse at the beginning of each school year.
Parents are encouraged to keep their children's health information up to date so that the nurses can communicate essential information to teachers and staff when it is necessary.