News from the Nurse
Medications in Schools
Prescription medications require a physician's written order and must be in the original container .
All medications also require a consent form from parent or guardian.
All medications should be transported to and from school by a parent or guardian.
All medications should be picked up by the last day of the school year by a parent or guardian or they will be discarded.
Asthma: Any student requiring an inhaler at school will need an Asthma Action Plan provided by your child’s health care provider
Allergies: If your student requires an Epipen, I will need an Allergy Action Plan provided by your child's health care provider
All incoming 7th grade students require an updated physical (within the past 13 months) and complete immunization record prior to starting 7th grade. All incoming 7th grade students are required to have their Tdap and Meningococcal vaccines. Please send these in to the school prior to the start of 7th grade.
Sports: If your child plans to participate in school sponsored sports throughout the school year, an updated physical needs to be on file with the school. Sports physicals are good for 13 months before they expire.
Should your child be in school?
The main reasons for keeping your child home are:
If he/she is too sick to be comfortable at school
If he/she will spread a contagious illness/disease to another child
A child should stay at home:
If they have a fever of 100 degrees F or greater (Must be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school)
If vomiting and or diarrhea has occurred in the lat 24 hours
If Strep throat Infection or Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) has been diagnosed by a physician with antibiotics ordered-child must remain out of school for 24 hours after antibiotics have been started