Our school nurse has an office near the Main Office. If a child needs more than a Band-aid or simple medicine, she may call you. We will make every attempt to contact you in the case of an emergency. If you cannot be reached, your family physician, school physician, or emergency contact person will be called. It is very important that your child's emergency information is current and accurate. If, during the year, emergency information changes, please notify the Main Office, where all emergency information is kept on file.
Board of Education policy 5141.21 states that medications requiring distribution during school hours must be:
Brought to the nurse by a parent.
Brought in the original pharmacist's container.
Accompanied by an authorization signed by the child's physician.
Parents are requested to keep children with colds home for at least the first 48 hours. Children complaining of sore throats, vomiting, skin eruptions or fever should remain home for 24 hours, are cleared by a doctor, or until the symptoms disappear. Children with encrusted red lesions of the skin, especially around the nose, mouth and ear lobes, may be excluded from school by the school nurse. Students can return after the lesions have cleared, or if they obtain a physician's written statement (following a personal diagnosis) that the condition is not contagious.
PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY THE SCHOOL HEALTH OFFICE IF THEIR CHILD HAS A CONTAGIOUS DISEASE.
Health Screenings: Health personnel will screen the hearing of all students third and fifth grade students. Students failing the screening will be further tested by our Speech and Hearing Clinician. Vision screening for all students is conducted by school health personnel each fall.