School Nurse’s Office
Every student must have an annual physical from your physician on file in our office. Please print out the form from our website and have your physician fill it out at the time of your visit. We recommend you keep a copy of the physical on file at home.
Athletics: In order to participate in a sport, your child’s physical has to have been completed within 365 days of the first practice or tryout. Be sure that your doctor clears your child for participation. Students will not be allowed to try out or attend any practice for any sport if this is not completed.
Medication: No OTC or prescription medication (including eye drops, antacids, creams, sprays or cough drops) will be administered by the nurse unless it is in its original package and is accompanied by a written order from a physician. Do not send medication in to the nurse without a permission slip from a doctor. Children with allergies or asthma will need to have the necessary emergency medications at school. Please fill out the necesary forms to be signed by a physician for these medications, i.e., Benadryl, Epi-pens and inhalers. All of our medication forms are available online. All medication and allergy forms need to be updated and submitted at the beginning of each new school year. It is very important to inform the nurses of any food allergies or medical conditions and to have your doctor sign the forms every year. All medications, inhalers, and epipens will be kept in the nurse’s office with the doctor’s order throughout the school year and returned when school ends.
If your child is going to be absent, please call the school to notify us by 8:30 a.m. Please include a brief description of your child’s illness or reason for absence.
If your child has a fever, they cannot return to school unless they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol, Motrin or other fever reducing medications.
If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, conjunctivitis (pink eye) or any other illness that requires the use of antibiotics, they must be on the antibiotic for 24 hours before returning to school.
If your child vomits or has diarrhea during the night or in the morning, please do not send them to school. If your child becomes ill during school you will be called to pick them up.
If your child has head lice or nits, please notify the school nurse. If your child is found to have lice or nits at school you will be notified to seek treatment as advised by your physician. Clearance from the school nurse is required to assure that the child is nit free before returning.
If your child has chicken pox, they must remain home until all pox lesions are scabbed and dry. Clearance from the school nurse is required to re-enter the classroom.
If your child needs to be excused from Physical Education, a note from the parent/guardian or your physician is required. If your child has a cast or brace or needs to use crutches or a wheelchair, please notify the school nurse.