Healthy bodies lead to healthy minds and a school nurse plays an important role in education.
Medications in School
Medications in school, including over-the-counter, must be kept in the Elementary School Nurse’s Office and must be administered by the school nurse. Medications must be delivered by a parent in its original container, accompanied by written doctor’s instructions and parent permission.
Absent notes are required on the day a student returns to school after being out ill. Tardy (arriving late to school) and early dismissal notes should be sent in that day. Out-of-town or vacation excuses should be sent in prior to leaving.
Health examinations will be required for new entrants and in grades PreK or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11. This is the form required for Health Examinations.
Scoliosis screening will be required in grades 5 and 7 for girls and grade 9 for boys
Vision screening for color perception, distance, and near vision acuity will be required for new students within 6 months of admission to school. Distance and near vision acuity will be required in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
Hearing screening utilizing pure tone testing will be required for new entrants within 6 months of admission to school and in grades Pre K or K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 11.
Parents will be notified about failed screenings.