Our registered school nurse has expertise in school health and pediatrics. She is available to provide health care whenever school is in session. Our primary mission is to provide exceptional health services to support every student’s academic success.
All medications are administered by the school nurse during the school day.
Please help the school nurse care for your child by informing the nurse if your child has:
- any chronic or acute illnesses
- a new medication or change in medication dosage
- been exposed to a communicable disease such as a strep throat infection, chicken pox, or conjunctivitis
- a life-threatening or new allergy
- a serious injury requiring hospitalization, or a diagnosed head concussion
- an injury requiring casting, sutures, a splint, or mobility assistance of crutches or wheelchair
- vision or hearing difficulties
The school nurse will work with the child’s physician, parent and other school personnel to meet special health needs in school so that the child may benefit from their educational program. A child must provide a note from the doctor for activity restriction due to an injury or illness.
Please help the school nurse by:
- Updating the phone numbers on your child’s school record so the nurse can always reach you
- Sharing if there is an event at home or in the family that may impact your child at school such as military deployment, birth, or death of a family member or of a beloved pet.
Please keep your child home when the following symptoms are present
- Temperature of degrees 99F or greater within the past 24 hours
- Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours
- Strep infections of any kind, untreated ringworm, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are all contagious infections and must be treated with
- Medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school
- Rash of unknown origin – this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician
- Untreated lice infestation
Children with pain should be taken seriously, especially in young children. Earaches, toothaches, and headaches should be evaluated by a doctor.
Documents and Forms
- Kansas Asthma Plan Form<insert doc here>
- Diabetes Plan Form<insert doc here>
- Request for School Meal Modification<insert doc here>
- Authorization for Self-Administration of Medication Form<insert doc here>
- Authorization for Prescription Medication Form<insert doc here>