Lucille Nash Elementary School Health Office
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Welcome to Nash Elementary's Health Office. The health and welfare of each and every student is our number one concern. Our goal as your School Health Office is to maximize the educational opportunities of each student by identifying, assessing, preventing, managing, minimizing, or removing barriers to education.
Please help care for your child by:
- Informing the nurse if your child has any chronic or acute illnesses Communicating with the nurse directly if medication or health needs change or if they have been exposed to a communicable disease such as a strep infection or chicken pox.
- Updating the phone numbers on your child’s emergency card so the nurse can always reach you.
- Sharing with the nurse if there is an event at home or in the family that may impact your child at school such as serious illness or death of a family member.
Medications are to be stored and dispensed to students in the nurse’s office. Prescription medication will not be given without a specific written request signed by a physician and at least one parent or legal guardian. Parents must bring all medication and pick up medication when the term for use of the medication is up. Medication such as an inhaler and/or insulin that needs to be carried by a student is allowed with the proper paperwork kept on file with the nurse.
No over the counter medication of any kind will be given to any student who does not have his or her own medication in the nurse’s office. OTC medication that is needed for your child must be brought to the nurse’s office in the original container. It will only be given for 10 days or less without a physicians order.
Please keep your child home when the following symptoms are present:
- Temperature of 100 degrees F or greater within the past 24 hours. Students MUST remain home 24 hours fever free without the use of fever reducing medication.
- Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours.
- Strep infections of any kind, 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.
- Pain should be taken seriously, especially in young children. Earaches, toothaches, and headaches should be evaluated.
- Untreated lice (pediculosis) infestation.
During the school year, state mandated screenings will be conducted. Fifth grade student screenings include: Vision, Hearing, Spinal Screening, and Type 2 Diabetes Screening. Parents not wanting their student to be screened must submit an affidavit before the screenings and give to the nurse. Information will be sent home to every student before the Spinal Screening is done at school so that you can be aware of the procedures. If, for any reason your child fails any of the screenings, you will be notified via letter/phone call so that you can make an appointment with your physician to follow-up.
******************** Parents of 6th graders- Please get your child their immunizations for 7th grade as soon as possible. ********************
Required for entry to 7th grade is: Two Varicella vaccinations (or proof that your child had chickenpox)
One dose of Meningococcal vaccine
A tdap vaccine if it has been 5 years or more since their last one
If you need any help or information about the above immunizations, please feel free to call.
Joann Inglis, R.N.
Nash Elementary School Nurse