When an injured or ill student is sent to the school nurse, care will be provided according to written protocols authorized by the school physician. It is important to keep the school nurse informed if your child develops an allergy or some other health condition that may require special medical attention. Inform the school nurse of any updated immunizations or changes to prescribed medications for your child.
School nurses are able to administer a limited number of generic Tylenol, ibuprofen and antacids under the standing orders our district has with our identified school physician. However, a physician's order and parental permission will be required for all prescription and any other over-the-counter medications that are needed during school hours. Local physicians have been notified of this policy and should have received authorization forms. If your physician does not have the authorization form, please have them contact your child's school nurse.
Emergency Care Card
Parents are required to complete and return a signed Emergency Care Card at the beginning of each school year. You can be of great assistance by keeping the school up-to-date on all pertinent information pertaining to your child; for example, phone numbers, addresses, allergies, and medications.
Physical examinations are required for students entering the public school for the first time and for sixth and eleventh grade students. Dental examinations are required for students entering the public school for the first time and for third and seventh grade students.
Families are encouraged to have their own family doctors and dentists perform these examinations. The school does arrange for school examinations for children who do not have their own doctor or dentist. Students not returning a PRIVATE PHYSICIAN / DENTAL EXAMINATION REPORT by October will automatically be scheduled for an examination by the school district’s physician and dentist. Written permission is required from a parent or guardian prior to the school physical and dental examination.
The school nurses administer an annual vision test in all grades. Hearing screenings are also given in Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 7, and 11. All students are weighed and their height measured annually. Body mass index will be calculated for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Scoliosis screening is performed on all 6th and 7th grade students who have not had this examination completed by a physician within the last year.