Hearing Screens are conducted yearly on all Freshman, Seniors and new students. Parents will be notified via mail if their student Did Not pass the screening.
Vision Screens are conducted yearly on all Sophmores and new students. Parents will be notified via mail if their student Did Not pass the screening.
Children that become, or complain of being ill at school, will be assessed by the school nurse with consideration of Kansas Statute 65-122. Our goal is to keep children in the classroom. However, if a child has made several complaints, does not appear well, or has a temperature of 99.6 degrees Fahrenheit or above with any symptoms of nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, or rash, they will be sent home. A child will be sent home with a temperature of 100 degrees or above whether they have additional symptoms or not.
ANY CHILD SENT HOME with a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea must be kept home for a minimum of an additional 24 hours AFTER the last fever, or episode of vomiting or diarrhea. They must remain symptom free without the use of fever reducers (Tylenol, Ibuprofen), or anti-nausea/diarrheal medications! It often takes at least this amount of time for the body to rid itself of viruses, and it is our goal to keep the exposure to healthy children and staff at a minimum.
Other circumstance in which a parent may be contacted to pick up their child:
Pink Eye- students with pink eye shall be excluded from school until 24 hours after treatment has started
Head Lice- students can finish the school day and return to school once they begin treatment.
MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL: Please instruct your child to bring any medications immediately to their School Nurse. Students may carry some meds with the proper documentation and preapproval arranged by the school nurse and a parent.
PRESCRIBED MEDICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ALLOWED AT SCHOOL IF A WRITTEN ORDER IS PROVIDED AND SIGNED BY BOTH THE PHYSICIAN AND THE PARENT (Medication adminstration record form GD-67 is available online at the school website for just this purpose). Both medication and paperwork must be sent to school with the medicine in the original prescription container showing the current expiration and dispensing dates. It is recommended that prescription medications be kept in the health room, but arrangements can be made for students to carry depending on circumstances and medication. Please contact the School Nurse with any questions.
OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICINES – a dated and signed note or GD-76 or GD-67b from the parent/guardian must come to school with the medication. It needs to include how may days the medicine is to be given. For chronic conditions (such as frequent headaches) where OTC meds are needed throughout the school year, you may write that the med is to be available to the child “all school year”. ALL MEDS MUST BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL IN THEIR ORIGINAL CONTAINERS AND NOT BE EXPIRED.
Students May Carry Some Medications such as ibuprofen/tylenol (non-prescription), cough drops or antacids (ex. tums) with them during the school day. Any student carrying medication MUST first bring the medication to the School Nurse for approval AND have a permit to self carry (GD-67b) signed by a parent and on file with the Nurse.
Please call or email me if you have any questions or concerns!
Elizabeth Phillips, RN