Each building in the school district has an individual health room. The health room is staffed by a certified school nurse or an RN/LPN health room nurse whenever students are in attendance. Some of the certified school nurses are nurse practitioners with advanced education and certification in physical assessment. A school physician is also available for consultation, sports physicals and scoliosis screening.
We attempt to discourage the administration of medication in the schools. However, if your physician decides it is necessary for your child to receive a medication during the school day, his/her approval and specific directions must be provided to the school.
A Medication Permission Form is REQUIRED for the administration of both prescription and non-prescription drugs during school hours. Both parent and physician signatures are required before the school nurse can administer medication. The only exception to this requirement is for TYLENOL, MAALOX, BENADRYL, NAPROSYN AND IBUPROFEN. School district standing orders allow the nurses to administer these medications at their discretion.
Medication, both prescription and over-the-counter, should be brought to school in a container labeled by a pharmacist or physician. Labels should include:
- Name of student
- Name of medication
- Dosage of mdication
- Time to be given
- Physician’s name
To protect your child and other students, medication may not be kept with the student. Exceptions to this rule are made for emergency medications, such as metered dose inhalers and Epi-pens.
Child abuse assessments
Communicable disease control
Expanded health services
Health record maintenance
Medical referrals Staff health and wellness
Monitor immunization compliance
Mrs. Roseann Candiello