• Health Services Office of Health Services

     
    Here are some commonly asked questions regarding your child's health and well-being in school. Please do not hesitate in contacting your child's school nurse with any questions or concerns.
     
  • Should I tell the school if my child has special health care needs?

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    Yes. If your child has a condition such as allergies, asthma, respiratory problems, or any chronic/acute illness it is important that you tell the school nurse  She may need physcian's orders and/or supplies depending on the student's diagnosis. Please meet with the nurse to discuss your child's health needs at the beginning of the school year. She will do everything possible to keep the student safe and healthy.  If your child is injured during the school year,  the nurse should be notified of any restrictions that his/her doctor has ordered.   

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  • Will the school nurse tell anyone about my child’s health condition?

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    In some cases, yes. When it is important for your child’s well-being for others to be notified, the school nurse will share information with her/his teachers and other school staff members who have contact with her/him through a confidential Medical Alert list.  Contact the school nurse if you have any questions regarding privacy.

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  • What if my child must take medication during the school day?

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    An Administration of Medication form must be completed and returned to the school nurse before any medication is administered, including over-the-counter preparations. If you have any additional questions, call your school nurse or call the School Nurse Coordinator at 422-2011.

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  • Will all medications be given by the school nurse?

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    All medications will be given by the school nurse or another adult, with the exception of two medication devices that may be carried by a child: an inhaler for asthmatics and an EPIPEN for children with severe allergies. An Administration of Medication form must be completed for these medications, too.

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  • What if my child needs a pain reliever, fever reducer, or other such treatment and I cannot come int

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    Students who have written permission and a doctor's order on file with the school nurse may receive an appropriate dose of a pain reliever or fever reducer after an assessment by the school. This medication must be supplied by the parent in the original container and, like other medications, must be delivered directly to the school nurse by an adult. Please write your child's name on the container.

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