Communicating with Your School Nurse
Parents/Guardians - Keep Your School Nurse Up-to-date:
- Be sure to inform your school nurse about your child’s health conditions or other special health needs in order to plan for safe management at school. Chronic health conditions include, but are not limited to, asthma, seizures, diabetes or life threatening allergies.
- Tell your school nurse if your child’s health condition interferes with school attendance.
- Make sure to tell your school nurse about medications and medical treatments your child requires during the school day. If a medication is needed during the school day, a PRAM MUST be filled out by the Doctor and Parent (even for over the counter medications). All medications must be brought in by an adult to the health room. Parents are always welcome to personally administer medication to their child in the health room on an occasional basis.
- Tell your school nurse about any changes in your child’s health or mobility status, or about any infectious disease. Please keep the health room informed of any activity limitations (crutches/braces etc…) so we may plan accordingly for activities.
When Do I Keep My Child Home From School?
(Although no comprehensive list is possible, the following conditions may be appropriate reasons to keep a student home from school)
Temperature 100° or greater Suspected fracture
Vomiting, diarrhea Severe pain
Shortness of breath, wheezing Undiagnosed rash
Abdominal pain Productive cough and fever
Red, draining eyes Suspected communicable disease
Chest pain Head injury
Earache Adverse medication effect
Nuisance condition not currently treated e.g., ringworm, scabies, head lice
Any questions or health related concerns? Please contact your
school nurse, Allison Holly, RN and Karen Miller, HA at 410-451-9778.