Nurse's Office

Our School Nurse
Sarah Gough
Registered Nurse


Immunization Requirements
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Medication

Students who are to take any type of medication during the day, including aspirin, must have the medication held and dispensed from the nurse's office.  If over-the-counter and/or prescription medications are to be taken during the school day, the parents must bring the medication in the original package to the nurse.  A medical authorization form must be signed before medications can be dispensed during the school day. 

In addition, a note from the parent/guardian must be brought to the office in order for a student to carry cough drops.

Requirements for Administering Medication
1. The parent or guardian of the students shall deliver the medication to school in person. The prescribed medication shall be in the original container bearing the original pharmacy label, which includes the directions from the physician, name of medication, date and student's name. The nonprescription medication shall be in the original container with date, student's name, and written instructions from the student's parent or guardian attached.

2. The parent or guardian shall sign an Authorization for Administering Medication by School Personnel card obtained from the school nurse.

3. The parent or guardian is encouraged to bring limited amounts of medication to school and to schedule times of administration so that a minimum number of doses will be given during the school day. Parents should ask the pharmacist for a small bottle with the pharmacy label attached to accommodate medicine to be brought to school.)

4. The medication must be administered by the school employee designated by the school administrator.

Illness Policies
- Fever
Students should not come to school with a fever. If a student has a fever, he/she should not return to school until he/she is free of fever for 24 hours.
- Vomiting/Diarrhea
Students with vomiting/diarrhea should remain home until they are free of vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours.
- Head Lice
If a student is found to have head lice, he/she will be sent home from school. A student must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and checked by the nurse upon returning to school.
- Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye)
A student with pinkeye will be excused from school. He/she is able to return after treatment has been started, and symptoms have been resolved.
- Chicken Pox
Students are excluded for one week after the rash appears and vesicles are dry and scabbed. Students are contagious 1-2 days before the rash appears. The incubation period is 2-3 weeks.
- Strep Throat
Students may return to school 24 hours after starting an antibiotic and are fever free for 24 hours. The incubation period is 1-3 days. It is communicable for 10-21 days. Transmission is terminated 24-48 hours after the start of an antibiotic. Students need to finish the prescribed antibiotic.
- Ring Worm:
It is a fungal infection spread through contact with skin or scalp scales. Students may return to school when they are under treatment with the affected areas covered.
- Fifth Disease
Children with fever will be excluded from school. Students are contagious before the symptoms appear. The virus is in nose and throat secretions. The rash appears as "slapped cheek appearance" with fine, lacy rash on trunk and extremities. The rash turns brighter red after heat exposure.