• Role of the School Nurse

    School nursing is a specialized practice of professional nursing that advances the well being, academic success, and lifelong achievement of students. To that end, school nuses facilitate positive student responses to normal development; promote health and safety; intervene with actual and potential health problems; provide case management services; and actively collaborate with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy and learning. The school nurse links the health service program within the school and the community.

  • Absence Due to Illness

    If your child is absent please call the schools attendance line before school begins and leave a message with the specific
    reason for the absence. This information will help monitor illness trends and keep all students well. If your child is
    contagious, please keep him/her at home until your doctor has cleared him/her for return to school.

    • Strep Throat-Students being treated for strep throat must be kept home a minimum of 24 hours after treatment begins.
    • Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye- Students may return to school after 3 doses of antibiotic treatment.
    • Vomiting and Diarrhea- Students should be kept home for 24 hours after episodes of gastrointestinal distress.
    • Fever-Students should be fever free without the use of fever reducing medication for 24 hours prior to returning
    to school.
    • Head Lice-Please notify the school nurse if your child contracts head lice. We will notify parents of any head
    lice concerns and serve as a resource for treatment. Please do not keep children out of school for this very
    common childhood condition.

    (information taken from elementary school handbook)

  • Please notify your child's school nurse for any of the following: 

    • Serious injury,  illness, or hospitalization
    • Planned surgery
    • Communicable diseases such as chicken pox, strep throat, scarlet fever or fifth disease
    • New diagnosis or change in your child’s health status
    • Fracture, sprain, stitches, cast, or crutches  (a physician note is required for crutches and/or a wheelchair to be used on the school premises.)
    • New medication and/or dosing change.
    • Need to be excused from Physical Education or recess 


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