nurse's notes & Forms

Overview

School nurses function as a part of the school’s multi-disciplinary team to bridge the gap between health, wellness and learning. Working with parents, other health professionals and other school staff, the school nurse provides services for students that promote optimum health for academic success. The school nurse provides the expertise to identify, assess, plan, implement and evaluate the health needs of the school community (Maryland Department of Education).

For more information resource can be found at marylandpublicschools.org.

Hours and Operation

The Health Room of Saint John’s School is open to all students and faculty during school hours. The school nurse, Mrs. Yalung, oversees all health room activities. After school hours the Director of Before and Aftercare, Mrs. Hoffens, will oversee First Aid and medication dispensing. Certified Medication Technicians are also available during and after school.

The Health Room is responsible for:

  • Maintaining health records for each student
  • Maintaining an accurate account of all visits to the health room on a daily basis
  • Providing First Aid
  • Storing and dispensing medication per Doctor’s orders
  • Keeping an open line of communication with parents and/or guardians

Sick Days

When should my child take a sick day?

If your child is exhibiting the following symptoms please allow your child to stay home to rest and recuperate from illness:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomachache related to vomiting and diarrhea
  • Red eyes – where white part of eyes are pinkish/red, yellow/greenish drainage; and if child wakes up with eye(s) “swollen shut” – may be suggestive of pink eye and needs follow up with Pediatrician

If your child becomes ill at school:

The School Nurse or designated personnel will make the decision to send a child home due to illness or failure to perform appropriately in class due to lethargy. We will notify parent/guardian and expect arrangements be made to pick the child up from school in a timely manner.

If a child is absent for 3 or more consecutive days due to illness, a doctor’s note is required to return to class.

What Medical Forms Are Necessary For The Health Room?

For New Students:

Accompanied by immunization records signed by medical provider (pg 2)

Part I Health Assessment (pg 3) – to be completed and signed by parent or guardian

Part II Health Evaluation (pg 4-5) – to be completed by physician/nurse practitioner

For Returning Students:

Part I Health Assessment – to be completed and signed by parent

Part II Health Evaluation (pg 5-6) – only to be completed and returned if there is a change is your child’s health

    • If your child has received immunizations since last submitted form
    • Accompanied by immunization records signed by medical provider (pg 2)

If your child has a FOOD ALLERGY: these forms must be renewed and turned in every year

    • Part II of Form 6 may be substituted with the FARE Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan. Please include Physician signature on Page 2 of document. Click on food allergy form.
    • Part II must be signed by Physician with appropriate boxes checked

If your child has ASTHMA: these forms must be renewed and turned in every year

    • Part II must be signed by Physician with appropriate boxes checked
Please don’t hesitate to call, email, or come in to discuss your child’s health with me
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