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.

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
  • Stomach ache 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:

Part I Health Assessment (pg 2) – to be completed and signed by parent or guardian

Part II Child Health Assessment (pg 3) – to be completed by Health Care Provider

If the above form is accompanied by an official copy of the student’s immunization records, pg 4-5 of this form are not required

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Blood Lead Testing Certificate (pg 6-7) – to be completed if student is 6 years or younger, only required once

For Returning Students: These forms must be turned in every year

Part I Health Assessment (pg 2) – to be completed and signed by parent

Part II Child Health Assessment (pg 3) – to be completed by Health Care Provider during student’s annual physical

  • For students in PK4, Kindergarten or 7th grade, above forms must be accompanied by an official copy of the student’s immunization records

If your child has a FOOD ALLERGY, the following forms must be completed during student’s annual physical

    • 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, the following form must be completed during student’s annual physical

    • Part II must be signed by Physician with appropriate boxes checked

Students are not permitted to carry any medication during the school day. If any other prescription or over the counter medication is required, please have a physician/nurse practitioner complete the student medication authorization form.

Please don’t hesitate to call, email, or come in to discuss your child’s health with Mrs. Stoneburg

Medication Guidelines

  • All medication must be kept and administered in the Health Room under adult supervision. This includes all prescription medications and over the counter (OTC) medications (i.e. eye drops, anti-itch creams, nasal sprays, Tums, Tylenol, cough drops, throat lozenges, etc.)

  • All medications must be in the original labeled container. A pharmacist must label prescription medications. Ask for 2 labeled bottles when getting prescriptions filled, one for school and one for home.

  • An adult must bring all controlled substances (Ritalin, Adderall, narcotic pain medicines, etc.) to the Health Room to be counted and recorded. A maximum of 30 days supply will be kept in the Health Room.

  • A student may bring other medications to the Health Room provided a note accompanies it from the parent and the completed medication form. Please call the Office and let us know if your child is bringing medication to school so that we may follow up if we do not receive it.

  • The parent must administer the first dose of any new medication at home.

  • All continuous medication orders (inhalers, epi-pens, etc.) must be rewritten by the child’s health care provider and submitted by the parent/guardian at the start of each school year. No medications are saved from the previous school year; they have either been returned or destroyed.

  • A parent may come to school to administer a medication to their own child, if it is necessary.