Update your school nurse with current health issues.
Please report any health issues your child has that could impact safety and learning to your school nurse.
Complete the Annual Student Health Update form either:
· Visit PowerSchool online or
· Complete a paper copy included in the start of school packet
You may also contact the nurse directly by phone or e-mail.
Does your child need medication at school?
Ask your health provider to complete the
Authorization for Medications Taken at School Form.
· Each medication requires its own form
· You AND your health care provider must sign the form
· Required for all medication including over the counter medication.
· Emergency medications must be in the building on or before the first day of school
· All medications must be unexpired and in their original container
Are your child’s immunizations records up to date?
If you received a letter from Health Services about immunizations your child needs for school, please make sure they receive the immunization(s) listed in the letter. Send the immunization record to your school nurse or have your health care provider fax the record to the nurse.
Know how to limit the spread of Covid-19 and practice these steps:
· Avoid close contact with people outside of your home
· Cover your nose and mouth with a mask in public
· Wash your hands frequently
· Keep hands away from your face
· Cover sneezes and coughs
· Stay at home if you are ill
· Get vaccinated when you are eligible
· Use the Public Health SCAN program if you worry your child may have symptoms
As I enter my second year as a school nurse I feel like I have a better idea of what keeps everyone healthy, happy, calm and learning while at school.
As school nurses we are very limited on the treatments we can provide so we have to be creative with our cures for the day to day complaints (stomach ache, headache, scrapes and scratches, etc.)
Many of the items on the list were extremely useful last year and others were things that I wished I had on hand.
Students often visit the nurses office to take a break, calm down, talk through problems, deal with anxiety or just rest until they feel better or are picked up.
Because of this I would love to add some books, coloring supplies and sensory tools to my offices at both Northgate and Whittier.