Students with Health Concerns

  • Many students have health concerns which may need to be addressed or cared for at school.  School Registered Nurses work with Health Providers and School Health Clerks to administer medications, treatments, and care. 

     

    Health care plans (HCPs) are written by the School Registered Nurse Consultant for students who have health conditions for which the health office has specific procedures to follow (medications (inhalers, epipens, pills, syrups, creams, cough drops), treatments, special directions for emergency, special precautions). 

     

    All students who have diabetes, seizures, severe allergies or medications in school should have a HCP.  Other disorders may also have specific precautions which would require a HCP.  PLEASE contact the school Health Clerk or School Nurse if you have concerns about your child.

     

    Not all students with health concerns require a specific HCP unless we have specific medications, treatments, or care that should be given at school.

     

     Below are links for additional information and forms used by the Health Services team.

  • Exclusion from school

    Exclusion from school

    When should I keep my child at home instead of sending them to school?

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    Release of Confidential Information

    Releases of information allow appropriate school staff (typically school nurse, psychologist, or administrators) to obtain mental and physical health related records as well as discuss health concerns, treatments, and care while at school with student’s health care provider. Parent must sign and date any release of information and may revoke the release at any time.

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    Physicals (Preschool or Sports)

    Here are forms used for physicals for both sports and preschool enrollment.

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    Medication at School

    Medications require physician authorization for medication administration, signed parent permission, and medication must be provided by the parent/guardian in an individual pharmacy labeled bottle for the student who is to receive it. Medication will be given as directed on the pharmacy label and physician’s order.

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    Asthma

    For the safety of all students with asthma, the health clinic requests a signed health care plan from your health provider along with an inhaler for school use. Typically, middle and high school students who are proficient users of inhalers may “self-carry” their inhaler with signed health care plan from physician, parent, and approval of school nurse. However, a second inhaler is requested to be stored in the health office.

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    Diabetes

    For the safety of all students with diabetes, we require a health care plan with instructions about how to care for the student.

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    Allergies

    For the safety of all students with severe allergies, the health clinic requests a signed health care plan from your health provider along with an antihistamine and/or epipen for school use. In extreme cases, middle and high school students who have proficient knowledge of anaphylaxis may “self-carry” an epipen with signed health care plan from physician, parent, and approval of school nurse. However, a second epipen and antihistamine is requested to be stored in the health office.

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    Head Injury/Concussion

    Acquired Brain Injury is classified as non-traumatic or traumatic. Often this happens as a result of concussion in sporting activities, accidents, or natural events. Students who have received a brain injury are able to receive accommodations in school by working with the school nurse and education team in order to provide care for the student as they recover.

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    Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder

    For the safety of all students with seizure history, we highly recommend that each student has a completed seizure health care plan.

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    Lice and Bed Bugs Information

    Here you will find some general information about both Lice and Bed Bugs.

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