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EHPS Nursing Supervisor
Welcome to the health office at Center School. I am the full time RN here and have been a school nurse for 23 out of the 39 years I have been a nurse. I am also the Nursing Supervisor for our school district. Although the students are only in my school for two years, I hope that they will always feel at ease coming to the health office.
One of my goals for your child is to help them stay healthy so they can attend school every day. If they come to the health office I will strive to treat/alleviate their pain, injury, illness or concern. I will call you if I am unable to accomplish that goal. I will also call you if they have an injury that will leave a mark or a swelling. If they are injured anywhere on their head I will also notify you, so you can monitor your child when they get home. There are guidelines for you to use to determine if your child should not attend school on a particular day due to illness. Please refer to the link on the left side of this page.
Attendance is a critical part of education. However, as we all know, there are times when a child is injured or too sick to attend school. If you take your child to their physician due to illness or injury, please obtain a note from their doctor, including any restrictions. You can give the note to the Main Office staff. Documentation is an important step in tracking attendance.
Throughout the year I will be doing several types of state mandated screenings which include vision, hearing and scoliosis. (5th grade girls only) You will be notified prior to screenings via an article in our weekly newspaper. You may opt your child out of any or all of these screenings with a written, signed and dated note from you.
Celebrations are an important part of childhood. I strongly encourage non-food items to share with classes when celebrating birthdays. If you choose to send in a food item, it must be store bought and the content label must be attached. Many students are living with life threatening allergies (i.e. nut/tree nut/dairy/soy/fruit) and we do our utmost to limit their exposure to anything that may negatively impact their health.
I am Pro-Communication. If you have any concerns or questions please don’t hesitate to call or e-mail me. I want the best for your child and I want you to feel secure in their health and safety while they are at school.
Every medication that is brought into school requires a “Medication Authorization” form to be signed by the student’s doctor and parent/guardian. No child may carry their own medications at the Elementary level. A link to the district health forms page can be found on the left side of this page.
Please note: COUGH DROPS are considered medications and are not allowed in school unless the appropriate documentation is completed. For the complete policy, please see the link to the left.