Nursing Notes

Staffing and Focus

Our school is staffed with 3 registered nurses and 1 nursing assistant to provide our students with a comprehensive health services program. Our school also has a number of additional staff members with current training in CPR. 

The focus of the school health services program is to assure student safety and ensure that health problems do not become barriers to student achievement. Nurses also provide families with information of health care resources. 

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Medication Policy

To alleviate minor discomforts and prevent early dismissals from school, school nurses may administer nonprescription medications for certain conditions (e.g., headaches or stomachaches). Parent permission is required before a student may receive medication.

If your child needs medication during the school day, you must

1. Provide the school nurse with an order from your health care provider.

2. Deliver the medication to the school in a pharmacy-labeled container. 

If there is a medical concern that requires your child to carry emergency medications, such as inhalers for asthma or an EpiPen, please talk with your school nurse. Allergen-free lunch tables are available for students with food allergies, upon request. Please alert the school nurse or principal in writing if your child requires this accommodation.