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New Prospect
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Nurse's Office

Nurse

New Prospect has a full time nurse, Mrs. Blair Glover, which administers medication, and takes care of all sick students, as well as teachers.

Please give your child a last minute check-up before he or she leaves for school each morning. The child with a fever should not come to school until the temperature is normal for 24 hours. Giving Tylenol or Ibuprofen may bring the temperature down, and make your child more comfortable, but will not prevent passing the illness on to classmates. School and health personnel keep a constant watch on your child’s health during the day. When a student shows signs or symptoms of illness or unusual behavior, they are referred to the health office. If your child needs further attention, you will be notified. The following rules are for the protection of your child and other students in his/her class, and they include rules to follow in certain communicable diseases:

Conjunctivitis (“pink eye”): Sometimes eyes are swollen and irritated due to allergens, viruses or bacteria. Please consult your child’s doctor before sending your child to school with these symptoms: thick mucous or pus drainage in one or both eyes; red, puffy and itchy or painful eyes. Your child can generally attend school 24 hours after starting medical treatment for bacterial pink eye.

Chickenpox: Notify your school health office immediately if you suspect your child has chickenpox. The child must be excluded from school until at least 7 days from the start of the rash, and every pustule must be dry and scabbed over before returning to school.

Streptococcal Sore Throats/Scarlet Fever: Child should be treated by a health care provider and may not attend school until he/she is under treatment and without fever for 24 hours.

Virus, Sore Throats, Colds, Diarrhea, Vomiting: Child must be able to participate in all school activities, and should not be tired or listless. Temperature must be normal for 24 hours before they can return to school. There should also be no vomiting for 24 hours.

Infectious Rashes, Ringworm, Impetigo, Head Lice and Scabies: Student is excluded from school until he/she is under an effective treatment and no longer considered contagious.

Handwashing with soap and running water is the most effective way to prevent the spread of disease. Encourage your child to practice this simple method of protection. Hands should be washed before eating, before food preparation, before putting in contact lenses, after play, after going to the bathroom, after blowing the nose, and after attending to another individual.

If medication is required during the school day please refer to the medication policy. Any medication brought to school without (1) the original labeled package or (2) permission in writing from a parent/guardian will not be given and will be destroyed according to district policy.

We are here to provide excellence in health services for your child. It is extremely important for our health office to have on file an emergency telephone number where you can be reached. The emergency information should also contain the number of a relative, friend, or neighbor who can assume parental responsibility when you are not available. In the event of a serious illness or injury, your child will be transported to the nearest hospital emergency room. ***Please call and speak with your child’s school nurse if you have any questions about this policy, or need assistance.

Medication Guidelines.doc

Permission for Prescription Medications Form.pdf

Permission for Non-Prescription Medications Form.pdf

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