Optimal learning requires good emotional and physical health. The School Nurse works with the school administrator to provide an environment that promotes optimal wellness and safety for all students. The school nurse provides individualized quality health care for students, emphasizes health education at all levels and utilizes available community and school resources to promote an overall healthy lifestyle for students, staff and families.
The school nurse's responsibilities include:
IMMUNIZATIONS: All students attending DoDEA schools must be in full compliance with their immunizations for school enrollment. It is the parents/guardians responsibility to ensure their student's immunizations are updated as needed. Check with the school nurse if you have any questions/concerns. The school nurse may notify the sponsor for any immunizations requiring an update. Parents are given 30 days to have them completed with written documentation or a waiver of immunizations. (DOD Instruction 6205.1)Immunization requirements are:
Medication is defined as prescription and over-the-counter, to include Tylenol, aspirin, lozenges, cough syrups, etc. Students who require medication at school MUST have a "Permission for Medication" form completed by both the doctor/health provider and parent, with medications properly labeled from the pharmacy (student name, name of medication, instructions). All medications are locked in the Health Room (Nurse's Office). Only in rare situations will students be permitted to retain possession of their medication while in school or participating in school related activities. The student's prescribing physician must provide a written statement that the student must retain possession of the medication at all times; in addition, the student's parent(s) must consent to the student's possession. This includes ALL over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Illness: If your child is ill, please do not send him/her to school. For your child's benefit, it is best that he/she gets the proper rest, nutrition and care at home allowing for a faster recovery and return to a regular routine. This also prevents other students from being in contact with those germs that can lead to illness. If your child becomes ill during school, parents will be notified by phone to pick up the child. This will be based upon assessment and evaluation by the school nurse. To return to school your student must be without symptoms for 24 hours. If your child has a fever (considered as being 100.4 or above), your child must be fever free for 24 hours prior to being able to return to school. If your child has two or more episodes of vomiting within 24 hours your child must remain at home until there has been no further episodes for 24 hours. If your student is placed on antibiotics, he/she must complete 24 hours on antibiotics before he/she can return to school. These guidelines are for the benefit and protection of all students.
Injuries: In the event of an injury, first aid will be administered by the School Nurse or designated representative. The parent/guardian may be notified, if necessary, to take the student home or to the Emergency Room/Clinic. School Nurses follow clinical guidelines as set forth by DODDS such as:
In case of extreme emergency, the student will be transferred by ambulance to the Emergency Room and parents will be notified immediately. It is very important, in case of an emergency, for the school to have a current address, home phone number, duty phone number, and the phone number of another adult to act as emergency contact in case parents can not be contacted.
NOTE: Any student who needs to be released from school due to illness or injury will be picked up by a parent/guardian/ or emergency contact.
The following information is intended to familiarize you with the school’s health policies.
Treatment is limited to basic and emergency services. Minor injuries/complaints are treated and returned to class. For severe illness/injury, you will be notified by phone. Your child should be picked up right away;we cannot accommodate requests for students to remain in the nurse’s office for more than 1 hour.Please keep your contact information current, including emergency contact numbers.If we are unable to reach a parent or emergency contact, it may be necessary to contact the sponsor’s command.
Please, do not medicate your child(ren) and send them to school, if they:
- awake reporting they do not feel well and cannot/will not make it through the day
- have a fever of 100° or more
- have flu-like symptoms
- have vomited
We cannot call to have students picked up, unless they have a fever or are in obvious distress. If your child(ren) leave school with a fever of 100° or higher, they cannot return to school until they are fever-free (without medication) for 24 hours. A return prior to 24 hours will result in contact to have them picked up within the hour.
Good nutrition has a significant effect on a child’s ability to learn. Many students who come to the nurse’s office complaining of a headache, stomachache, weakness, or “just not feeling well” have skipped a meal. Please stress BREAKFAST REALLY IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAYand just about anything is better than nothing!
Please notify us if your child is taking any medication(s); classroom performance or behavior may be affected. In accordance with DoDDS policy, if your child requires ANY medication (including over-the-counter) to be taken during school hours we need:
a. AHold-Harmless letter signed by the doctor and the parent(s).
b. Prescription meds in a pharmacy labeled container and non-prescription meds in the original container. The medication should be labeled “for school use.”
c. A parent or adult to deliver the medication to the nurses’ office.
Possession of medication at school or on the bus, without a Hold Harmless Letter on file with the nurse, can result in suspension. The letters are attached to this email.
We would like to assist all students with any special accommodations they may need. Please notify us, if your child has any medical condition (even the most minor). We cannot provide the necessary care or assistance, if we are unaware of your child’s health status.
If your child requires use of the elevator, please provide physician documentation stating that, as well as the expected duration. A lost elevator key costs €10.
The nurse’s office is no longer able to supply sanitary napkins/tampons. Please ensure your daughter has an adequate personal supply.
If you have any questions or concerns, please stop by or give us a call at 480-2896/2859 or 06371-47-6951/2 option 4.
Unit 3240 P O Box 445
APO, AE 09094-0445
Phone: 011-49- 6371-476951/2
DSN Phone: 314-480-6951/2
It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.
Local: (+49) 06371-47-6951/6952
Fax: (+49) 06371-44776