Wiesbaden MS

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Student Services

Nursing Services at Wiesbaden Middle School

From the School Handbook:

The nurse is usually in her office during the entire school day. If it is necessary to see the nurse FIRST REPORT TO CLASS to get a PASS to visit the nurse. DO NOT go to the nurse DURING PASSING PERIODS, unless it is an emergency. ONLY EMERGENCIES may be brought to the nurse without a pass. All medication to be administered at school must have a physician's written order and is to be kept in the nurse’s office. If the Nurse Office is closed, report to the Main Office.

The Wiesbaden MS nurse can:

  • give emergency care for accidents and illnesses, which occur, at school.
  • screen hearing levels, height, weight, curvature of the spine (for scoliosis), and vision, which is NOT substitute for a thorough professional exam. Medical specialists notify parents when screening results indicate the need for further evaluation.
  • determine, with the aid of medical treatment providers, whether a student may be kept out of school or allowed back in for health reasons.
  • coordinate health services and resources for a healthful school environment.
  • coordinate health counseling and screening for special education classes.
  • keep student health records which contain health conditions screening results, any notifications to parents for follow-up testing, parents' authorization for student emergency medical care, physical exam results (requested once during a tour of duty) and emergency contact numbers.

It is vital that emergency contact information be kept up to date!

The nurse cannot

  • be a dispensary, a hospital, nor a doctor.
  • be responsible for injuries and illnesses, which happen away from school or at home. Injuries that do not happen at school should be treated at the clinic, dispensary, or hospital when they happen and not the following day at school by the school nurse. The nurse should not be expected to clean or redress old cuts and bruises.
  • prescribe or give medicine, not even aspirin. If a student must take antibiotics or medications, the parents can arrange with the nurse to give the prescribed medications.
  • make a diagnosis from a rash, swelling, itching, etc. Students may go to the nurse for these problems, and the nurse will refer them to a doctor who must say they are not contagious before they may return to school.
  • cannot excuse students from physical education (PE). Only a doctor can excuse students from taking physical education or physical activities. The nurse must receive a statement from a doctor which states the following: The diagnosis of the condition which prevents the student from participating. The limitation of the activity (What the student can and cannot do physically) The duration: How long the student cannot participate in PE or physical activities.

In order for a student to register and attend school, proof of full immunization for common communicable diseases must be on file.

  1. The required immunizations are
    a) MMR: measles, mumps, rubella;
    b) DPT: diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus
    c) polio,
    d) hepatitis B,
    e) chicken pox (for students who have not had chickenpox illness).
  2. Boosters are required for tetanus, diphtheria and every ten years. Pertussis is not required after six years of age.
  3. School immunizations do not supersede foreign travel requirements.

Medications and Drugs at School

If a student must take prescription drugs and/or over the counter medications at school, he/she must bring them to the nurse in Room 90 with instructions from the doctor or a note from the parents, giving the student permission to take medicine at school. The nurse will plan a schedule for the student to get the medication with the least disruption of class time.

All medications prescribed or not, must be labeled with the student’s name, the strength of the medication, the amount to be taken, how often, and for how long.

Students may never bring or carry drugs or medications, in any form, to school.

Under no circumstances may a student ever give another student a drug or take a drug from another student.

Staying home from school when you are sick

When students come to school sick they expose everyone with whom they come in contact to the illness. Sometimes students leave home ill and report to the nurse's office as soon as they get to school. The parents are called to come get them, especially in the case of a contagious disease.

Students should not come to school sick. Parents should keep and use a thermometer at home to determine if a fever exists. Students who have a fever of over 100 degrees should be kept at home at least 24 hours.

If a student is out of school for three (3) days or more, the parents should contact the nurse at 337-6276 or 0611-721182 or the SAO.

Wiesbaden MS

School Nurse

Stateside: 011-49-6783-
Local: 06783 66126
DSN: 485-6126

Wiesbaden MS

Unit 24309 Box 87
APO, AE 09005

Phone: 011-49-611-705-2240
Fax: 011-49-611-723496

DSN Phone: 337-2240

It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.

DSN: 314-337-2240
Local: 0611-705-2240
Fax Local: 0611-723496

School Hours

7:55 a.m. - 2:40 p.m. (Monday-Friday)

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