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West Point ES

School Nurse

Nurse's Notes

 


Services

The School Nurse performs the following health related services at our school.

  • Screening for visual, hearing, scoliosis, and other physical problems with appropriate referrals and follow-up.
  • Maintenance of appropriate current, and cumulative health records on each child's health record.
  • Facilities, personnel and other provisions for first aid, rest, emergency care, and recuperation when minor injuries or illness occur.
  • Policies for the prevention and control of communicable disease (The Nurse must clear students after having a communicable disease before reentering school).

The school Nurse is not in a position to diagnosis your child's health concerns, to prescribe medication, or to offer a prognosis. Please allow your family's primary care physician to make all decisions regarding the health of your child.

Illness

Students who are ill should stay home for the protection of the child and others.  If a student becomes ill during the school day, the parent or guardian will be notified to pick up the student.  If a parent cannot be reached, the emergency contact person will be notified.  If we are unable to reach the emergency contact, the sponsor's supervisor will be contacted.

Any student with the following symptoms or communicable diseases should not be sent to school, and will be sent home:

  • Fever of 100° or higher
  • Severe nausea, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Suspicious skin rash
  • Active head lice
  • Conjunctivitis (pink eye)
  • Impetigo
  • Chicken Pox
  • Scabies
  • Other symptoms which may interfere with student's learning and classroom performance

 

*Parents are encouraged to inform the School Nurse of any significant health concerns/issues, medication changes/additions, and diagnoses of their children as soon as possible to ensure proper care during the school day.

 

Re-admittance Criteria

  • Fever free for 24 hours after school exclusion for temperature 100° F or higher
  • No significant nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours
  • Chicken pox (Varicella) lesions crusted and dry, at least 5-7 days from onset
  • Lice treatment complete and cleared by the School Nurse
  • Impetigo lesions covered and under care of medical provider
  • Conjunctivitis, signs of infection have cleared
  • Ringworm covered, under care of medical provider
  • Scabies, 8 hours after first prescribed treatment

DoDEA policy states that a child must be fever free (temperature less than 100°) for 24 hours WITHOUT Tylenol or Motrin. Unfortunately, many children return to school the day after they have been sent home with 100°+ temps. These children are still potentially infectious and they will be sent back home.  Please help us protect our large population from the spread of all infectious occurrences.

Medication at School

For the protection of your child and school staff, we must adhere to DoDEA standards of safety measures regarding the administration of medication.

  • Medication may NOT be transported to or from school by a student.  This includes Tylenol, aspirin, and cough drops.  A parent needs to bring the medication directly to the nurses' office.

Administering Medication

  • We encourage parents to administer necessary medications to their children at home if possible. When medications must be administered during the school day, the medication must be delivered to the School Nurse in the original container, properly labeled by the pharmacy or physician, stating the name of the student, the medication, the dosage, and current date.  Prior to administering the medication, the physician and parent must complete and sign a medication permission form. This form, with signatures of both the physician and the parent, must also be on file before administering routine over-the-counter medications (such as Tylenol, cough medicine, cough drops, etc) to students.

 

 

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School Nurse:  845-938-2069


Notes from the Nurse

Children are not allowed to remain in school if their temperature is 100 degrees or more.   

Please keep your emergency contact information up to date in case your child becomes ill and we need to contact you.


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Injuries

Minor Injuries

Injuries requiring minor first-aid treatment such as scrapes, cuts, minor burns, and insect stings will be managed at the school level by one of our Registered Nurses or other appropriate school personnel. 

Serious Injuries 

In the case of serious injury or illness the following procedure will be followed:

  • The sponsor and/or spouse will be contacted immediately.
  • In the event contact with the parent is not possible, the Emergency Contact person will be called.
  • A 911 call will be initiated when the administrator or School Nurse determines the nature of the illness or injury requires emergency medical attention.

 

Our Mission

Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Our Vision

West Point Elementary School provides opportunities for all students to achieve their personal best and to become caring, respectful, and responsible citizens. Our school strives to create a differentiated learning environment to ensure that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged. We work with the community to motivate and enable all students to be life-long 21st century learners.

Target Goal 1

By 2017, all students will increase reading comprehension by analyzing and applying information read as measured by selected system-wide assessments.

Target Goal 2

By June 2017, all students will increase communication skills through the use of the Six +1 Traits of Writing Model to write clearly and effectively across the curriculum as measured by selected system-wide and local assessments.