Carilyn  Hawkins

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Nurse’s Notes

-The school clinic is to treat minor school injuries and sudden illness that may occur during school hours. It is not a substitute for a doctor's visit, diagnosis, or treatment. We have excellent physicians in the area and I can direct you to medical care for your child. 

 -If your child has a fever or is vomiting, they may not return to school until they are symptom free for 24 hours without medication. This gives the child time to fully recuperate and cuts down on transfer of illness between students. 

-Every parent/ guardian MUST have a plan in place for your child to be picked up from school in a timely manner in case of illness or injury. Please make sure your emergency numbers are updated in the clinic. Sick children should be picked up as soon as possible, as we do not have an infirmary. If you will be more that 30 minutes, please inform the nurse.

-All medication is administered in the clinic.

-Medication should be given at home by the parent/guardian whenever possible. Most medications can be given at home unless it is scheduled for 4 times a day. I will be happy to help you with this.

-Administration of over the counter medication is only in cases where the child needs medication in order to be in school. 

-All prescriptions must have a "Authorization to Give Medication at School" form filled out by the parent before medication can be dispensed by the nurse.

-All medication must be in the original container with label in place. If a prescription is not in the right name, it cannot be given. Students do not carry medication (including cough drops). No medication will be dispensed that arrives in baggies, tin foil, etc.

-NO medication can be transported to or from school by the children. Parents MUST bring the medication to the school and give it to the nurse with the proper paperwork.

-All children with medical conditions such as asthma, life-threatening allergies, epi-pens, seizures, diabetes, etc. need Individual Health Care Plans. Please stop by the clinic and pick up forms so we can best care for your student.

-Accidents happen at school where clothes are soiled (mud, lunch, bathroom, etc.), so always have an extra set of season appropriate clothes in a ziplock bag in your child’s backpack.

-Flip flops are fun to wear, but are not good for PE or the playground! When they break, they cannot be repaired. If your child wears flip flops, providing a spare pair of shoes in the backpack may save you from bringing a replacement pair in the middle of the day!  

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me. We really want your child to be here, healthy and learning!

Have a great year!
Carilyn Hawkins, R.N.