A Note From Your Nurse

AW Primary Nurses

Medications at School

If your child will need medications at school (including over-the-counter), the appropriate forms may be obtained in the school office or downloaded from the school website or clicking on the link at the bottom of this page.
  • Administering OTC (Primaries)
  • Administering Prescribed Meds
  • Inhaler Use
The appropriate Anthony Wayne Medication Form must accompany all medications, including signatures of parent and physician where indicated. A new form must be completed every year. All medications must be in the correctly labeled bottle. Medication MAY NOT be sent to school with the student. They should be brought into school by the parent or guardian.

Health Screenings

Vision and hearing screenings will be given to all Kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grade students, and all new students to the district. If you child fails in any screening area, a re-screen will be conducted within 4 to 6 weeks. If at that time they do not pass, a referral letter will be sent home encouraging that your child have a complete professional exam by an eye specialist or a physician. Health screening guidelines are maintained by the Ohio Department of Health.


Head Lice...just the thought of it makes my head itch. Lucky for us, lice does not cause or pass illnesses, but is sure is a nuisance and causes a lot of anxiety among us parents.
How does your child get lice?...Somewhere along the way, your child had direct head-to-head contact with an infested individual, lice cannot jump or fly.
How do you know if your child has lice?...Your child may be scratching his head frequently, note that with the first case of head lice, itching may not develop for 4 to 6 weeks, because it takes time to develop a sensitivity to louse saliva. But, a sure way to know is to find a live louse on the head. The next best way is to look for tiny eggs (nits) within 1 cm of the scalp, especially behind the ears or at the nape of the neck. Don't confuse dandruff or hair debris as a nit. Nits are small, yellowish or grayish-white, oval-shaped eggs that are difficult to remove because they are "glued" to the hair.
What if the school finds head lice?...If we find live lice or viable nits, we will notify the parents so treatment can begin. We do not do mass head checks for lice as recent research does not support this and it is not recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics or the Centers for Disease Control.

It's Going Around!

Allergy Symptoms - Ragweed and Grass is in the air

AW Primary Nurses

Fay Birkemeier, RN, BSN - Monclova
Val Bradfield, RN, BSN - Waterville
Laura Soeder RN, BSN - Whitehouse