Nurse Dawn News


As we continue the 2017-2018 school year here are a few reminders. As the school nurse, my role is to care for all students and respond to medical emergencies in the school setting. In addition, I am responsible for the following: student health assessments, medication administration, special procedures, vision/hearing screenings, immunization compliance, health promotion and disease prevention. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact me.

Staying Healthy

Students MUST be picked up with a fever of 100 or greater and/or who is vomiting/diarrhea. Students MUST be free from fever, vomiting, and diarrhea for 24 hours without the help of medication before returning to school . Good hand washing is the best defense against the spread of illness. Please make sure your child washes his/her hands frequently with soap and water.


If your child requires medication to be administered at school a Provider/Parent Authorization form (PPA) MUST be signed by the physician and the parent. A School Management Plan will be completed when the parent brings in the Medication and the Provider/Parent Authorization form (PPA) to the Nurse. Parents can obtain the PPA form from the school nurse or from the Madison County School Website under the Health Services Department. Medication should be brought to the school by the parent along with the PPA. Students are NOT permitted to transport medication UNLESS authorized by their physician on the PPA. Paperwork is to be completed each year regarding any medical needs.

Certificate Of Immunizations ( Blue Cards)


5th Grade Parents/Guardians,

The Tdap is a required vaccine for students when they turn 11 years old. If your child has already turned 11 or will turn 11 this summer and you have not scheduled an appointment with your child’s physician please do so now to ensure your child receives the Tdap immunization before the 2018-2019 school year begins. You may also take your child to the Health Department (256-539-3711) for this Immunization.

I will be taking ALL 5th grade Immunization records to Sparkman Middle School on

5/25/18. After this date you will be responsible to turn in or pick up your child’s IMM-50 blue card at the front office of Sparkman Middle School. You can contact them at 256-851-4610.

Please notify the front office or myself if you know your child will not be attending SMS entering the 6th grade.

All Parent/ Guardians,

The State of Alabama School Law, Code of Alabama, Section 16-30-4, requires ALL students to have a current Alabama Certificate Of Immunization (COI), an Alabama Certificate of Religious Exemption, or an Alabama Certificate of Medical Exemption for specific vaccine-preventable.

If your child has a Certificate of Immunization (COI), previously known as a blue card, that expires before 8/1/2018 and a CURRENT immunization record is NOT turned into the office before the start of school, 8/1/18, your child WILL NOT be able to be put on a class list or obtain a schedule for the upcoming school year.