Nurse Dawn News

Welcome

As we continue the 2018-2019 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 your child will need medication to be administered at school please refer to the medication information listed below. So that your child's needs may be thoroughly discussed please feel free to sign-up for a 15 minute time slot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080e4fa9a92ca5fc1-meeting. An appointment is NOT required, but appointments will take precedence. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at 256-851-4590.

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.

Medication

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)

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.