Nurse Dawn News

2017-2018 School Year


Hello Harvest,

I just wanted to take a minute and welcome everyone to the 2017-2018 school year. As you will notice there is important information throughout this page. Please continue to follow the Nurse Dawn Smore page for further updates and important information. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact me at 256-851-4590 or at

UPDATED Certificate of Immunization

Students must have an updated Certificate of Immunization (COI) by August 2, 2017 or they WILL NOT be put on a class list.


The ADPH immunization clinic will be held on 7/24 - 8/4/17. Monday thru Friday, and it will be from 8:30am to 4:00pm.

Location: Madison Co Health Depart Community room.
301 Max Luther Dr.
Dates: July 24- July 28, 2017 &
July 31- August 4, 2017.
Times: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
POC: Crystal Blackmon, RN

Cost: There will be no cost to the patient, if they have BCBS, it will be billed.
Who: The clinic is for anyone that are age 0 to 18 years old.


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.

Please feel free to sign up for a 15 minute time slot to write your child's medical plan and sign in any needed medications. This process MUST be done each school year. My door is always open and walk-in's are always welcome, but this will allow you to have priority at a time most convenient for you.

Health Forms

Here is the MCBOE website Health Services webpage which includes all needed Health Forms:

Illness In School

Listed below are Madison County School Procedures regarding illness in school: Parents are not routinely notified for minor injuries or visits to the nurse. Parents will be notified for significant head injuries, fever of 100 or greater, and suspected communicable diseases. 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.