The nurse's office is located in the south hall by the teachers lounge in the Elementary School. I will be working Monday - Friday from 7:40am-3:00pm.
If your child will be taking medications at school or on an “ as needed” basis, an Authorization to Administer Medications at School Form has to be filled out and on file with the school nurse. This includes prescribed medication, Tylenol, Ibuprofen, topical creams, Neosporin, Hydrocortisone cream, inhalers and allergy meds. This form must be renewed each school year!! No medication can be administered without a form being signed!
All medication needs to be in the original container properly labeled. Medication needs to be brought to school by an adult, children can not bring medication in backpack.
All medications need to be picked up by the end of the year or I will have to discard them.
The following is very important: Make sure you have given the school several phone numbers to reach you in case your child gets sick or has an accident. It is absolutely essential that we be able to contact you at all times. Make sure to update the school during the year of any phone number changes.
When Your Child Should Stay Home
It is our goal for students to attend classes everyday school is in session. However, there are times when students need to stay home for their own health and/or the health and safety of others. Below are some guidelines to help families decide when to keep students at home:
Fever: Temperature 100.5 or above. Students need to stay home for 24 hours after their temperature has returned to normal without the help of fever-reducing medications such as Ibuprofen or Tylenol. Please do not give your child Tylenol or Motrin and then send them to school. We want your children in school but not if they are sick!
Diarrhea: Three or more loose or watery stools in a 24-hour period, especially if the student feels ill. Students should stay home for 24 hours after the last watery stool.
Vomiting: Two or more times during the last 24 hours, especially if the student feels ill. Students should stay home for 24 hours after the last time they vomited.
Rash: of unknown origin or those known to be contagious such as ringworm, impetigo or scabies. Students may return to school as soon as treatment has begun.
Eyes: that are draining mucus or pus or that have unusual redness,itchiness or pain not due to injury or allergy.
Lice: May return to school after treated and checked by school nurse and clear of any live lice or nits. (Hennessey Public School has a no nit policy).
Diagnosed Strep Throat or Bacterial Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye): Must stay home 24 hours after first dose of antibiotics.
If your child shows any of the above symptoms at school you may be called to pick them up. Please consult the school nurse or healthcare provider if you are unsure whether or not your child should miss school due to health conditions. Remember to report the reason your child is absent to the office or school nurse according to the school's official policies/procedures.
Please also report to the front office or school nurse for any of these diagnosed conditions that are highly contagious so that we can alert the staff and families (especially those who are pregnant, have young infants at home, and those who are immune-compromised or suppressed): Chickenpox, Fifth’s Disease, Hand/Foot/Mouth Disease, Strep Throat, Influenza A and B, Pertussis/Whooping Cough, Norovirus, Tuberculosis (TB), Measles, Mumps,Rubella, Infectious Mononucleosis, Herpes Zoster (Shingles), or Poliomyelitis.
Contact Information: Shelley Muzny, RN
Please come see or call me if you have any questions or concerns.