A nurse is on duty for all phases of the school health program. Her primary role
is for health appraisals which include eye screening, hearing screening, spinal
screening, and dental and medical examinations. In addition, first aid will be
administered for sudden illnesses and injuries that occur during school hours. Required medication will be given during the school day provided the appropriate permission forms have been completed. Your school nurse can also assist you in health counseling, health promotion and education, as well as medical referrals.
Blue Mountain's Nursing Staff (click on nurse's name to access their health page):
If your child has a food or sting allergy please contact the school nurse . You should have a Food/Sting Allergy Action Plan completed by your pediatrician.
If your child requires a special diet, it may be necessary to have your pediatrician complete the Food Service Plan.
Considerations for Parents Regarding Illness and School Attendance
The following criteria should be used to determine if a child is well enough for school.
A student will be sent home or should remain at home with a temperature over 99.4 with symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, headache, sore throat, or rash.
Any student with a temperature over 100 , will be sent home from school.
A student should be fever free without medication, as well as free of vomiting or diarrhea symptoms x 24 hours before returning to school.
Communicable diseases such as pink eye, scabies, ringworm, and influenza need to return to school with a note from the health care provider clearing them for attendance.
Students who require dismissal from school due to illness must be dismissed to a parent or emergency contact on the child's emergency card. If a medical emergency occurs and a parent or emergency contact cannot be located, 911 will be contacted and the student transported to the hospital listed on the emergency information form (if possible) or the closest emergency room.
If a physician's note is required for absence by the attendance office, sending an ill student into school to be sent home by the nurse does not eliminate the need for a physician note.