First Aid and Illness
The school nurse is available for accidents, medical emergencies or when children become ill in school. Parents/Guardians will be notified in the event of any illness or injury that either requires follow up by your child’s doctor or that prevents your child from participating in the normal school day. You will be notified for fever, vomiting, moderate to serious injury, disease or condition requiring immediate dismissal or health care provider follow up.
Please keep your child home if he/she is experiencing fever greater than 100*F. He/She should be fever free or without fever greater than 100*F without fever reducing medications for 24 hours before returning to school. Examples of fever reducing medications include Tylenol/Acetaminophen, Motrin/Ibuprofen, etc.
Please keep your child home if he/she is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea. He/she should be free of vomiting/diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.
There may be other contagious conditions such as chickenpox or pink eye where students should NOT come to school and/or return to school until cleared by medical professional.
*** It is always a good idea to request a doctor's note when visiting the doctor/missing school. Those notes can be brought to the office staff when returning to school. ***
Please make sure the school has your most current contact information and phone numbers where you can be reached during the school day.
Chronic Health Conditions
If your child has a chronic health condition, it is important to discuss and design a personalized plan of care for your child. Please contact the school nurse. Always notify the school nurse of any change in your child's condition/medications.
Asthma affects more than 26 million Americans. It is a chronic disease that causes your airways to become inflamed, making it hard to breathe. Click here for more information.
Epilepsy is a common disorder of the brain that causes recurring seizures. Epilepsy affects people of all ages, but children and older adults are more likely to have epilepsy. Click here for more information.
No two people manage their diabetes in the exact same way. Some students get their insulin using a syringe and vial, others use insulin pens, and still others have insulin pumps. Click here for more information.
Plan of Care
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. Click here for more information.
Dietary Restriction/ Special Dietary Needs
If your child has an intolerance or will require special dietary needs while at school, please complete this form (coming soon) and contact the school nurse to review and design a plan of care for your child.
Head Lice (Information Coming Soon)
Meningococcal meningitis and certain bloodstream infections can be caused by a bacterium called Neisseria meningitidis. Infections caused by this bacterium are serious and can quickly turn critical, leading to brain damage, hearing loss, and even death.
Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the human papillomavirus (HPV) causes more than 26,000 new cases of cancer in U.S. men and women each year, including cervical and oral cancers. Many of these cancers can be prevented with a safe, effective vaccine that is available to boys and girls starting at age 9. Indiana Code 20-34-4-3 requires that the Indiana State Department of Health make you aware of HPV, its link to cancer, and the available vaccine.