The main function of the school nurse is to take care of health-related problems and needs that occur during normal school hours. Injuries or other conditions occurring outside the school day are not the responsibility of the school, but rather, the family. The school nurse is not intended to be a substitute for a doctor or emergency room and should not be considered as such. Outside injuries and illness should be tended to immediately because complications can arise that could result in a loss of time from school.
Students and parents are asked to contact the school nurse if they have any questions relative to the student’s medical needs.
ALL 9th GRADE STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PHYSICAL WITHIN 2 YEARS OF ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL, so anything before 7th grade is not accepted. Please let Mrs. Gamiel know of any updated immunizations or physicals your student may have had.
Orthopedic screenings will be done on all 9th grade students in PE class. This is only a screening, and any skeletal abnormalities will be followed up by Nemours and the parents will be notified.
State Board of Education policy requires a note for the administration of medications by the school nurse. Only a school nurse is permitted to administer medications during school hours. Medications prescribed by the doctor must be sent in the original container with the proper labeling along with a note from the parent stating the time of the last dose and the time for the dose that is to be administered at school. In addition, the student must not carry any controlled medicine, such as Ritalin, to school. To ensure our students’ safety, an adult should hand carry these medicines to the nurse and provide the nurse with an exact count of the number of pills in the container.
An emergency treatment card will be given to all students for their parents to complete at the beginning of school and upon registration thereafter. It is vitally important that this card be returned to the nurse immediately because the nurse must have emergency information in order to provide optimum care and protection for our students. If parents change their telephone number, address, or emergency numbers, it is critical that the school nurse know immediately in order to ensure a student’s safety.
Because our students' health is extremely important, students are asked to:
10th Grade vision and hearing screenings, done in Drivers Ed classes, have been done for this semester. Please, if you have been notified, contact your PCP for any further screenings or treatment so your student can go driving! The state has determined parameters for driving, not the school, so please let me know if there are any problems.