As we get ready to start the school year, here are a few important reminders from the school nurses.
- Fill your EpiPens early! Pharmacies run low at the beginning of the school year.
- Obtain a prescription for school medications from your child's doctor. And sign the parental consent form found on the health services page on the school website.
- All medications in school needs to be coordinated with the school nurse.
- Medications should be dropped off by an adult in the original prescription labeled container.
Students entering grades K, 4, 7 and 10 will need to have updated physicals and immunizations submitted to the nurse’s office for the beginning of the school year.
*As school nurses we also strongly recommend that you discuss the cancer prevention benefits (for boys and girls) of the HPV vaccine with your child's primary care provider. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend all children obtain this important vaccine at age 11 years.
Will your child be trying out for sports?
- Make sure the school nurse has a physical for your student athlete completed within the last year.
If you have any questions, please reach out to Cathy Alix, Nurse Lead.