Guidelines for Contacting the Nurse

If your child is experiencing any of the following, parents/guardians should contact the school nurse.

• Newly diagnosed with a chronic health problem, e.g., seizures, diabetes, asthma, severe allergies
• Daily medication for an extended period of time.
• Documentation of immunization or boosters.
• Communicable disease.
• Health problem that may affect school performance, e.g., vision or hearing, attention deficit       disorder.
• Health problem that may affect school attendance.
• Treatment for any problem that may impair safety or mobility during the school day or restrict gym or recess, e.g., broken bones, orthopedic problem, on crutches, mononucleosis, recent surgery, upcoming surgery, concussions, or any head injury.
• Family experiencing a problem and needing support, assistance, or a referral for help, e.g., death in the family, change in marital status, parenting issues, substance abuse, mental health problems.

Sharing the above information will allow the school nurse to better safeguard the health of each student, especially in times of emergency. In addition to the above guidelines, parents/guardians are encouraged to contact the school nurse with any questions or problems.

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