Nurse’s Office

Welcome to the Nurse’s Office

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When your child is sick, please keep him/her home.

Your child can return to school 24 hours after there is no longer a fever or signs of a fever without the use of fever reducing medication. Keeping sick students at home means that they keep their viruses to themselves rather than sharing them with others. A doctor’s note will be accepted for an excused absence. 

If you aren’t sure if you child should stay home or attend school, you can refer to this chart provided by the Lenawee County Health Department:  

Communicable Disease Reference Chart PDF-Icon-64
Communicable Diseases Information: When to Keep Children Home PDF-Icon-64

Your family physician can also guide you in regards to a decision to your child’s school attendance.

 

Keeping your child in for recess

Our school policy states that in order for a student to stay indoors for recess, they must have a doctor’s note that states that the student cannot participate in outdoor recess. If a student has a chronic medical condition which limits participation in recess activities, please contact the school nurse.
 

Medication Policy

If your child needs to receive medication during the school day, a Medication Authorization Form must be on file for your student. This is not the same as the emergency contact sheet.

School personnel can only dispense medication to students who have a completed Medication Authorization form on file.

This is required for overthecounter medications such as Tylenol, Motrin, and Benadryl as well as prescribed medications.

Parents may sign the form for overthecounter medications and return to the office. Physicians are required to sign the form for prescribed medications and can fax the form to 5172655635.

Forms are available in each of the offices or can be downloaded below.


 

Contact

The school nurse is available daily from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Please feel free to contact her if you have any questions or concerns.

Ellen Young, School Nurse 517-263-0744 ext. 354