Hello Madison School District Families,
My name is Erin Lapinske and I am so pleased to be returning as the school nurse for Madison School District for the 2023-2024 school year. I know that entrusting others with your student’s health and wellness can be difficult to do, therefore I wanted to introduce myself to you in hopes of keeping an open line of communication. In addition to being the school nurse for Madison, I have spent the last 7 years as an RN in an inpatient intensive care unit setting. I feel as though the skills and abilities I have acquired through my experience will prove to continue to be a valuable asset to the school district.
If your student has a chronic medical condition or health concern, I invite you to reach out to discuss those personal needs at any time. My goal is to team with you to ensure your student’s health and safety while they are here at school.
Here’s to a happy and healthy school year!
Keeping sick students at home means that they keep their illnesses to themselves rather than sharing them with others. If you aren’t sure if your child should stay home or attend school, you can refer to the information provided by MDHHS, the Lenawee County Health Department, the school handbook, your student’s primary care physician, or reach out to the school nurse for further clarification.
A student with a fever greater or equal to 100.4 degrees F., or a child with new onset vomiting or diarrhea will be sent home. Students with such symptoms shall remain home for at least 24 hours of fever breaking without the use of fever reducing medication, and at least 24 hours from the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea. Exception – a healthcare provider has determined the cause to not be infectious and such documentation is provided to school personnel.
If you aren’t sure if your child should stay home or attend school, you can refer to this chart provided by the Lenawee County Health Department:
|Managing Communicable Diseases in Schools|
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 that limits participation in recess activities, please contact the school nurse.
If your student 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 or health information form.
School personnel, including the school nurse, can only dispense medication to students who have a completed Medication Authorization form on file.
This is required for ALL prescription and over-the-counter medications such as Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, Tums, cough drops, etc.
This form must be returned to the school nurse prior to any medication being administered at school.
Forms are available in each of the offices or can be downloaded below.
Any student with chronic medical conditions requiring emergency medication such as asthma, seizure disorders, severe allergies etc. MUST have a physician directed and individualized action plan on file. Templates for these action plans can be downloaded below. If these templates do not meet your students specific needs, please reach out to the school nurse for further guidance.
|Erin Lapinske, RN, BAS, firstname.lastname@example.org||517-263-0744 ext. 354|