School Nurse

School Nurse

I want to welcome you to the Burbank Clinic. My goal is to maximize students’ safety, comfort and performance at school. My philosophy is that healthy children learn better.

SAFETY AND HEALTH CONCERNS:

*Keep your child’s emergency card updated throughout the school year. A change in important information, such as a parent’s work or home phone number, needs to be reported to the school immediately.

*Have a back up plan in the event that a parent is not going to be accessible.

*Students who may have urinary accidents should have extra clothing in their backpacks at all times. This is especially important for kindergarten students.

STUDENTS SHOULD STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL WHEN THEY HAVE:

-A fever of 100 degrees or more in the past 24 hours. Remember, giving your child fever-reducing medication prior to school only delays the reappearance of symptoms. It does not reduce communicability of disease. Children must remain home for 24 hours if they are sent home with a fever and need to be fever-free for 24 hours prior to returning to school.

-An undiagnosed rash, especially if accompanied by a change in behavior or fever.

-Pinkeye, especially if there is white or yellow discharge, matting or pain.

-Diarrhea or vomiting more than once

-Strep throat or other contagious diseases. Wait until your child has had at least 48 hours on an antibiotic, or your doctor tells you that it is safe.

STUDENTS SHOULD COME TO SCHOOL WHEN THERE IS ONLY:

-Vague complaints of aches, pain, or fatigue, with no change in energy level.

-Sniffles, a runny nose, or a mild cough without a fever.

-A single episode of diarrhea or vomiting, without other symptoms.

SCHOOL PHYSICALS

A doctor-signed and completed comprehensive physical is required for students new to Virginia schools in grades K through 5. Appointment cards for physicals may be accepted if the physical can’t be scheduled prior to school entry.

IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS

A complete record must be presented prior to the first day of entry into kindergarten.

All State of Virginia required immunizations are free at the Public Health Departments. The Hampton Health Department, located on Victoria Blvd., has walk-in hours are from 8:00-11:30 AM and from 1:00 to 3:30 PM. Call 727-1172 ext. 21717

MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL

-No student should have medications or inhalers on their person.

-Medications given by the school nurse should be in a properly labeled prescription bottle accompanied by a current doctor’s order on the school’s Medication Request Form and brought to the school clinic by an Parent or Adult designee of the parent with ID.

-Medication orders must be updated by the physician every school year. Leftover medications should be picked up by the parent on or before the last day of school. Any leftover medications will be properly discarded after that time.

SCREENINGS

K and 3rd grade students and students new to Hampton City Schools will be screened for gross & fine motor skills, vision, hearing, height, weight and/or dental health. If your child fails a screening, you will be sent a referral form through your child. Please have your doctor, dentist or eye doctor fill in the designated area of the form and return it to school. We will call you if we do not hear from you.

FAMIS insurance information is available by calling 1-866-873-2647.

FIFTH GRADERS are required to have Tdap shot prior to starting 6th grade. They may get this shot anytime during the 5th grade year- the sooner, the better. This immunization is given free of charge at the Hampton Health Department or can be obtained by your physician. Once your 5th grader has received the immunization, please send me a copy of the updated shot record.

I wish you and your family the best of health. I am always available to assist you and your child/children in any way that I can.

Nicole Smith - School Nurse

Ph- 757-825-4587 Fax 757-896-7806

nsmith@hampton.k12.va.us


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