Welcome Kindergarteners to Mary Walter Elementary School!
Here are a few bits of important information from the clinic:
1. In order for your child to be enrolled, he or she must have a comprehensive physical exam by a licensed physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant. The physical must be dated after August 17, 2015.
2. We will also need the most current vaccination record. Please bring/fax this to the clinic for review. We must have this in hand before the child can come to school.
If your child has a chronic illness that may need to be addressed while at school, please let us know so we can get a Care Plan together. Some of the more common issues are asthma, allergies, and seizures. The care plan must be completed and signed by you child's health care provider. The care plan very specifically states what we need to do if a specific issue or situation occurs. With a current care plan, we will be consistent in providing safe care for you child. These forms can be found under Frequently Needed Health Forms on my web site or can be picked up at the school, also, many of the local pediatric offices have the forms on hand.
Regarding medication administration, a parent/guardian must bring the medication to the clinic. There is a medication form that needs completed as well. A prescription must have a doctor's order to accompany it. The form is available under Frequently Needed Health Forms on my web site, ore you may pick it up at school. Parents may bring over the count products to be kept in the clinic as well. The policy states that it has to be in the original unopened container, and the administration form must be completed and signed by a parent. There are only four items that a student can carry with them that do not require a form: non-medicated lip balm, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, and saline solution. Students may NOT bring in any form of medication including cough drops. You will take any remaining products/medicines home the last week of school.
Illness. Please make sure the info you put on your emergency card is correct and kept current. It is very important to quickly locate a parent to pick up their sick child. Please call us in the morning if your child will be out sick. Otherwise we will have to call you to check on them. The parent handbook has the guidelines and policy for when to keep a child home from school and when they must be picked up at school for illness. A copy of the guidelines are also located on my web site.
Please contact me if you have any questions, the clinic will be open the week before school starts, this is a good time to drop off medications and care plans. However, it is a good idea to call ahead because we have several meetings to attend during that week. Back to school night on August 30 is also an option. The worst time is the first day of school, there is often a long wait to see the nurse!