School Nurse Information

School Nurses Make It HappenNOTICE:

Wellness Policy

If a child does not present an immunization record or is not up to date with his/her immunizations, he/she may enroll in school (Indiana Code IC 20-34-4-5); however, the child is not permitted to attend school beyond the first day without furnishing a written record.

Please review the information below and schedule your doctor appointments early in the summer.  Thank you for helping us stay in state compliance.

Required Immunizations for 2017-2018 School Year

The Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Office of Catholic Schools, and the Indiana Catholic Conference has released a statement regarding the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine.

We are blessed to have a registered nurse on staff from 9am to 2pm available to our students.  When it is necessary for a child to take medicine during the school day, Indiana rules and regulations must be followed.  Please note the following procedures for medication, as they will be STRICTLY enforced.
It is vitally important that each student’s enrollment record include an emergency number. This is a number at which someone can be reached in case of an emergency, and the parent is not immediately reachable.  Please make sure the Powerschool has current contact information.  Arrangements should also be made by the parent/guardian for a place where we may send a child who becomes ill at school.

Allergies/Activity Restrictions:

The school nurse should have a record of student allergies, medical conditions, etc.  Parents/guardians of students whose activities are to be restricted in any way should file a doctor’s statement with the school nurse.

Asthma School Form

Severe Allergy Form

Prescription Medication:

NO early morning (before 10 a.m.) or late afternoon (after 2 p.m.) medications will be dispensed by the School Nurse or any other school employee.  Parents/guardians will be responsible for the first dosage (a.m.) and any late afternoon dosage (p.m.).  NO medication will be given or dispensed by the School Nurse of any other school employee WITHOUT written permission by both the child’s parent/ guardian AND the child’s physician.  The ORIGINAL prescription container can act as the physician’s permission.  Students must self-administer their medication under the supervision of school personnel. *Parent Request for Administering Medicine at School Form MUST be brought to the school Nurse by the parent/guardian. Medication must be in the ORIGINAL container bearing the original pharmacy label which shows the following information:
1.Child’s name.
2.Date filled
3.Physicians name.
4.Prescription number.
5.Directions for use (dosage, frequency, route).

Due to the passage of recent legislation, a student who has an acute or chronic medical condition will be allowed to carry and self-administer medication on an emergency basis providing there is a written note on file from the child’s parent/guardian and physician.  Also, since leftover medication can no longer get sent home with students, parents/guardians are required to pick up the medication from school.

Non-Prescription Medication:

NO medication will be given or dispensed by the School Nurse or any other school employee WITHOUT speaking with Parent/Guardian for permission to administer school-supplied medication (Tylenol/Acetaminophen, Antacid, cough drops etc.)  PRIOR TO EACH DOSE to be administered.  If a student requires frequent doses that would require daily phone calls, then a parent should bring the student his/her private supply.  All students must self-administer their medication under the supervision of school personnel.

Personal Non-Prescription Medication:

Personal non-prescription medication (Tylenol/ acetaminophen, ointments, lotions, cough syrups, cough drops, antacids, etc.) CANNOT be administered or dispensed by the School Nurse or any other school employee without written permission from the child’s parent/ guardian stating the name of medication and the date to discontinue use. All medication will be administered per dosage instruction on container unless accompanied by written order from Physician.   NO early morning (before 10 a.m.) or late afternoon (after 2 p.m.) medications will be dispensed by the School Nurse without contacting the parent/guardian.  Cough drops will only be administered for the period prescribed on the bag/box.  After that period, the cough drops will be sent home, and the parent/guardian advised that the child may need to see a physician.

*Parent Request for Administering Medicine at School Form  and medication MUST be brought to the school Nurse by the parent/guardian. Medication must be in the ORIGINAL container (bearing the child’s name).  Also, since leftover medication can no longer get sent home with students, parents/guardians are required to pick up the medication from school.

The school conducts screening for vision and hearing.  Since the school itself does not carry insurance on each pupil, it is advisable that you carry coverage through an insurance company of your choice.