ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
Kristi Lincicome, MSN, RN
IVE School Nurse
Located in Health Room Nurses office
(monthly district Nurses PD 4th Wed 12-3pm)
Important Health Room Links
Sick Day Guidelines
General Health Plan
Allergy Action Plan
IMPORTANT UPCOMING DATES !
Health plans and medication orders for the current school year are valid only through the end of this school year. Packets containing the necessary paperwork for completing new health plans and medication orders for the 2019-20 school year were emailed home on June 3rd to current students and new students who have registered with health conditions. Please let your school nurse know if you would prefer mail rather than email prior to May 2020. The deadlines for these plans is AUGUST 19th and no exceptions will be made to late arrivals due to limited processing time prior to school starting. BE SURE to accommodate for this hard date.
By state law, life-threatening health plans, medication orders, and medications must be in place before the child may attend school. Please adhere to the district deadline in order for your child to start school on time. The deadline is to allow enough time for processing and disseminating this important information to the appropriate staff. Thank you!
Fifth Grade Tdap Requirement for Entering 6th Grade
Students entering sixth grade are required to have the Tdap vaccination if they are 11 years old. Tdap vaccine protects adolescents against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis. It is recommended for all children 11 years and older. This vaccine replaces one tetanus-diphtheria (Td) booster. Washington State allows exemption from these vaccines for medical, personal or religious reasons.
In March, notification letters were mailed to parents of fifth grade students who need the above immunization. If your child turns 11 years old before the end of this school year, please return the letter to your elementary school office with the updated information as soon as it is available during the current school year. The Tdap can be given after your child’s 11th birthday. A second notice will be emailed in May to parents of students who still need immunizations to meet this requirement.
Your child’s middle school must have documentation of this immunization before the first day of school. If your child does not turn 11 years old until after the first day of 6th grade, they have 30 days after their 11th birthday to be immunized. After that, they will be excluded from school.
Parents of Incoming Kindergarten Students
Please ensure your student is fully immunized before the first day of school. Washington State law RCW 28A.210.080 requires all students to be fully immunized in order to attend school. Students beginning kindergarten must have their primary series completed before starting school. Personal waivers may only be attained after a conversation with your licensed health care provider who then signs a document. If your student receives any immunizations over the summer, please notify the school nurse or office to update your student's school records.
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE GUIDELINES
KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME IF HE/SHE HAS ANY OF THESE SYMPTOMS:
Fever – over 100 degrees F. orally. Temperature should remain normal (98.6 degrees) for 24 hours without fever reducing medication before returning to school
Sore throat – especially if associated with fever or swollen glands
Vomiting – within the past 24 hours
Diarrhea – more than one occurrence in a 24 hour period
Drainage from the eye –the eye crusted and difficult to open (especially upon waking)
Nasal discharge (yellow or greenish) –If your child’s nasal mucus has a color and is accompanied by a fever and/or coughing, sneezing, drowsiness, and general signs of not feeling well, your child may be contagious and should remain at home until the symptoms subside. Call your doctor if you have any concerns or questions.
Appearance/Behavior – unusually tired, pale, lack of appetite, difficult to wake, confused
Rash – body rashes not associated with heat, or allergic reactions to medications
Head lice – contact school office or nurse if any indication of head lice
VERY IMPORTANT - Remember to keep the school updated with new phone numbers and emergency contacts in case your student becomes ill at school. Any questions please call your school nurse,
Kristi Lincicome, RN, BSN 425-837-6607 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
School Nursing is:
School nursing, a specialized practice of nursing, protects and promotes student health, facilitates optimal development, and advances academic success. School nurses, grounded in ethical and evidence-based practice, are the leaders who bridge health care and education, provide care coordination, advocate for quality student-centered care, and collaborate to design systems that allow individuals and communities to develop their full potential.
Adopted by the NASN Board of Directors February 2017.
Link to Department of Health Site for Immunization requirements