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Dear Parent or Guardian,
As the school nurse at Monrovia Elementary, my goal is to educate, promote good health and prevent the spread of illness. To effectively do this, I need for you to complete and return the Student Health Assessment Form, provided for you, each year. If your child has a medical condition that I need to be aware of, including asthma and severe allergies, please feel free to contact me at 256-851-4570 ext. 53010.
Listed below are the Madison County School Policies regarding illness:
Notification-A parent will be notified for the following: severe head injury, fever above 100, or suspected communicable disease. Parents are not routinely called for minor injuries and visits to the school nurse. If a child soils his/her clothing, the parent will be asked to bring clothing to the school and assist the child in changing. Parents are asked to pick up the child if he or she has a fever >100, vomiting or having diarrhea. Students must be free from fever, vomiting, and diarrhea for 24 hours without the help of medication before returning to school.
Medication-If a child requires medication at school, the physician must complete a Provider/Parent Authorization form as well as School Management Plan. These forms can be found at the Madison County School Website, under Health Services. Parents are required to bring the forms with the medication to the school and meet with the nurse. Students are not permitted to carry medication unless authorized by the physician. Paperwork must be completed each year regarding medical needs.
Prevention of illness-Good hand washing is the best defense against the spread of illness. Make sure your child washes his/her hands frequently with soap and water. Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle to school.
Donations-We are always in need of Band-Aids, Kleenex, baby wipes, gloves and paper towels. If you would like to send any of these items, it would be greatly appreciated.
Feel free to contact me with any medical concerns that you may have.
It is a pleasure to serve your child at MES.
Gayle Stevenson, MSN, RN
Monrovia Elementary School