A message from the School Nurse for the 2020-21 School Year
This year it is even more important to pay close attention to the Student Health forms, as symptoms of Covid-19 overlap with other symptoms of less serious and sometimes chronic conditions...
Health & Physicals This year it is even more important to pay close attention to the Student Health forms, as symptoms of Covid-19 overlap with other symptoms of less serious and sometimes chronic conditions:
List serious medical conditions such as a history of cancer, seizures, diabetes, heart defects, asthma, anaphylaxis, (or other) and any medications taken.
List chronic illnesses such as allergies, exercise-induced or occasional asthma, skin conditions/rashes/eczema, food intolerances, migraines or anything else that you and your child deal with at home on a frequent basis.
List ALL medications that you give your child daily at home. This information will be important when determining the health of your student based on symptoms they present with at school.
Families will be required to complete a daily attestation form for each child attending Lakeview.
A child should remain home if they have a fever >99 degrees or appear sick.
Normal childhood illnesses are still present. Strep may present with stomachache and headache, yet no fever.
It is helpful to know about any communicable illness so that I may keep track of them. This information is confidential. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message on the direct line in the infirmary at (770) 531-2612.
Immunizations Please schedule your child’s yearly check-up with their primary care physician and make sure your child(ren) is up to date on vaccinations. It is even more important this year to get the annual flu vaccine for you and your child(ren).
I am able to administer medications your child needs during the school day
Complete the Permission to Administer Medication form and personally check the medication in with me in the infirmary prior to school starting.
School policy states that no child is to carry medication on them with the exception of inhalers, epipens, and insulin. In addition, some medications require authorization from the prescribing physician.
If your child requires seizure medication, insulin, epipen or Auvi-Q, or Albuterol*, please provide an updated action plan prepared by your child's practitioner for this school year. *Nebulizers will not be used this school year except for emergencies in order to not aerosolize potential virus particles. If your child requires albuterol while at school, please ask your physician to prescribe an inhaler with an AeroChamber.
I am looking forward to welcoming your students back to school for the 2020-2021 school year!
Scarlet Pendarvis, BSN, RN Lakeview Academy School Nurse