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Courtney Herring

Phone # 501-803-0066 Ex 228

Email Address: 

Courtney Herring@academicsplus.org

School Nurse

 I am happy to take care of any medical needs your child may have throughout the year. If you have any questions you can reach me at 501-803-0066. The following are policies I have in place to help ensure the health and safety of your children.

 

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It is my policy to call you for the following reasons. Your child may also be sent home for these reasons:

 

  • Fever of 100 or higher
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Serious injuries or accidents                                                                 
  • Serious allergic reactions
  • Respiratory problems/Asthma attacks
  • Migraines
  • Episodes of low or high blood sugar
  • Seizures
  • Pink Eye
  • Head Lice.
  • Any type of injury to private areas which may require an examination. These types of examinations are not preformed by school nurses.
  • Other major medical conditions that may arise

If your child is sent home due to fever or vomiting he or she must be fever free or free from vomiting for 24 hours before they can return to school. If your child returns before the 24-hour period you will be called immediately to pick them up.

Please keep in mind that I will not call you for minor complaints or mishaps.  I will also not recommend students be sent home for the following minor things:

  • Minor stomach aches not accompanied by fever, vomiting or diarrhea
  • Minor scrapes, cuts, bruises and abrasions
  • Mild headaches not accompanied by fever
  • Mild anxiety
  • Bug Bites
  • Splinters
  • Mild skin irritations/rashes
  • Bloody nose
  • Chapped lips
  • Tooth loss (unless caused by injury)
  • Mild cold symptoms such as runny nose, not accompanied by fever
  • Sore throat, not accompanied by fever
  • Sleepiness
  • Cramps including leg cramps, foot cramps & menstrual cramps
  • Jammed fingers or stubbed toes
  • Other minor conditions which are treatable by the school nurse

All students may use the phone to call home for these minor complaints if they wish and it is completely up to the parents if they choose to pick their student up.  However, only students sent home by the school nurse will have an excused medical absence.  Students who have not been sent home by the school nurse but have been checked out anyway due to minor complaints such as those listed above will require a physician’s note to excuse the absence.

Students are encouraged to stay in class and use this time for educational purposes. Unless an emergency arises, minor complaints should not interrupt class and should be treated by the nurse during recess, lunch time, or in between classes.   Students are allowed to call home from the administration office or nurse office if they choose; however students who use their cell phone to call home stating they are sick, without seeing the nurse first, will be reported by the nurse to the principal.

No medications, including over-the-counter medications, will be administered to your child without a signed medical consent along with a signed parental consent for the 2016-2017 school year. 

Verbal consent is not the same as a signed medical consent, and you will not be called to give a verbal consent for medication unless it is an emergency situation.

Parents are responsible for providing any over-the-counter medications they wish their child to take at school to the school nurse, clearly marked with the child’s name and dosage instructions. The school keeps a limited supply of over-the-counter medications in stock for EMERGENCY situations only.

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