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Griffin Memorial School

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Nurse's Notes

Adrienne Vail-Naylor, RN
424-5931 ext. 1108 

Student Health
Children should be in good physical health before they attend school. All cold symptoms should be regarded as contagious (sneezing, sore throat, runny nose, cough, headache, temperature) and your child should remain at home. Any child with a rash, fever, vomiting, temperature, or general malaise should remain at home for 24 hours of observation. 

  1. *** Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever greater than 100 or if they have vomited within the past 24 hours.

  2.   Water bottles are important to keep your child hydrated during the school day. Please send one with your child each day.

  3.  You may provide any written health updates to the nurse or you may call me @ 424 5931 ext. 1108 anytime.

  4.  Please remember all medications for students must be brought in by a parent or guardian. They should be accompanied by a Doctor's order for administration in school along with a signed parent/guardian form as well.

  5. If your child requires medication, click below to print the required form:
      JLCD Administering Medication to Students.pdf

  6. ***Students are not permitted to carry any medication, except Inhalers or Epi-pens with signed physician and parent consent.

  Epi-Pen Self Administer Form Only.pdf

  Inhaler Self Administer Form Only.pdf

***Please use the absentee line or email address to report your child’s absence EACH DAY, even if you speak with the nurse .
You may call 424-5931 Ext. 2 or email [email protected] if your child will be absent or tardy. Whichever method you use, please leave the following information: Your child’s first and last name, the teacher’s name and the reason for being tardy or absent.
***All immunization records, physicals and health forms, sent to the school, should have a signature on them and should come from the practitioner. If your child receives updated immunizations, PLEASE provide them to the nurse for their health records.
***If your child has an injury requiring crutches or immobilization of an arm or leg, please call the nurse and I will provide assistance to the child. Any absences from PE and gym should have written documentation from your child's medical provider.

Students must remain out of school with:

  • Chickenpox-until all "pox" are dried and scabbed over
  • Conjunctivitis-must receive medical treatment until communicable stage has passed
  • Hepatitis-doctor certificate required for readmission
  • Mumps-exclude from school from onset of swelling and until it has subsided (approx. 10 days)
  • Impeteigo-must receive medical treatment and remain at home 24 hours after treatment has started.
  • Mononucleosis-doctor certificate required for readmission
  • Ringworm--doctor certificate required for readmission
  • Streptococcal Disease-exclude from school. Must remain at home 24 hours after adequate treatment has been started.
  • Poison Ivy, Oak, Sumac-not contagious unless direct contact with oil or discharge from rash. Severe cases should remain at home for the the child's comfort.
  • Pediculosis (Head lice)-excluded from school until no sign remains. Must be cleared by the nurse for readmission.

Children will remain at home for any and all communicable diseases. (See District COVID information above) If in doubt, check with the school nurse BEFORE sending your child to school. 

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