John Jay HS Nurse
A Word From
The school nurse administers first aid only. She/He does not diagnose
illnesses, but takes note of symptoms and notifies the parent/guardian
of her/his observations. We ask that children be kept at home when
ill and have a normal temperature for 24 hours after any illness before
returning to school. This is important for the health of the child
and for the health of all children at the school.
For the protection of all students, we have some very strict rules
regarding medication to be given at school.
1. Parents are encouraged to schedule the administration
of a student’s
medication in such a
manner that medication required at school is kept to a minimum.
2. Antibiotic and other short-term prescription medication may be administered
school upon written request from the parent or guardian. Medication must
to school in the original prescription labeled bottle. Short term medication
administered for a maximum of two weeks unless stated otherwise by a physician.
3. Long-term medication may be given only if a special medication form is
completed by the attending physician and the medication is brought in the
labeled rescription bottle. Special medication forms may be obtained in the
4. The administration of non-prescription medication is normally not permitted,
may be authorized by the principal under either of the following conditions:
A. The medication is ordered in writing by the child’s physician, accompanied
by a written
request from the parent/guardian and brought in an un-opened, original manufacturer’s
B. The child is experiencing pain due to a surgical procedure, dental
procedure, or injury. In such cases, pain relief medications such
as Advil (Ibuprofen)
(Acetaminophen) may be administered for up to three days if accompanied
signed note from the physician, a written request from the parent/guardian,
brought in an unopened, original manufacturer’s package.
5. All medication should be delivered to the clinic or to the school
office by an adult. If this is not
possible, and the medication is sent to school via the child, the parents
must remember that they
are responsible for the medication until the medication is delivered
to a school district employee
in the office. With the exception of NISD students having Asthma, Diabetes,
or severe allergies
that have active physician orders/guidelines on file, there will be
no medications kept in the classroom,
nor may any student self administer medication.
6. There will be no exceptions to these rules. Physician signature
Illness at School
If upon nursing assessment a child is determined to be ill and/or
possibly contagious to others, or is injured at school and needs further
evaluation or treatment, he/she will be given first aid and the parent/guardian
notified. In no case will a child be sent home until the parent/guardian
or the person indicated by the parent/guardian has been contacted
and arrangements made. Every effort will be made to contact the
first. If the parent/guardian is unable to come for the child,
arrangements must be made for his/her care by the parent/guardian.
In an extreme
emergency EMS or an ambulance designated by a parent/guardian
Absence due to illness
The nurse has the responsibility if she suspects a contagious health
condition to request that the child be picked up by the parent
or guardian and examined by a physician for diagnosis and treatment.
In the event of a contagious illness, please notify the school
confirmation of diagnosis.