• NURSE'S NOOK

    Mrs. Becky Gravatt RN,
    MSN, NBCN


    Delaware
    Health Form (English)

    Parent/Family Contact

    Please make sure the school has current phone numbers so we can reach you, or one of your emergency
    contacts, at all times. Also, remember to inform the nurse of any surgery or
    serious illness that your child may have that causes them to miss school for any
    length of time. The nurse can be reached by contacting McIlvaine's office at
    335-5039. Thank you.

    Medications 
     
    If a child requires medicine to be given at school, a parent must send a note requesting that the
    medicine be given. The medication must be brought to school in the original container with the
    dosage directions on the label. Medicine that is not in the original container (such as a plastic
    bag or empty pill container)
    cannot be administered in school.
     
     
     
    Change of Clothes
     
    It is recommended that a change of seasonally-appropriate clothing be kept in your child's book bag at
    all times. Active kindergarteners may require a clean article of clothing to
    change into during the day due to lunchtime, playground, or bathroom accidents.

    Hearing and Vision Screening

    All kindergartners will have their vision and hearing screened in the fall of the school year. If the
    results of the screening indicates a need for further testing, a note will be
    sent home indicating this. If you received a vision or hearing referral for
    your child, please return it to me after they are seen by a medical
    professional or call me with the results of their exam at 335-5039.

     

    When to Keep Your Child Home

    The following are guidelines you can follow if you aren’t sure whether to send
    you child to school or not if they are or have been sick. If you have any questions, please feel free
    to call me at 335-5039.

    1. Temperature over 100 degrees within the last 12-24 hours.
    If you suspect that they may be sick please check their temperature with a
    thermometer before sending them to school. If they have a fever it is not
    appropriate to send them to school, even if you give them Tylenol and their
    fever breaks. They will still be contagious to other children and will also not
    be feeling well enough to learn.

     

    2. Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 12-24 hours.

    3. An unexplained rash.

    4. Earache.

    5. Red or crusty eyelids or drainage from eyes.

    6. Headache, cough, sore throat, or congestion severe enough to interfere with
    attention to school work.

    7. Flare-ups of asthma, that would make it difficult to work in school.