News from the Nurse’s Office
Welcome Back – I am excited to be offering health services for the school
district again this year. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any
questions regarding your student’s health and wellness while in school. We
have several students in the district with nut allergies and we are now a NUT
AWARE district. If your student is in a class with another student who has a
known nut allergy we ask you to limit the use of nut products in that class.
Listed below are other reminders to ensure students medical needs are met
during the 2018/2019 school year.
- Students with a medical issue/health concern will be asked to complete a
Health Care Plan to ensure the student’s safety while in school.
- Students who require use of any medication during school hours need to
contact the nurse or administrative assistant and complete the appropriate
- If your student has a fever of 100 degrees or higher please keep them
home from school until the temperature has resolved without the use of
medication. Students with a fever will also be sent home from school. In
addition students who are vomiting or have diarrhea need to be excluded
from school. If your student is sent home from school they may not return
for 24 hours after symptoms have subsided without the use of medication.
In addition, if an ill student needs to be on antibiotics they must wait for 24
hours after the first dose is given before returning to school.
- It is HIGHLY encouraged that students sent home from school not attend
after school events or extra-curricular activities.
- Immunization records or exempt waivers are reviewed and need to be
signed each school year.
- School attendance is very important for academic success. Please help us
keep our students and staff as healthy as possible. Encourage your
student to drink plenty of water, eat a well-balanced diet, get adequate rest,
wash hands often, and sneeze/cough into a tissue or elbow.
Thank you for your cooperation,
Anna Davis, RN, BSN – Hayden School District Nurse
News from the Hayden Health Advisory Council
The health of young people is directly tied to their academic achievement as well as their potential for overall success and quality of life. The Hayden Health Advisory Council facilitates collaboration between the District and stakeholders on issues that impact the health and the future success of students, families and the community. A team approach is used to examine research-based evidence linking health and learning; utilize data to guide recommendations for programmatic and policy changes; leverage resources to help fund efforts; and create a flow of information between the District, community partners, School Board and parents.
We meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month during the school year in the District Boardroom at 4:30PM.
For more information about our efforts please contact Kristi Brown, Health & Wellness Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.