Nurse
Over the Counter Medication Permission 2020-2021.docx
Authorization for Medication during School (pdf)
Dental Exam Form - Private (pdf)
Mandated School Health Services (pdf)
Physical Exam Form - Private (pdf)
Tick Information. (pdf)
Shingles Fact Sheet (pdf)
Pertussis Fact Sheet (pdf)
Measles Fact Sheet (pdf)
Chicken Pox Fact Sheet (pdf)
Links
Links
Pa Department of Health
Center for Disease Control

Welcome to the Nurse's Office
at the Wind Gap Middle School
School Nurse:
Felicia Buchanan BSN, RN


Welcome Back Students!! We are so happy to see you all again! 

Reminders:

6th Graders are required to have a physical examination completed for this 2020-2021 school year if you have not done so yet, please arrange to have done and paperwork turned into me by October 31, 2020.

7th Graders are required to receive the MCV (Meningococcal) and Tdap Vaccinations and a Dental Exam, please arrange for these to be completed, paperwork needs to be turned into me by October 31, 2020.

Each school year a new permission form needs to be filled out to give your child over the counter medications in school (i.e Tylenol, Ibuprofen, Tums) this form can be located on the left of the screen under Over the Counter Medication Permission Form 2020-2021. Please fill out and return to school nurse.

If your child requires daily medication to be given during the school day, please fill out the form for Authorization of Medications and send to the school along with the medication prescribed.

 

Please contact Mrs. Buchanan with any questions or concerns.

 

Please refer to the following recommendations regarding keeping your child home from school during periods of illness.
REASONS TO KEEP YOUR CHILD HOME FROM SCHOOL:
œ FEVER > 100.0
œ COUGH – CONTINUOUS COUGH IS DISRUPTIVE IN CLASS
œ VOMITING AND DIARRHEA X2 IN 24 HOURS
œ PAIN (EAR)
œ SKIN (RASH)
œ SORE THROAT > 48 HOURS
Please do not send your child to school if they have a fever of 100.0 or greater. Children may return to school AFTER being fever free for 24 hours without the use of a fever reducing medication, such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.
If your child continually complains of a “sore throat”, have your child seen by your healthcare provider. “Strep throat” can only be determined when properly tested.
Antibiotic medication prescribed for you child, due to an illness such as strep throat, must be taken for 24 hours, before returning to school.
Children who have vomited and/or had diarrhea are not to return to school until they are symptom free for 24 hours.
If you have any questions or concerns in regards to the health of your child, please call the school nurse.
Some Helpful Healthy Tips throughout the year!
œ Proper hand washing – simple soap and water, work best to minimize the spread of germs.
œ Use hand sanitizer, if soap and water is not available.
œ Coughing into bend of the elbow, instead of hands, minimizes the spread of germs.
œ Throw away used tissues and napkins.
œ Don’t share cups, eating utensils, plates, etc…
œ If diagnosed with Strep Throat – throw away the toothbrush, the germs may live in the bristles.