Nurse Notes


School Nurse: Linda Gibson, RN


The following screenings will take place during the month of September 2018.

 Vision and Hearing Screenings

This is to inform parents/guardians that all preschool, K, 3, 5 students, all new/transferred students and special education evaluation requests will be screened.  You will not be notified of normal results.  

 Dental Screening

This is a visual screening of the mouth for kindergarten through second grade and should not take place of a regular examination at a dental office.

 Scoliosis Screening

This is to inform parents/guardians that the school nurse will screen fifth grade students for scoliosis.  You will not be notified of normal results.


 Medication Administration Reminder:

If your child requires prescription medication to be administered at school, please request a labeled bottle from the pharmacy for the school clinic. Any medication (prescription or nonprescription) to be administered at school must be in the original container and a BCPS Authorization to Administer Medication form completed. Students taking medication for the first time need to be with their parent/guardians for the first 12-24 hours.

 A fever of 100 degrees or higher indicates that some infectious process is at work. Even if there are no other obvious symptoms, please keep your child home. They should be fever free for 24 hours (without anti fever medication) before returning to school. Fevers are often higher in the afternoon and evening than in the early morning hours. 

Repeated diarrhea and or vomiting within the past 24 hours are another reason to keep your child home from school.  



Ticks need to be removed as soon as possible to prevent diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.  Using tweezers: Grasp tick as close to the skin as possible.  Gently, but firmly pull tick straight out.  Cleanse the area with soap and water. Apply antiseptic to the site.  If the area does not heal properly, consult a physician.



SLIP! SLOP! SLAP! and Wrap!

SLIP! on a shirt.  Protect your skin with clothing.

SLOP! on sunscreen.  Use a sunscreen with a broad spectrum sunscreen (SPF) of 15 or higher 30 minutes before sun exposure.

SLAP! on a hat, and Wrap on sunglasses.  Protect your ears, neck and face.

Remember to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.


Thank you,

Mrs. Gibson, School Nurse


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