Welcome to the Nurse’s Office!
I am thrilled to be a part of the Scotland Elementary School community and so appreciative of the warm welcome I have received by the staff, the children and the parents. I have been a registered nurse for 30 years and I have been a school nurse for the past thirteen years, most recently at Chaplin Elementary School.
In my off time I enjoy walking with my dog Lucy, trying out new recipes in my kitchen and cheering for the New York Yankees (sorry Mrs. P.) I look forward to meeting all of you. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to take care of your children!
When your child visits the health office they will have a Nurse Referral Form to bring home. This is to communicate with parents that their child has been seen by the nurse and treated if need be for minor incidents. I may also call a parent or guardian in regards to the health office visit and will always call to report a major injury or illness. Please feel free to call or email me at any time with any questions or concerns you may have.
Students should try and keep their hands away from their eyes, mouth and nose. If they have a cold, please remind them keep distance between themselves and others.
Students with fever greater than 100.4 or vomiting overnight should not be in school the following day.
Please call the nurses office in the morning if your child is going to be absent that day. If I am not in my office please leave a voice mail with the student name and reason for the absence. This prevents needless phone calls to parents that may have been up all night with an ill child.
Please refer to the Student Handbook for guidelines related to the Scotland Elementary School Absence Policy.
All PK and K students must have a physical annually (including immunizations) in order to attend Scotland Elementary School.
Sixth Grade students are required to have a physical exam on file PRIOR to entering seventh grade. Please note that no student will be allowed to participate in any sport without a current physical. Please schedule these early, most primary health care providers have limited numbers of appointments for physicals. If physical is completed before the end of the school year, please send it in with your student and I will add it to the cumulative health record and make sure it is transferred to the approriate school.
All Preschoolers must be immunized against the flu prior to December 31, 2014 to participate in our preschool program. Written documentation from your primary physician or a flu clinic must be presented to the school nurse for children to remain in our program. Remember our best protection against the flu is Prevention. Our young children and elderly are the population with the greatest risk related to flu illness.
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