Notes From the Noble Nurses Office
Marcy Kaufman, R.N.
The school nurse is a liaison between education and health care, linking school, home and community. The role of the school nurse is to provide ongoing nursing assessments and treatments, evaluate health information specific to the needs of the child, perform health screenings, assure compliance with immunizations, and promote wellness through health education. The nurse's office is not a clinic. No diagnosis of illness or injury can be made. A physician must do this.
It is extremely important that the school has reliable telephone numbers in case of an emergency. Please provide all numbers that might enable us to reach you. Call the school office to report a new number.
Trying to determine if your child is sick and should remain at home is often a puzzle. Here are a few guidelines to help you make that determination:
Temperature of over 100 degrees
Vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hours
Acute respiratory problem, or difficulty breathing
Skin rash of unknown origin, lesions or draining areas on the skin
Pus and/or excessive drainage from the eyes
Untreated, reported pediculosis (head lice) or ring worm
Ask yourself: "Will my child be able to learn today?", or call the school and ask the nurse if you are uncertain.
Medications cannot be administered in school without the doctor's and parents' instructions. Forms are available in the school office for both prescription and non-prescription. Or you can click Prescription / Nonprscription , and print out the form and return it to the school office. All medication must be delivered to the school in the original pharmacy container.
If your student has health concerns, has medication that must be administered during school hours, or if you have questions, please call me @ 216-320-4905. If I am not at school, leave a message, I will get back to you as soon as possible.