Welcome to Highview School's Nurse Health and Wellness Page
Dana Denise R.N., Highview School Nurse
We have entered the Flu season. While the Flu has been kept to a minimum so far, Highview has had its share of Strep, Viral Bronchitis and the stomach bug. Please remind your children of the importance of hand-washing and personal space. Eating healthy and plenty of fluids are important especially this time of year.
Please make sure all emergency contacts are aware that they are your emergency contacts and are available to assist if needed. Emergency contacts should be more local if parents work out of the area. Contagious children must be picked up in a timely manner.
If your student requires the use of Tylenol or Motrin in the morning chances are you will be getting a call to come pick them up within 3 or 4 hours. Please have your cell phones nearby and have someone available to pick them up. Most children who are given medication in the morning come right to the Health Office upon arrival to school. Plan accordingly.
Dry skin and lips are prevalent. Children should have chapstick or small tubes of Vaseline to apply to their lips. Skin moisturizer in the morning is very helpful in preventing dry skin and itching.
If your child has a non-contagious chronic cough please send them with plenty of water. Cough drops with a physicians note can be stored in the health office, as well as cough medicine.
Children may not have medication of any kind in their possession. All meds (including over-the-counter) must be brought into Health Office by an adult, with a note to prescribe from a physician. Medications can not travel on the school bus. Forms can be found on web-site. Parents may come in during the school day to administer in the absence of a physicians note.
Any child attending school with stitches, splints, wraps or casts must have a note from parent or physician. Children requiring the use of elevator, and/or other assisted devices (crutches, wheelchairs etc) must have a note from physician. Note should state reason for use and time frame. (ex. until 1/2/17 or until cleared by physician.)
PE clearances can be given with a parents note for 1 day. Anything more requires a physician’s note.
Any forms can be faxed to 845-627-0340. Please, any questions, always feel free to call me at 627-3490.