Clinic

Linda Bean, Nurse
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Lisa Cassidy, Clinic Clerk
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Linda Ostrander, Nurse-At-Will

HEALTH SERVICES & REGULATIONS
The Fort Zumwalt School District will provide a vision screening test to students in grades kindergarten, one, three and five. Test results will be entered into the student’s health records. Hearing screenings will be given to students in Kindergarten, first, second and fourth grades. Parents will be notified if there are any concerns as a result of these screenings and a referral will be sent home for follow up with their own physician.
State law requires that school age child receive the following series of immunizations: polio, measles, mumps, rubella, diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, Hepatitis B and Varicella (chickenpox). Any medical or religious exemption must be signed by a physician and/or parent and filed with the school annually.

CLINIC
There is a Registered Nurse in each elementary building.

ILLNESS OR INJURY
In the event a child becomes ill or is seriously injured, the clinic will contact the parent by telephone. Parents need to report to the office when arriving at school. If a parent can not be reached, the nurse will call the emergency numbers listed on the student’s contact form. In critical situations, the student will be transported immediately to the nearest hospital.

EMERGENCY INFORMATION
We must have up-to-date emergency information on file for each student. For your child’s welfare, please notify the school immediately if there are changes in your address, phone number, diagnosed allergies, or with your emergency contact person.

MEDICINE AND TREATMENT
Administration of prescription medication is the responsibility of the home and when possible, should not be given at school. However, when the appropriate form (Appx. R1), SIGNED BY A DOCTOR, is filed by the parent with the school, prescription medication may be taken by the child when administered by school personnel in the clinic. Prescription medication must be secured in a current, appropriately labeled pharmacy bottle. It is suggested that medications be brought to school by the parent/guardian. If this is not possible, the medication is to be taken to the nurse’s office immediately upon arrival at school. Any remaining prescription medication must be picked up from the clinic by an adult. For administration of over-the-counter medication, please contact the building nurse.

PETS
Parents should make sure that pets do not follow children to school. Safety precautions require that the police department be called to pick up stray animals on the school grounds.