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School Health Services

Updates

NEWTON USD 373’s HEALTH PROGRAM SERVES STUDENTS AND FAMILIES BY:

  1. Promoting health and wellness for students and school staff
  2. Assessing and providing care for emergencies and illness
  3. Monitoring the immunization status of students in order to ensure compliance with Kansas immunization laws.
  4. Screening for vision difficulties in grades PreK, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, and 11.
  5. Screening for hearing difficulties in grades K, 1, 2, 5, 8, and 11.
  6. Promoting dental health through education and facilitating screenings for dental problems.
  7. Serve as a resource and provide input on subjects related to student health concerns for parents and staff.
  8. Collaborate with community agencies and health care providers in regards to health related issues within the school setting.

 

Health Guidelines

Emergency Contacts: It is imperative that school personnel be able to reach you if your child becomes ill or injured. Please be sure that your emergency phone numbers and contacts are up to date and accurate.

 

Immunizations: Students whose immunizations are not current will not be allowed to attend school. If you have questions, please see your school nurse, or view the Requirements for School Entry.

 

Health Assessment: Every student who is 8 years of age or under is required to have a health assessment completed within 90 days of enrolling in a Kansas school for the first time.

 

Chronic Health Conditions: Notify the school nurse if your child requires medication on a daily basis or has a chronic health condition such as: asthma, food allergies, diabetes, or a seizure disorder.

 

Medication Policy: Medication may be administered to students at school with the following requirements:

  • A written statement from the physician must be provided to verify that it is necessary to give prescription medication during school hours. This must also be signed and dated by the parent/guardian
  • The prescription medication container must have a pharmacy label with the student’s name, the name of the medication, the time of day it is to be given, and the physician’s name.
  • Non-prescription medication must be in the original container with the student’s name accompanied by written permission from the parent/guardian.
  • The first dose must be given at home prior to bringing it to school in case there is an allergic reaction to the medication.

Illness: Keep your child at home if they are running a fever of 100° or above or have vomited in the past 8 hours. Your child may return to school after being fever free for 24 hours without the use of anti-fever medication.