Nurse's Corner

Planet Kids at Wellington has a full-time school nurse. She provides first aid to the sick and injured, does screenings, gives necessary medications and cares for students with chronic health problems. In order to protect the health and well-being of the students in each of our schools, it is vital for parents and our nurse to maintain an open dialogue about your child.

Health Assessment/School Physicals:

As required by Florida law, all students up to the age of nine must have on file a completed health assessment (physical) form. The assessment may be completed by a physician. Exemptions under this policy may be obtained by a written statement signed by one parent/guardian that the student is adherent of a religious denomination whose teachings are opposed to such assessments. 

Immunizations:

Immunization requirements and recommendations for the school year are based on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommendations and the consensus of the Governor’s Child Health Advisory Committee Immunization Workgroup.

 

Medication:

Students with prescription medication must be administered through the school’s administration office under the supervision of the school nurse and are to be brought to school by the parent or guardian in the prescribed bottle accompanied by a current signed Request For Administration Of Medication by the student’s prescribing physician and parent/guardian. 

Illness:

Students who are ill should never be sent to school. Students with temperatures at or above 100 degrees will be sent home. They must be fever free and symptom for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication before returning to class. 

Important Topics For Parents: 

The Flu: A Guide for Parents

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/parents/index.htm

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