Mrs. Carrie Loheider, Nurse
812-636-8000 extension 3010
A new requirement for schools as of July 1, 2005, mandates that each public, non-public, and charter school distribute materials concerning Meningococcal disease and its vaccines to students and parents/guardians each year.
Resources for schools and families to obtain information about Meningococcal disease in addition to their local physicians/health care provider and local health department include in the following websites:
• The Indiana State Department of Health
• The Center for Disease control and Preventions
• The Indiana Department of Education Student Services, School Health
• Academy of Family Physicians
• Academy of Pediatrics
Communicable Disease Policy: The school will follow the guidelines set forth by the Indiana State Department of Health for exclusion of students with communicable diseases to protect the general school population. Any questions about length of exclusion may be directed to your physician, the school nurse, or the school office. Students with temperatures of 100 or more will be sent home.
Fever free: Students who are sick need to be fever free (without the aid of medicine) for 24 hours prior to returning to school.
Lice: Every year, every school in the state of Indiana has this problem at one time or another, and North Daviess is no different. This is something that in many cases cannot be avoided. Everyone is susceptible, and this medical condition has no social or economic boundaries. All your child has to do is use someone else’s comb or come into physical contact in some way in order to have these little pests passed on. We do all we can to ensure your child does not get them at school, but sometimes it just happens. When we do find a case, every child in the classroom is checked. North Daviess Elementary has a “no-live-lice” policy. The nurse is available to assist with training on treatment procedures.
NDCSC Medication Policy: In the event a child needs to have medication at school, the parent/guardian must assume the responsibility of delivering it to the school office. Medication will be dispensed under the following conditions:
- The ordering physician’s written instructions shall accompany the medication.
- The dated, written permission of a parent or guardian is on file in the office.
- The medication shall be sent to the school in minimum amounts and in a safe, durable container.
- The medication shall be located in a place designated by the principal (prescription medicines must be located in the office).
- Only the school nurse, principal and/or that person’s designee may dispense medication.
- A non-prescription medication provided by the parent/guardian may be given by the school nurse upon the written permission of a parent or guardian when that permission includes a description of the medicine, the dosage, and the time of administration.
The school nurse or other designated employee will check the medication and arrange for safekeeping.