December Vison Screening
During the month of December I am conducting vision checks on all freshman. If screening indicates a need for follow up with an eye doctor (optometrist), I will send a referral for an evalution in the mail. Please follow up and ask the eye doctor to complete the bottom half and then return the form to me, the school nurse. This screening is mandated by the Dept of Education.
For your information I am available to conduct vision or hearing screenings on students in any grade during the school year.
The High School has a full time certified school nurse and clinic hours are from 7:00-2:30. Students who are ill are expected to report to the health office to be evaluated and dismissed if necessary, including students who are 18 y/o.
At the start of every school year students are expected to return a completed emergency form. This form includes information on parent?s day time telephone numbers, emergency contacts and updated health information. .
Trained school personnel can dispense medications (prescription and non-prescription) when signed permission by parents is on file in students' health record. Written physician's orders are required for all prescription medications given for more than 15 days including insulin, inhalers and epipens. All medications need to be transported to school by the consenting adult in original labeled prescription bottle or over the counter container.
Vision screening is conducted for all 9th graders with scoliosis and hearing screenings done upon request at any grade level. A physical exam completed by a health care provider needs to be on file in the health office every two years for students participating in extracurricular athletic teams.
The school nurse is always available for consultation and referral information; parents are encouraged to call when necessary. The nurse attends IEP and 504 meetings for students with health issues that impact classroom learning.
Sue Accardi, RN
207-892-1810 ext 430