The RBS nurse works cooperatively with parents to improve the health and education of all students by having healthy kids in class ready to learn and by getting sick kids the help they need.

Some ways the parents can assist this goal:

  • Feed your child a nutritious and filling breakfast to prevent midmorning headaches and hunger pangs.
  • Please keep sick and contagious children home.  Follow the school’s illness policy.
  • Please try to pick up your sick child within a reasonable amount of time (1 hr).  The health room does not have enough room or staff for the TLC necessary to keep sick kids for a prolonged period.
  • Complete any appropriate form for medications needed in school.  Please note that, by law, the school cannot administer medications without a written note from the doctor.  A phone call to or from the parent is insufficient.

Maintaining a current immunization record by submitting an updated record ONLY when new shots have been given.  Note: This is NOT an annual requirement!  More information can be found at The Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s back to school immunization page.

RBS Illness Policy

Please do not send a child to school hoping they will feel better.  A child with any of the following symptoms in the last 24 hours is not permitted to be in school:

  • Fever equal to or greater than of 100º F orally (or 99 º F axillary)
  • Vomiting or diarrhea
  • Green mucus from the nose
  • Inflamed throat or mouth
  • Pink eye especially with thick or gooey drainage
  • Frequent or persistent coughing or sneezing
  • Untreated skin infections (boils, ringworm, impetigo, and unexplained rash)
  • Symptoms of childhood diseases (scarlet fever, mumps, chickenpox, measles)

Nurse’s Note: For the most part, children unintentionally share germs regularly though personal contact, poor hand washing and little to no use of “personal space.”  Please keep in mind that if your child is even mildly contagious, they will probably get their friends sick.

Forms

Medical Administration Form (click to download): This form covers the following:

  • General over-the-counter medications: Tylenol (acetaminophen), Ibuprofen, Benadryl, Sugar-Free Cough Drops, Chloraseptic Menthol Lozenges, Tums, & Hydrocortisone Cream
  • Rescue medications: Inhalers, Nebulizers, and Epipens

Prescription Medication Administration Form (click to download): This form covers the following:

  • ADD medication
  • Antibiotic
  • Midol
  • Others

For the safety of all children, please do not allow your child to carry ANY medications other than authorized emergency rescue medications.  Rescue medications (certain inhalers and epipens) can be authorized by the physician on this form.

If you have any old uniforms (shirts, pants, sweaters, etc) that you no longer use, please consider donating them to the health room.