Notes from the Nurse

  • HEALTH INFORMATION FOR PARENTS UPON RETURN TO SCHOOL:

    • Teach your kids to wear a mask. Practice at home. Make sure the mask fits comfortably and covers both nose and mouth and doesn’t slip down.  A lanyard for the mask helps your child keep track of the mask.
    • Update your contact information with more than one phone number that will be answered during the day. If you child is sick we ask their parent or designated adult to pick them up within 30 minutes of our call.
    • Keeps sick kids home. If in doubt, keep them home and call the nurse. If your student has been exposed directly to someone with Covid, keep them home and call the school nurse.
    • Medication – the school nurse can still administer any prescribed medication to your child. You will need a doctor’s order. Forms here: Medication  Form   Medication Form/Spanish   
    • If your child has asthma, be sure your child has their inhaler.  You should have a doctor’s order and signed releaseForms here:         Self Carry Medication Form   Self Carry Medication Form/Spanish  
    • Have your child carry any OTC – over the counter - medication they may need throughout the day, ie. Pain reliever like ibuprofen or acetaminophen, and cough drops.
    • Have kids self-carry items that will keep them in class such as: chapstick, waterbottle, feminine products, and OTC meds for cramps etc.
    • Olathe Public Schools will follow Johnson County Health department guidelines for illness reporting, quarantine and isolation.

    IMMUNIZATION DOCUMENTS:

    Immunization Update March 2019

    Parent Form Immunization Requirements for Next Year

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  • Medications

    Posted by Webmaster on 4/12/2018

    All prescription medications that are to be given at school for 2019-2020 must have a doctor's order dated AFTER May 1, 2019. 

     

    Download the medication form on the district website

     

    Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications Middle School and High School Medication Policy:

    The middle school and high school medication policy varies slightly from the elementary school policy and encourages increased responsibility.

    All prescribed medications should be brought to the school nurse’s attention.

      • Many medications prescribed for attention deficit disorder and emotional problems, including depression, are controlled substances. Controlled substances require an annual doctor’s note and parent’s authorization and must dispensed from the health room under the supervision of the school nurse. (download Medication Authorization Form in PDF format — English or Spanish) The physician/dentist signature may be on this form or be received by the school on another form including a fax from the physician/dentist office. The doctor's note should not be dated earlier than May 1 preceding the school year for which it is applicable.

         
      • Students in sixth through 12th grades with diagnosis of asthma or severe allergies may carry and self-administer emergency medication. Kansas law states that this self-administration policy require written parent and physician signature specifying the name and purpose of medication, prescribed dosage, conditions under which the medication is to be self-administered and verification that the student has been instructed in self-administration, etc. (download the Authorization Form for Self – Administration of Emergency Asthma/Allergy Medication in PDF format — English or Spanish)

         
      • Antibiotics and other non-controlled prescription medications can be carried and self-administered by the student at the nurse's discretion. Medication must be in the original prescription bottle.

         
      • Over-the-counter medications (Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough drops, etc.) may be carried and self-administered by students without written parent and/or physician signature. A limited supply of over-the-counter medications is available from the health room. Parents provide permission during online enrollment for the school nurse to administer over-the-counter medications.

         
      • In addition, these general rules apply:

         
      • All medication is to be carried in its original container.

         
      • At no time should a student give medication to another student.

         
      • The principal may revoke the self-medication privilege of any student found to be in violation of the policy.
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  • Physicals

    Posted by Webmaster on 4/12/2018

    For the next school year, 2019/2020, all sports require a new physical dated AFTER May 1, 2019.

    Download the physical form 

    Download the concussion release form

    Download the substance abuse agreement form  

    Always make a copy of the completed physical form for home.  In the event it is lost, you have an extra copy.

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