Degrees and Certifications:
Welcome to Summit Trail Middle School! My name is Annie Collins and I’m the school nurse at STMS. I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Baker University. This will be my 16th year as a nurse, 7th year as a school nurse and 1st year working in the Olathe School District. Your students and their health, well-being, and safety are very important to me. Please feel free to contact me via phone or email if you have any questions or concerns regarding your student. Also, please visit the Health Section under the Parent tab on our district webpage if you have any questions in regards to Illness and Medication Policies. I am so excited to get to know our Sabercat students!
Notes from the Nurse
Due to ongoing research into the effectiveness of immunizations against vaccine-preventable diseases,two provisional changes have been made to immunization requirements (Kansas Administrative Regulations 28-1-20) for the 2019-2020 school year to support the health of children and the school community.
- Hepatitis A: Two doses are required with a minimum of six months between dose one and dose two. This is required for early childhood (pre-kindergarten), kindergarten and first-grade students.
- Meningococcal (A, C, W, Y): One dose is required for seventh grade students. The second dose is required for entry into 11th grade to complete the two-dose series.
- Student entering in to 7th grade for the 2019-2020 school year will now be required to have their Tdap immunization and the first dose of the Meningococcal vaccine.
Parents may check their child’s immunization record by signing into the ParentVUE website.
Sports physicals for the 2019/2020 school year must be done after May 1st, 2019 to count for the upcoming school year. Link for the physical form: http://www.kshsaa.org/Public/PDF/FORM-PPE.pdf
IMPORTANT HEALTH UPDATES
Cold and flu season is already upon us. Please remember to use good handwashing skills. Use soap and water if possible but if not available, hand sanitizer is okay too! Cover your sneezes and coughs and get plenty of rest!
*Please consider getting you and your child a flu shot this season. It may not completely protect them from getting the flu but it can decrease the symptoms and duration of the illness. Influenza spread rapidly in our community and around the country last year. Due to this, the Johnson County Health Department has now recommended that students diagnosed with the flu/influenza stay home for seven (7) days from the onset of symptoms. The Olathe School District will follow these recommendations.
In addition, our district protocols for illnesses will also continue to be reinforced. Please do not send your student to school if they are sick or exhibiting signs of illness. Students must be free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications before returning to school.
Thank you for your continued help and support in keeping our Sabercats healthy and safe! As always, please feel free to contact the school nurse if you have any questions or concerns.