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 regard to Illness and Medication Policies. I am so excited to get to know our Sabercat students!
Notes from the Nurse
Important Health Updates
Flu season is upon us. Please continue to encourage good handwashing, covering coughs and sneezes, and keeping your student home if sick. The district is again following the recommended guidelines from the health department in regards to exclusion. Any healthcare provider diagnosed flu case will be excluded from school for 5 days from onset of symptoms. This means that the minimum time of exclusion is 5 days and longer if fever is still present at 5 days. Please call the school or nurse if you have any questions or concerns. Also, please let the school know if your student has been diagnosed with the flu. This will help us keep track of cases in and around our school community.
*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.
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.