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
6th Grade parents received notices with their student’s recent progress report if the student needs a Tdap: Tetanuss/pertussis booster vaccine by 7th grade (August 2019). Documentation needs to be turned in to the nurse and can be in the form of a doctor’s note or copy of the vaccine record. It may be delivered personally, by email scan or by fax. If you do not receive a notice, than your student already has the vaccine documentation turned in.
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.