Mrs. Jennifer Russell, BSN, RN,
I am the school nurse at Allen Elementary. I am in the clinic every Tuesday from 8 AM – 3 PM. You can reach me at 740.774.1119. If I am not in the building, away from my desk, or busy with a student, please feel free to leave me a message and I will return you call, or send an email to:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vision and hearing screenings are completed each year for grades: K, 1, 3 and 5. Any student who does not pass the standards set forth by the Ohio Department of Health will receive a letter explaining the test results.
If a student needs to take a prescription or over-the-counter medication during the school day, the school nurse must have a Medication Authorization Form on file in the clinic. No medication will be given without the appropriate signatures on file.
Head lice is always a concern in schools because anyone can get lice from direct hair to hair contact or by sharing personal items or clothes. Check your child’s hair regularly. If you suspect lice, ask your health care provider to recommend appropriate treatment. Inform the school nurse that your child has head lice. Your child may not return to school until he/she has been treated and all lice are removed. A parent must accompany the child back to school, and have the school nurse or secretary check their head.
Be Proactive… Please encourage your child to wash their hands frequently, to keep their hands out of their mouths, and to never share food or drinks. Please instruct your child to cover their cough or sneeze with a tissue or their elbow/ sleeve, not their hands.
Your child should stay home from school if they have any or the following symptoms:
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea
- Fever > 100 degrees
- Cough with colored nasal discharge
- Itchy or red eyes with drainage
- An unusual rash
Ultimately, healthy children make the best learners. Please help your child have a successful school year.
It is important that your child should always get at least 8 hours of sleep, and eat breakfast every morning.