Health Room News
Erin Banghart, LPN
Holy Family School
17 N. Convent Ave.
Nazareth, PA 18064
Janet Davis, RN
HFS Fridays 7:45-3:00
Nazareth Area School District
94 Friedenstahl Ave.
K/1st and 6th grade
K/1st, 3rd and 7th grade
K-3 and 7th grade
6th and 7th grade
All of the grades will be screened for vision, up to date immunizations, height and weight including body mass index.
Medication in school
Medications will be given in school only in exceptional circumstances when the child's health may be jeopardized without it. A written statement from the prescribing doctor or dentist shall be required. This statement shall include the name of the medication, the dose, the time to be given and possible reaction if any. Please call your school nurse for the required form. Parent signature is also required.
This procedure must be followed for prescription as well as over the counter medications.
The medication must be brought to school in a bottle marked with:
Name of students
Name of physician
Name of medication
Time to be given
If this procedure is not followed the medication will not be given.
When should you keep your child home from school???
(Holy Family follows the guidelines of Nazareth Area School District)
The following information should be considered a guideline for keeping an ill child home. Of course parents know their child's health status and ability to "tough out" various common childhood illnesses. Parents who have specific questions or concerns should call their school nurse.
1. Colds - What seems like a mild cold with symptoms such as a runny nose may indeed be allergies. If the child does not have a fever or a severe cough, don't keep the child home. On the other hand colds especially those with a fever can be signs of a more serious problem. These children should stay home.
2. Fever - Any child with a temperature of 100 degrees or above should stay home until the fever is normal for 24 hours. If the fever is accompanied by a sore throat, earache, nausea, listlessness, or a rash the child may be contagious.
3. Diarrhea or Vomiting - Children need to stay home if either occurred during the previous night.
4. Strep Throat or Scarlet Fever - Both are highly contagious. These children need antibiotics and may return to school with a doctor’s permission while they are being treated. Remember to complete the prescribed medication.
5. Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) - This can be highly contagious depending on the cause. Children can return to school with the permission of the treating doctor. Practice good hand washing.
6. Ear Infections - If left untreated ear infections can cause hearing loss. They should be treated immediately. Children with pain and or fever should remain at home.
7. Chicken Pox - Children must stay home for at least 6 days after the last crop of vesicles appear. Never give aspirin or Ibuprofen.
8. Lice - Children must be treated before they come to school. Nits must be removed as a part of the treatment. Use an appropriate lice shampoo.
If you are not sure about when to keep a child home or have questions about treatment call your child's doctor or your school nurse.
Items needed in the Health Room
Tissues-always in need
Minute Maid apple juice boxes
Premium brand Saltines crackers
Ginger Ale-small cans
5oz plastic cups