Welcome to the SES Clinic!
I am Nurse Kim at SES. I wanted to share some information that might be helpful for you to know this year.
Absences: You will get the automated attendance call from the School Board Office. Please send a note when they return to school (email or written) to email@example.com . It is helpful for the nurse to know a reason for absences especially if it is illness related. Please report all covid related absences to the nurse via email or phone call to 898-0375 so contact tracing can be completed as needed.
Illness: If a student feels sick please keep them home. Per YCSD policy a student may return to school when they have been without symptoms that include, but are not limited to fever (100.0 or higher), vomiting or diarrhea, frequent coughing, body aches/fatigue for a period of 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medications). If you have any questions about when a student should return to school, please contact the Nurse at 898-0375. Students should have an improvement in symptoms upon returning to school to include:
-fever 100.0 F or higher (needs to be fever free for a full 24 hours prior to the return)
-New cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
-New loss of taste or smell
-Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea (vomit/diarrhea free for a full 24 hours before returning)
-unusual rash (contact your medical provider)
-unusual red/pink eyes not explained by allergies or injury
Medications: If it is necessary for your student to take medications while at school, the medication must be provided to the clinic by a parent or guardian in the original container. Students are not allowed to transport medications. All prescription medications must have a pharmacy label that is current with the administration label attached. Asthma medications require a doctor signed Asthma Action Plan done yearly. Spacers are encouraged for inhaler use. Epi-Pens should have a doctor signed Life Threatening Allergy Management Plan (LAMP form) or Allergy Action Plan. You will also be asked to sign a parent permission form when the medication is signed into the clinic. If it is a short-term medication, such as an antibiotic, ask the doctor if it can be given around school hours to minimize interruptions to the school day. *All medications must be picked up from the clinic by the last day of school or it will be disposed of per YCSD policy.
Forms: I have many forms available on the SES clinic page. Physicals , Medication Permission, Asthma Action plans, Severe Allergy plans, Seizure Action Plans, etc. To print these, go the the SES home page, click the “About” tab, clinic is the first choice, click on “clinic” drop down, then click on “clinic forms”, choose which form you need to print.
PE Excuses: Illness and Injury can result in limited activities while at school. If this happens, a parent note is good for 3 PE days. If your child has a sprain or fracture (or brace), the doctor’s note should say how long they are anticipated to be out of PE/Recess and then a note to return to activity once they are cleared. Any student coming to school with a brace, splint or cast should also have a note to accompany them and to provide activity guidance for us during their healing time.
Food Allergies: Please notify the Nurse and Teacher of any food allergies your student may have as soon as possible. If medications such as Epi-Pen or Benadryl are required, please see the medications section above. Epi-Pens come with 2 pens in the box and if symptoms are not resolved or EMS has not arrived, a 2nd dose is needed within 10-15 minutes.
Dietary Needs: If your student requires an accommodation during the school day, please bring the Special Dietary Needs form completed by your doctor.
Clothing: I encourage every child to have a change of clothes at school. There are many reasons a child may need to change clothes during the school day. Spilled lunches, mud, bloody noses and illness often create the need for a change of clothes. When they have clothes, they are able to quickly change and return to the classroom. If they require a change of clothes throughout their day, we will contact you to provide one if they do not have one already at school.
It is important to keep your contact information current in the office. In the event of illness or injury, I will call the numbers listed in Aspen. I will continue down the list in the case of an emergency. If not an emergency, I will leave a message if your phone allows it. Please feel free to contact me if you need any assistance. I look forward to a safe and healthy year!
Items to always bring or keep at school every day:
-A few Clean Masks (I keep my fabric masks in a clean zip lock bag in my purse)
-A Change of Clothes (I keep an extra pair of scrubs for myself in the clinic)-accidents and spills happen
-A Water Bottle (the kids can fill them up at water stations to stay hydrated throughout the day)