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!!! Alerts !!!
- We have had a few more cases Influenza A cases again this week. Symptoms of influenza (the flu) are muscle aches and soreness, headaches and fever. We continue to be diligent with our disinfection of desks and other surfaces to prevent further spread. As with any illness, please practice caution in sending your child to school before they have been fever free for 24 hours without medication and are feeling better.
Welcome to the Nurse’s Corner for Wolf Creek Elementary
Hello Wolf Creek Parents and Students!
I am Nurse Jenny. This is my first year working at Wolf Creek Elementary, I am excited to be here for you and your children. I have been a Registered Nurse for 10 years. My background has been emergency room nursing as well as Nurse Advisor for medical bill review of workers' compensation. I am looking forward to working with your children.
Please contact me if your child has any health concerns so the I may provide the best health care possible while he/she is at school. For example: asthma, food allergies, seasonal allergies, medications, injuries, surgery, and new medications. I will need a signed doctor’s order to give prescription medications to your child. I will also need a signed doctors note for any activity restrictions needed at school.
If your child receives any immunizations this year, please provide written documentation to update his/her health records here at school.
Your child may have vision, hearing, and dental screenings performed this year. You will be notified if your child has any difficulties with these screenings.
When Should Your Child Stay Home From School?
Wolf Creek Elementary follows the exclusion recommendations set forth by the Johnson County Health Department. Please see "Exclusion Recommendations" under the Health Resources page for other conditions not listed below. Please follow these guidelines:
- Your child must be excluded from school if he or she has a fever of 100 degrees or higher. Your child may return to school when he or she has been fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever –reducing medications.
- Your child must be free of vomiting, diarrhea, purulent eye drainage for 24 hours before returning to school.
- Your child should remain home for 24 hours after starting an antibiotic therapy.
Jennifer Talbott, R.N.