Sharon has the services of a nurse. It is not the function of the nurse to diagnose health difficulties nor to prescribe treatment. Rather, she is to render first-aid when needed, serve as an advisor to the school in matters pertaining to health and assist in the general health program of the school.
HepB: The minimum age for the 3rd dose of Hepatitis B is 24 weeks of age.
DTaP: 4 doses of DTaP/DTP/DT are acceptable if 4th dose was administered on or after child’s 4th birthday.
Polio*: 3 doses of Polio are acceptable for all grade levels if the 3rd dose was given on or after the 4th birthday and at least 6 months after the previous dose. *For students in grades K-10, the final dose must be administered on or after the 4th birthday and be administered at least 6 months after the previous dose.
Varicella: Physician documentation of disease history, including month and year, is proof of immunity for children entering preschool through 12th grade. Parent report of disease history is not acceptable.
Tdap: There is no minimum interval from the last Td dose.
MCV4: Individuals who receive dose 1 on or after the 16th birthday only need 1 dose of MCV4.
Hepatitis A: The minimum interval between 1st and 2nd dose is 6 calendar months. 2 doses are required for all grades K-12.
Students with special needs such as asthma, diabetes & other chronic illnesses are monitored by health office staff. Parents are asked to notify the nurse’s office of any special needs that their child may have.
Medication is dispensed as directed by a doctor or parent. Prescription medications must be labeled according to the doctor's prescription. ALL medication must be in the original container. Do not send medication in a baggie or envelope. We are not allowed to dispense it this way. We are prohibited by law from sending medication home with students. All medication must be picked up by a parent or designated adult. Students are allowed to carry medication only when designated by a doctor.
Kris Roncannon, RN - School Nurse
Jammie Moore - Health Aide