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Health Services/Nurse

Welcome to the Colonel Johnson Nurse web page. The Health Office will be open Monday through Friday 7:50 to 3:10 to be of service to you and your children. For any questions, feel free to call me at: 417-8406.

No medication (prescription or over the counter) is to be brought to school unless it is the original prescription (or over the counter) container along with a form signed by the doctor. Students with Asthma, Diabetes, Seizure Disorder and Life-Threatening Allergies require an action plan with both parental and doctor signature. Students at this age are often not capable of self-carrying medication and medication will be administered by the Nurse or school staff trained to administer medication.

Please let me know if your child has any food allergies. A note signed by a Doctor confirming that a student has a life-threatening food allergy will be needed before any foods can be adjusted from school served lunch from the cafeteria. I will be making a list of foods not to be in your child's class. This is to make sure those foods are not accidentally brought in or are not in the ingredients of pantry foods that other parents bring in during the school year for snacks, parties, etc.

If your Child is sick:
Fever: Students must be fever free (under 100.0) without fever-reducing medication for approximately 24 hours before returning to school.
Rash: Students should not be sent to school with a rash without a physician’s note for clearance.
Antibiotics: If a health practitioner has a student on antibiotics, the student should be taking the medication for 24 hours before returning to school.
Vomiting /Diarrhea: If a student is vomiting/ having diarrhea, they should stay home from school until resolved for 24 hours. Exceptions are made when a student has a non-communicable condition.
Tonsillitis or Strep Throat: Until recovered and/or if on an antibiotic. A child should have had at least 24 hours of treatment and be fever free 24 hours before returning to school (without the use of Tylenol and Motrin).
Flu: Students must be fever free (under 100.0) without fever-reducing medication for approximately 24 hours before returning to school and well enough to attend school in a comfortable manner. Please be aware that anti-viral medication (i.e. Tamiflu) is not the same as an antibiotic and does decrease transmission of illness.

School Nurse: Gina Thomas


Phone: (520)417-8406