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School Health Services

We believe that providing safe and high-quality health care in the educational setting results in better learning for our students.
Our schools are staffed by both licensed school nurses and RN staff nurses on a full-time basis. The only time a school clinic will be monitored by an office staff member is when the school nurse or staff nurse is not available due to lunch, duties in a classroom, or lack of availability of a substitute nurse.
 
Our Staff
Licensed school nurses are registered nurses who hold a school nursing license through the Ohio Department of Education. They provide emergency first aid, conduct vision and hearing screenings, enforce state rules and regulations regarding immunizations, and maintain complete health records on every student. To ensure that the health needs of our students are met by a registered nurse on a regular basis, our RN staff nurses are available in the school clinics when the licensed school nurse is not present.
 
Please view our School Health Services contact page for a list of our staff members and their contact information.
 
Clinic Guidelines
The school clinic is a first aid station for problems occurring at school. It is not a diagnostic clinic. Please do not send your child to school when he/she is obviously not feeling well or has symptoms of illness. That being said, our nurses are always available for consultation regarding health issues that affect your child’s education.

If a child becomes ill or is injured at school, and the illness or injury is medically significant or may become significant, the nurse or a member of the office staff will notify the child’s parents. If we are unable to reach either parent by phone, the alternate person (as designated on the Emergency Medical Authorization form and other information provided by the parent) will be called. It is very important that parents provide the school with updated contact and medical information on the Emergency Medical Authorization Form available through OneView.
Students will be sent home if they are exhibiting the following symptoms:  
  • Fever  (anything over 100.4, or over 100 with certain symptoms)
  • Vomiting for a reason possibly having to do with a contagious illness
  • Active head lice
  • A generalized rash of unknown origin
  • Any other symptoms at the discretion of the nurse.
Parents are responsible for providing or arranging transportation for children who are sent home. If a fever has been confirmed, students must be fever-free for 24 hours before returning to school. If a student has had more than one episode of vomiting, there should be 24 hours since the last episode before the student returns to school.
 
Special Medical Concerns
When completing any medical information, please list any medical issues and regular medications. If there is a medical issue that may require emergency treatment (i.e., diabetes, seizures, severe allergies), please provide medication/treatment orders and any other information on or before the student’s first day of school. Feel free to contact any of our licensed school nurses to discuss and plan skilled nursing procedures that may be required for your child at school. For skilled nursing procedures such as tube feedings, catheterization, etc.,  please contact your child’s building licensed school nurse for specific forms.
 
Immunizations
Beavercreek City Schools follows the direction of the Ohio Department of Health in carrying out section 3701.13 of the Ohio Revised Code, which specifies required immunizations. According to the Ohio Department of Health, students must have all required immunizations within 14 school days to avoid exclusion from school. Click here to visit the Ohio Department of Health’s page for specific requirements.
Medication Administration
Prescribed medication will not be administered without a physician's order. Certain non-prescribed or "over-the-counter" medications can be administered by a district nurse or staff member who has completed the district medication administration training, and the parent has completed the "Medication Request for Non-Prescribed Medication" form.  This form is sent home with students on the first day of school or with parents at registration, and is also available on this page.  Medication should not be transported with a student on a school bus except under special circumstances. Special circumstances are defined in Board policy: Policy 5330 Use of Medications.
 
Health-related Screenings
Students will be screened according to the mandates of the Ohio Department of Health, as follows:
 
Vision:
  1. Preschool children: Children attending a school-based program shall be screened annually for each year he/she is enrolled in preschool. Children who cannot be screened using school-based methods will be referred for a comprehensive eye exam by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. 
  2. School-aged children must be screened in grades: Kindergarten, first, third, fifth, seventh, ninth and eleventh. 
  3. By November 1, a student enrolled for the first time in either kindergarten or first grade must be given a vision screening in accordance with the requirements set forth by ODH in R.C. section 3313.673 (Appendix A).
  4. In addition, the following school children should be screened annually or upon occurrence: • Children new to the school with no previously documented vision screening. • Children referred by a teacher or other school personnel. • Children absent during the previous vision screening. • Children whose parent/guardian request a vision screening
Hearing:
  1. All children in kindergarten, first, third, fifth, and ninth grades
  2. All new  students, regardless of grade (if no record of testing in the past 12 months)
  3. All children referred by a teacher
  4. Preschool children enrolled in school-based program upon entrance to the program and every year before entering school
  5. Children who request a hearing screening
  6. Children of parents who request a hearing screening
If a student is referred for failed vision or hearing and there is no documented follow up in a timely manner, that student will be rescreened and a parent or guardian will be contacted.

Health-related Requests for Dismissal from PE Class
Physical Education is a normal part of our curriculum, and students are required to participate. Students may be excused for one period by bringing a note from home. Requests for more lengthy dismissals must come from a doctor.
 
Classroom Teaching
Our certified school nurses may present health-related lessons in the classroom  to promote student health and education. Programs that may be provided by the school nurses include:
  • Hand washing and infection control
  • Human growth and development, including puberty/sexuality education (depending on the age)
  • Specific lessons requested by a parent with a child with a special health concern in the classroom, such as diabetes or food allergiesOther lessons as requested by teachers.
Control of Casual Contact Communicable Diseases and Pests
Because schools have a high concentration of people, it is necessary to take specific measures when the health or safety of the group is at risk. The school’s professional staff has the authority to remove or isolate a student who has or potentially has a contagious illness.
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