Fairbrook Elementary School Health Services
Teressa Lewis, BSN, RN, LSN-Licensed School Nurse, Mondays and Tuesdays email@example.com
Tracey Baker, RN-Classified Nurse, Wednesday-Friday Tracey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinic Contact Information
Clinic direct line: 937-458-2493 (please call with specific questions)
Fax number: 937-429-7687 (you may have your doctor fax us information)
You may visit the clinic or print forms from the district web page: School Health Services
Student Health Records
The School Nurse is responsible for maintenance of accurate student health records. This includes the enforcement of state laws regarding immunizations.
In Ohio, children must have been immunized against the common childhood diseases prior to entrance to school. If you have any questions about immunizations, please call the school nurse. Immunization records should be provided on or before the first day for a new student. By state law, any student not up to date on immunizations must be excluded after 14 school days if he or she is not in process of obtaining these immunizations.
Beavercreek Schools' student population includes students with a variety of special medical as well as educational needs. The nurses assist in meeting these needs by performing skilled nursing procedures such as diabetic blood sugar testing, tube feedings, and urinary catheterization as needed.
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 section of OneView 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.
In the interest of student health and in promoting good health practices, Beavercreek City Schools conducts a program of health screenings. These screenings are conducted according to guidelines of the Ohio Department of Health. These screenings include hearing and vision screenings for all students in Kindergarten and Grades 1, 3, 5. If a student does not pass a screening, we will rescreen in a few weeks. If the student still shows signs of vision or hearing difficulty, we will send a referral letter home, recommending evaluation by a vision or hearing specialist. Keep in mind that these are screenings to detect possible problems and should not take the place of an exam by your doctor.
A hand washing program is conducted in the fall in the 1st grade classrooms by Nursing student from Wright State University. This program helps the children understand the concept of germs and the importance of hand washing in preventing illness. Children get to use "glow germ" lotion on their hands, which glows under a black light, and then wash their hands to see if they got it all off. They also bring a chart home to keep track of when they are washing their hands.
Other classroom programs conducted by the School Nurse include a "Human Growth and Development" presentation in the spring. This program is presented to 4th and 5th grade boys and girls separately and helps them to understand the changes that their bodies are or soon will be going through during early puberty.
The Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Network: http://www.foodallergy.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: http://www.cdc.gov
National Institute of Health: http://www.nih.gov
Ohio Department of Health: http://www.odh.ohio.gov
Greene County Combined Health District: http://www.gcchd.org