Welcome to the Pleasant Valley Elementary School Nurses’ Website!
Every day there will be a nurse available to provide health care whenever school is in session. Our primary mission is to provide exceptional health services to support every student’s academic success. The school nurse will work with the child’s physician, parent, and other school personnel to meet special health needs in school so that the child benefits from their educational program. We value a compassionate and collaborative health care approach. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to call the School Nurse any time that they have any questions or concerns. Below is Key Information to communicate to the School Nurse:
- There is a new medical diagnosis or change in your child’s physical, behavioral, or emotional health status.
- A New Allergy
- A newly prescribed medication or change in dose of current medication
- A head injury or concussion
- An injury requiring sutures, casting, splints, or mobility assistance of crutches or wheelchair
- A serious injury, illness, or condition requiring emergency treatment, hospitalization, or surgery
- Contagious conditions such as chickenpox, whooping cough, conjunctivitis, or flu
- Chronic or acute illness
- Vision or hearing difficulties
- If there is a transitional change in your family or traumatic event that may affect your child (death of a family member or friend, death of a pet, family medical or mental health issues, the birth of a sibling, changes in employment, changes in housing, military deployment, marital or relationship status of a parent or guardian, or situation of abuse or violence)
- It is essential that all students have a completed and updated Emergency Medical Procedure Form on file so that nurses are able to reach parents/guardians. Please keep the school nurses updated with the most current cell/work/home phone numbers and email addresses, best way to be contacted, and please update all emergency contact information phone numbers.
Please keep your child home when the following symptoms are present:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or greater within the last 24 hours
- Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the last 24 hours
- Strep infections of any kind, untreated ringworm, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are all contagious infections and must be treated with medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school
- Rash of unknown origin- this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician
- Untreated lice infestation
- All earaches, toothaches, and frequent headaches should be evaluated by a physician.
Participation in Physical Education and/or Recess:
When it is necessary to excuse your child from Physical Education or recess due to an illness or injury, written documentation is required from your child’s physician. Written documentation is also required to resume participation in Physical Education and recess.
Medications at school:
All medication that is to be administered at school require a physician’s order and has to be brought in by the parent/guardian in a current labeled prescription bottle or box. If there is a dosage change, then the school must be provided with a new updated physician’s order and prescription label on bottle. All inhalers and epi-pens also require a physician’s order. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Nurse’s Office at 814-946-8397 ext. 5107.
Physicals and Dentals:
A physical is required for Kindergarten and Sixth Grade, and a dental exam is required for Kindergarten and Third Grade. The Physicals will be due by March of 2020, and dentals by January of 2020. If we do not receive a private physical or dental exam by the above dates, in accordance with state law, we will take this as consent to have the school physical examination and dental examination performed on your child. A notification will be sent home once the dates are scheduled with the physicians that will inform you of the exact date that the examinations will be completed.
**Please never hesitate to call and speak with the nurses if you have any concerns regarding the health care needs of your child. You can reach Nurse Amanda and/or Nurse Connie at 814-946-8397 ext. 5107. Our fax number is 814-946-8399. **