Welcome to the Smyrna High School Nurse's Page
Welcome back to the 2019-2020 school year. Our main function of nursing is to take care of health related problems and needs that occur during normal school hours. Students and parents are asked to contact the school nurse if they have any questions concerning the student's medical needs. During the school year, health screening is provided for selected students. The screening includes vision, hearing, and orthopedic screening. When conditions are found that merit attention, parents are notified. For health and safety reasons, ALL STUDENTS MUST HAVE A PASS TO THE NURSE. It can not be a stop off between classes.
MEDICATIONS - State Board of Education policy requires a note for the administration of medication by the school nurse. Only a school nurse is permitted to administer medications during school hours. Medications prescribed by a doctor must be sent in the original container with proper labeling along with a note from the parent stating that it is to be administered at school. In addition, controlled medications must be brought in by an adult and handed to the nurse with the exact count of pills in the container. Students must have parent permission for Tylenol, Ibuprofen, or Tums to be given during the day. If there is not a current emergency card on file, no medications can be given. Students may carry an asthmatic "quick relief" inhaler or an emergency epi-pen if:
* they have a medical need
* they medication has the prescription label
* there is a signed parent permission on file
* the school nurse is aware they have the emergency medication
Students who use the epi-pen should always report to the school nurse immediately or if a student uses the "quick relief inhaler" and they do not experience relief. All other medications are to be kept in the nurses office. STUDENTS ARE NOT PERMITTED TO CARRY ANY MEDICATIONS, including Tylenol, Advil or Midol to take on their own. All medications are to be administered by the school nurse.
EMERGENCY CARD INFO - An emergency card must be completed. We must have pertinent information to provide optimal care and protection for our students. If parents / guardians change their phone number, address, or emergency numbers it is critical that the nurse know immediately in order to ensure the students safety.
NINTH GRADE HEALTH EXAMINATION - A requirement for a health examination prior to entry into 9th Grade was adapted in December 2011. All students entering both kindergarten and 9th grade must have a health examination done within two years of entry into the grade. To assure compliance for September, we are urging our students to schedule appointments as soon as possible. Click on the link below to access information and documents you may need:
NEMOURS LINK- We are excited to be partners with Nemours which is now making it easier for school nurses to be part of your child's care team. Nemours Link is a secure way for Nemours to share information with community medical providers. Before anyone can see your students health record, you must sign a form and return it to the school nurse or a Nemours provider. It allows approved school nurses to see your student's medical record. For example, the school nurse can see notes from the doctor, such as an asthma action plan, can find out about medication and how to use them, and see lab and imaging reports. If a doctor says a child can miss school or PE, the nurse can see the letter, but cannot see records from behavioral health or psychiatric visits. Click onto the link below for more information and documents:
Below are links to important forms that you may need for your student to submit to our office. Again, we are excited to be working with your students and if we can do anything to help you, please feel free to contact us.
In order to provide the best educational experience, school personnel must understand your child’s health needs. The below form requests information from you (Part I), and your health care provider (Parts I, II and III). All students in Delaware public schools must provide documentation of current immunizations, and a current (within 2 years) physical examination upon school entry and at ninth (9th) grade.
The Smyrna School District does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, services or activities based on race, color, marital status, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or any other protected category or status in accordance with state and federal laws.
Inquiries should be directed to the District Superintendent. 82 Monrovia Ave, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, or telephone (302) 653-8585