Students- if you feel you need to see the nurse please click on the visit the nurse button above and complete the form. Then when the nurse is available she will either come to your classroom or call your teacher to have you sent to the health office.
Students should stay home from school if they have had any of the following symptoms:
- New cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Nasal congestion or runny nose
- Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
- Body aches
- Fever of 100 or higher in the past 24 hours
- Undiagnosed rash accompanied by fever or itching
If your child has been diagnosed with any contagious disease (such as influenza, Covid, or strep) or has a health issue that may affect school performance (such as a concussion), please notify the nurse.
Parkway School District Medication Administration Policy
Middle school students are NOT allowed to carry and self-administer any medications, including over-the-counter medications like Tylenol, Advil, allergy medications, eye drops, etc. The only exceptions: students may carry an asthma inhaler or an EpiPen if they have the proper paperwork and approval from the school nurse.
Medications (over-the-counter or prescription) brought for the School Nurse to administer must be in the original bottle or a prescription bottle and must include written requests and/or orders that state the name of the student, name of the medication, dosage, schedule of administration, indications for administering and prescriber’s name.
Over-The-Counter Medication: Per School Board Policy, we must have written authorization from a parent/guardian and a physician to administer over-the-counter medications. See the Authorization to Administration Medication Form in the Medication Administration tab to the left. For over-the-counter medication use for 5 days or less, a parent can authorize this without a physician per dosage directions on the bottle- see the Authorization to Administer Short-Term Over-The-Counter Medication Form in the Medication at School Tab to the left.
Prescription Medication: Per School Board Policy, we must have written authorization from a parent/guardian and a physician. See the Authorization to Administration Medication Form in the Medication at School tab to the left.
School nurses do not administer homeopathics, supplements, or vitamins per Parkway policy.
See Medication at School to the left for copies of the parent authorization and physician authorization forms.
Nurse Shanda Jacobs
Shanda Jacobs, APRN, NCSN, FNP-BCNationally Certified School NurseParkway Southwest Middle SchoolPhone 314-415-7329Fax 314-415-7311