I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy!!
The Parkway Nurses are monitoring health issues in our school, our community, our state and our nation on a daily basis. Please see the attached page for updates on Coronavirus illness https://www.parkwayschools.net/Page/9965
Please notify Nurse Jacobs if your student or another family member has a positive COVID-19 culture or a medically diagnosed presumptive case. I will be monitoring email daily while school is cancelled and operating remotely. Please feel free to contact me with any issues or questions. I will do my best to get an answer for you.
Remember, good handwashing for 20 seconds with soap and water is still the best defense in the spread of germs. And continue with social distancing- stay 6 feet apart from others.
Nurse Shanda Jacobs
Students should stay home from school if they have had any of the following symptoms:
- Fever of 100 or higher in the past 24 hours
- New cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing
- Vomiting or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
- Severe body aches or headaches
- Sore throat with fever and swollen glands in the neck (should be tested for Strep)
- Undiagnosed rash accompanied by fever or itching
If your child has been diagnosed with a contagious disease (such as influenza 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 which state the name of the student, name of 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 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- see the Authorization to Administrer 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 by a parent/guardian and a physician. See Authorization to Administration Medication Form in Medication at School tab to left.
See Medication at School to the left for copies of the parent authorization and physician authorization forms.
Shanda Jacobs RN, NCSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Nationally Certified School Nurse
Fax (314) 415-7311