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
- Bad cough 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.
Flu Shot Clinic
A VNA Student Flu shot clinic will be coming to Southwest Middle on October 9, 2019 from 12:30-2:30 pm. See https://www.parkwayschools.net/Page/6803 for forms. Please make sure all forms are completed and returned to Nurse Jacobs with either a copy of the insurance card or cash by Thursday October 3rd if you want your student to get a flu shot at this clinic.
Shanda Jacobs RN, NCSN, APRN, FNP-BC
Nationally Certified School Nurse
Fax (314) 415-7311
Erica Belcher, Assistant to the Nurse