If your student currrently has medication or supplies stored at school, according to school policy, it must be picked up by a parent.
Medications and medical supplies/equipment must be picked up no later than 12 Noon on June 7th, 2013. Any remaining medication not picked up by the deadline will be destroyed per medication policy.
Students who will be attending school for year 2013-2014 that will need medications or other health services during the school day may begin turning in supplies and paperwork as early as Tuesday August 19th, 2013.
Preparing for Next School Year:
· New forms which you will need to have completed for next school year will be given to you when you pick up your child’s medicine.
· For students with asthma or diabetes, the Care Plan includes the medicine orders and does not require any additional forms.
· A new completed form must be on file BEFORE the first day of school in order to administer medicine to your child on that day. (CCS Aug. 26, 2013 & KCS Aug. 27, 2013)
· The doctor’s offices are very busy trying to get these forms completed just before school starts, so please make an appointment as early as possible.
· If the medicine will need to be taken at lunchtime, have the doctor right “at lunchtime” since the times for lunch periods will not be set until just before school returns.
· Before returning to school make sure that the pharmacy label matches the doctor’s order and make sure that the medicine has not expired or the school staff will be unable to accept it.
· According to the school policy medicines cannot be accepted without the doctor’s order form being completed and signed by the doctor and a parent. Orders must be received prior to accepting medicines.
Please contact me if you have any questions. I hope that you and your family have a safe and healthy summer.
School nursing is a specialty branch of professional nursing which seeks to prevent or identify student health or health-related problems. School nursing contributes directly to the success of a student's education, as well as to the health of the family and the community. Find out more about the Cabarrus County Health Alliance the Cabarrus County School Health Program by visiting: http://www.cabarrushealth.org/programs/schoolhealth/
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My name is Sally Osterhout and I am the school nurse here at Robinson. I received my associates degree in nursing from Carolinas College of Health Sciences and went on to earn my BSN from Winston Salem State University. Before I became a school nurse I worked at Carolinas Medical Center and University Hospital in Charlotte. I have been at JM Robinson since the school opened in the Fall of 2001, and was at Central Cabarrus HS from 1999 until I transfered to Bulldog territory! I live with my husband and 3 of our 4 children here in Concord. My oldest daughter, Stephanie (Robinson class of 2008), got married in November 2012, and lives in Charlotte. When we are not busy running to various sports activities, you can usually find us at Lake Tillery. We all like to ski, wake and knee board. But I think we all agree we have the most fun tubing and going on the rope swing with our friends. Thanks for visiting my website. I have tried to add some useful links. If you would like to see other information on my site contact me at the address below and I'll see what we can do!
School medication forms and information regarding the Cabarrus County Medication Policy is now available on line by clicking the link below: http://www.ccsweb.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/education/components/scrapbook/default.php?sectiondetailid=67750&sc_id=1189602168
Please obtain a pass from your teacher before coming to the nurse's office!
Student Insurance Information
Click the link below for information on student insurance products:
School Sports Physical Forms may be found at this link: http://www.cabarrus.k12.nc.us/jrhs/pdfs/Student%20Athlete%20Physical%20Packet.pdf
H1h1 (Swine Flu) and You. http://www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu/qa.htm
What is a School Nurse?
"A school nurse is like an encyclopedia in a school. Most students find it informative and full of useful material. Some students refer to it daily, weekly or several times during the school year. Most students know where it is kept and its availability. Other students have difficulty locating it. A few students prefer not to use it except in an emergency and then they learn to treasure it. Some of the school faculty are proud to have this book in their collection and refer to it often, while others consider it just another book. Some faculty members appreciate this great book, but others do not. This book is handled carelessly by most of the people and it has no place of its own on the bookshelf, like other books. It is shifted around and may be found in the most inconspicuous places in a school. In an emergency, the cry goes out over the public address system so everyone can try to locate the valuable book. This encyclopedia may be found anywhere in that large school - confusing someone in the yard, hallway, restroom, boiler room, on stairs, in a classroom, in the teacher's lounge, cafeteria, gym, or even in a corner behind a door with its pages torn and cover bent."
Author unknown (September 1996 NASN Newsletter)