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District Nurse

USD 323 District Nurse

 

Katy Ryan, BSN RN

St. George School Nurse

Westmoreland Elementary School Nurse

RyanK@rockcreekschools.org

 

Angie Adams, BSN RN

Rock Creek Middle School Nurse

Rock Creek High School Nurse

AdamsA@rockcreekschools.org

Cell number: (785)458-9430

 

Rock Creek Campus (Both middle and high school) Phone: (785)494-8591,

SGES Phone: (785)494-2482, (785)494-2492

WES  Phone: (785)457-3462, (785)457-3374

 

COVID-19 Physician Release Form-Form that needs filled out by a provider if your child is displaying 2 or more COVID 19 symptoms before returning to school. 

 

Vaccine consent form- Flu shot or other required vaccine consent form for Pottawatomie Co. Health Department.

Permission for Prescription Medication Form- For all prescription medications to be given at school.

Permission for Over the Counter Medication form-Only good for 2 weeks. If needed longer than 2 weeks, "Permission for Prescription Medication" form will need filled out and signed by the doctor. USD 323 WILL NOT provide any over the counter medications. 

Permission for self-administration Asthma Medication Form -5th - 12th Grade only.

Immunization Requirements for 2020-21-(Same at 19-20 school year)

Health Assessment Form -Elementary (Only needed for New students. Returning students do not need this.)

KSHSAA Sports Physical Form(updated form)-7th-12th grade

                                                                                                                                                

Help us keep our kids and schools healthy!

 

Per USD 323 policy, if your child is being sent home with 2 or more COVID 19 symptoms, they need to be further evaluated by their healthcare provider before returning. This is to make sure they are safe to be at school. It will be up to the provider if they feel like your child needs tested for COVID or not. Below is a list of symptoms for children from the CDC website. If a student is being tested, all siblings need to stay home until results are in.

Thank you for your understanding,

School Nurses Katie and Angie

 

Symptoms and Severity of COVID-19 in Children

Clinical Presentation

The incubation period of SARS-CoV-2 appears to be about the same for children as in adults, at 2-14 days with an average of 6 days.10

Signs or symptoms of COVID-19 in children include:

  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Myalgia
  • Cough
  • Nasal congestion or rhinorrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Poor appetite or poor feeding

Children infected with SARS-CoV-2 may have many of these non-specific symptoms, may only have a few (such as only upper respiratory symptoms or only gastrointestinal symptoms), or may be asymptomatic. The most common symptoms in children are cough and/or fever.11-15 A recent systematic review estimated that 16% of children with SARS-CoV-2 infection are asymptomatic,16 but evidence suggests that as many as 45% of pediatric infections are asymptomatic.17 The signs and symptoms of COVID-19 in children are similar to other infections and noninfectious processes, including influenza, streptococcal pharyngitis, and allergic rhinitis. The lack of specificity of signs or symptoms and the significant proportion of asymptomatic infections make symptom-based screening for identification of SARS-CoV-2 in children particularly challenging.17

 

•Students must be fever free for at least 24 hours before returning to school. A fever is 100 degrees F. or greater. Fever free means without the use of fever reducing medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen.

 

•Students should not return to school until 24 hours after the last episode of vomiting or diarrhea.

 

•Pink eye. Students may return after seeing a doctor or eye doctor once prescribed eye drops have been started, unless their behavior is such that close contact with other students cannot be avoided.

 

This not only helps prevent the spread of illness but also assures that your child feels ready to learn.

 

Also, remember to wear your mask, wash/sanitize your hands often, stay home when you are sick, and get a flu shot every year!

 

Thank you,

Angie Adams, RN

Katy Ryan, RN

USD 323 School Nurses.