USD 323 District Nurse
Katy Ryan, BSN RN
St. George School Nurse
Westmoreland Elementary School Nurse
Cell number: (785)844-1305
Audra Pendleton, BSN RN
Rock Creek Middle School Nurse
Rock Creek High School Nurse
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.
Health Assessment Form -(PreK-6th grade) 2021 update
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 Audra and Katy
Symptoms and Severity of COVID-19 in Children
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:
- Nasal congestion or rhinorrhea
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Abdominal pain
- 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!
Audra Pendleton, RN
Katy Ryan, RN
USD 323 School Nurses.