Welcome to the Nurse’s Office!
What does the school nurse do? Here’s a glimpse:
Maintain health records of all students – this includes:
immunizations - please make sure your child’s are up to date before school starts o Maintain physical exam records - recommended by the district o health history – this includes medical diagnoses, surgeries, current medications (given at home as well as school), allergies (seasonal, drug, food, life threatening), and any other pertinent health information about your child
Assess and treat illness or injury – Whether it’s a scraped knee, tummy ache, fever, or more serious issue such as allergic reaction, broken bone or concussion - I am the first responder to any medical need.
Monitor & treat chronic health conditions – such as asthma (each child needs to bring their own nebulizer), diabetes, seizure disorders, severe allergies, etc.
Administer medication – The district policy allows medication to be given at school if parent authorization AND physician authorization forms are completed. This applies to prescription AND over-the-counter medication. These forms are available in my office, as well as on my webpage on the Pinnacle Charter school website.
Hearing and vision screenings – Students in kindergarten, K, 1st, 2nd,3rd, and 5th 7th, 9th grades are screened routinely. However, screenings can be performed at any time for any student if a parent or teacher expresses concern.
Participate in Care Team 504 coordinator – to address and support a student’s health issues
“Emotional band-aids” – Sometimes a child is sad, homesick, or overwhelmed in class and just needs some TLC! A little one-on-one attention and a patient, willing ear are often all it takes to help a child rejoin the classroom. I work closely with the counselors and teachers to ensure your child is happy and safe at school!
If you have any questions or concerns please call or e-mail me – I check my phone and e-mail messages upon arrival each morning and throughout the day.
Health Clinic Staff: Susan Mascorro, Andy Smith, Sonia Rodriguez
Phone: 303-450-3985 ext.1022 · Fax: 720-274-2056 · Email: firstname.lastname@example.org