Message from our Nurse

Nurse’s message:  Health and learning go hand in hand. The school nurse has a multi-faceted role within the school setting that addresses the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of our students while supporting and promoting the academic success of the student population.


Attendance Counts: It is very important for your child to come to school every day, ready to learn. Children learn best when they are healthy, well rested, and have had nutritious meals and snacks.


When your child is sickPlease keep them home from school for the following symptoms and remain out until the symptoms have stopped for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin):

  • Temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Suspicious undiagnosed rash and/or itch
  • Frequent, congested cough
  • Yellow or green drainage from nose and/or eyes

A student who is seen by a physician and started on antibiotics for a bacterial infection should stay out of school for 24 hours after treatment has begun.  All incidences of communicable diseases such as chickenpox, head lice, impetigo, flu, strep throat, fifths disease, scarlet fever, and herpes simplex should be reported to the school nurse. The student’s return to school will be discussed and planned at that time.

Frequent hand washing with warm soap and water is the best proven way

to prevent the spread of germs and infections.

Medications:  Please do not send medication to school before contacting the school nurse.  All medications require a doctor’s note and parent permission. Please click these links for Medication Authorization and Medication PolicyMedical Forms:

Please contact me in my office at 270-8026 or email me at kercolano@cpsed.net. I am happy to help you with any health or medical concerns.