School Nurse

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Hello Grizzlies! My name is Abbey Jones and I am your school nurse here at Goodview Elementary School. I have been a nurse for 8 years but this is my first year as a school nurse. I am so excited to be here and to meet all of you. The clinic is open from 7:20-2:30 daily. If you have any questions or need to discuss your child's health concerns or medications, please don't hesitate to call me at the school (540-892-5674) or email me at [email protected]

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Please do not send your child to school sick. Please keep your child home from school if he/she has a fever (100.0 and above), vomiting, repeated episodes of diarrhea, persistent cough, or an unidentified rash.  Children must be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 24 hours before returning to school. Therefore, if your child is sent home with a fever he/she will not be able to attend the next day. Anyone picking up your child should have a valid ID to complete the sign out process.  Children should be free from vomiting, diarrhea, and severe stomach cramping for 24 hours prior to returning to school. If your child has strep throat or other bacterial infection, he/she should be on antibiotics for 24 hours before returning.

If your child has a chronic health condition that requires medication or other treatment at school, please be sure that I have a care plan and all appropriate documentation on file, as well as any medications ordered. Documentation is required for us to be able to serve and care for your child in accordance with his/her doctor’s orders. If you have any questions or need additional copies of forms please contact me. Lack of an appropriate care plan may result in a 911 call if your child begins to have complications with his/her medical condition while at school.

If your child needs to take medicine at school, the “Authorization for Medication Administration” form must be completed and signed by a parent/guardian. Prescription medications MUST have signature from a physician. All medication (over the counter or prescription) must be transported to school by a parent or guardian in the original container. If it is a prescription medication, it must have the prescription label from the  pharmacy with it. All over-the-counter 
medications must be in the original, unopened container.

You may also find more BCPS Nursing information by following this link.