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    Notes from our School Nurse
    I am very happy to be able to work with you in the care of your child(ren)'s needs.  If at any time you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 301-203-1123.  I have provided some information and links to forms below that you may find helpful.  You are an important part of your child(ren)'s health care team.
    Sincerely,
    Ms. Yvonne Willis, RN

    Upcoming Events

    The Smile Program Mobile Dentists will be visiting our school on November 10, 2015 for all students who returned permission slips.  This is an easy way for children to receive their dental screenings, cleanings and fluoride treatments at school.  The dentists also perform restorative care, sealants and x-rays when needed.  Children covered by Medicaid are welcomed and encouraged to sign up.  Please feel free to view an on-line video at www.mobiledentists.com. 

    Medications
    Medications are only to be taken at school when absolutely necessary. A medical authorization from must be completed by a physician before any medication (whether prescription or non-prescription) can be given to students at school. The form (PS51) can be obtained from the school. Children are not permitted to have any medication (prescription or non-prescription) in their possession or in their backpack at school (including but not limited to cough drops, medication for gas, sinus, allergy, etc.)

    New Students
    Any student new to Prince George's County Public Schools must have a physical within 6 months of entrance to the school. The Physical Inventory from can be obtained from the school.  Please see the nurse for assistance.

    Kindergarten Registration
    In order to register students for Kindergarten, the parents/guardians must provide a copy of the child's shot record including 4 Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus (DPT), 2 Measles (MMR), 3 Polio (OPV) 2 Chicken Pox and 3 Hepatitis B vaccinations, and a Physical Examination form (SR6) must be completed by a physician or nurse practitioner.  This physical examination must be completed within the period of 9 months prior to or 6 months after enrollment.

    Family Cards

    Please make sure you have filled out family cards for each child in your family.  They must be filled out front and back, be signed by the parent and have valid emergency contact numbers.  It is extremely difficult to contact parents when children are sick or injured without current, valid information on these family cards.

    Screenings

    Vision and hearing screenings are being conducted for students in Kindergarten, 1st and 4th grades as well as any students new to the county.  Any child that does not pass a screening will receive a vision and/or hearing referral letter.  The parents are advised to have a physician evaluate the child's vision and/or hearing status.  Once your child has been seen by a provider, please notify Nurse Willis.

    Links to Forms and Information

    When to Keep Your Child Home

    When to Keep Your Child Home - Spanish Version

    Medication Fact Sheet

    Health Inventory

    Lead Testing Certificate

    Physician Medication Authorization Form - prescription and non-prescription

    Physician Medication Authorization Form - Inhaler

    Physician Medication Authorization Form - EpiPen