Nurse Tara’s Tidbits September 2017 edition

Welcome back!  It’s hard to believe that another summer has come and gone and we have started the 2017-2018 school year.  I have a few reminders I would like to share with everyone to help make the school year healthier for everyone.  With that being said, if your child says they don’t feel good in the morning, please check their temperature and if their temperature is 100.4 or greater, they need to stay home.  Please do not give them Tylenol or Ibuprofen and send them to school.  Our school policy states that anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or greater needs to be out of school until they have been fever free for 24 hours without medications.  If your child is vomiting or has diarrhea, please keep them home until their symptoms have subsided for 24 hours.  We don’t want to risk the chance of infecting any other students and staff.  It is our goal to keep students in school; however, if they vomit, get diarrhea or come down with a fever here at school, they will be sent home.

Handwashing is the number one prevention of spreading germs.  We strongly encourage hand washing here at school.  We have sani wipes in each classroom for teachers and students to use to wipe down desks.  We also have hand sanitizer in each classroom to be used as well as good old soap and water.

The weather is getting cooler, especially in the mornings.  Please make sure that your child/children come and school dress appropriately.  Unless it is raining or the temperatures are extreme, we go outside for recess and PE.  

Here at school we can dispense medications (prescription and OTC) with consent from a parent or guardian.  ALL medications HAVE to be in the original container and all prescription medications have to be in the prescription bottle with the student’s name and medication information on the bottle.  If medications come to school in a baggy, unmarked container or not in the original prescription bottle, they WILL NOT be dispensed, they will be confiscated until the end of the day and sent home.  Students are NEVER allowed to dispense medications to themselves or to other students while at school.  If a student needs to take medications, we need to dispense in the nurse’s office so it can get documented.

It is very important to eat breakfast every day.  Your body and brain needs food to help learn, have energy and stay focused.  Here at Twin River we are lucky enough to have a breakfast program for the ALL students in our district.  Breakfast is served from 7:25am-7:55am every day.  If you child/children want to eat breakfast, they need to make sure and sign up with their classroom teacher.  If you qualify for free or reduced lunches, you also qualify for free or reduced breakfast.


If your child has an injury and you want them to sit out during PE, they will also have to sit out during recess.  If it is going to be for more than one day, we will need a doctor note.  Jr High and High School students will have to sit out practice if they need to sit out PE.

If you have any questions or concerns about any of this information above, please feel free to contact me at 402-993-2510.  I look forward in another awesome year at Twin River Public Schools.

My hours are Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm.  I am mainly in Genoa but go to Silver Creek two days a week for a few hours and I am always available whenever they need me.

Nurse Tara