Hannah Pratz, Nurse

Immunization Requirements

Health Department Flu Vaccine Reminder

Flu Shot Information Letter

HIPPA Notice of Privacy Practices

Flu Vaccine Information Sheet

Flu Mist Information Sheet

Flu Vaccine Student Consent Form

Nourish Healthy Kids Newsletter

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Health Tips from Nurse Pratz

  • Cough and sneeze in your elbow.

  • Wash your hands for 20 seconds with warm water and soap.

  • Brush your teeth at least 2 times aday for 2 minutes.

  • Wear clean clothes every day.

  • Take a shower or bath every day.

  • Get at least 8-10 hours of sleep every night.

  • If your child has a fever, vomiting, or any other symptoms, please keep them home until they are 24 hours symptom free so that they feel well and so others do not get sick.

  • Please DO NOT give your chid Tylenol or Motrin for a fever and then send them to school because the child is not well and by lunch they don't feel well, their fevers are back, I will call you, and others get sick.

  • Eat a healthy breakfast EVERY day! 

  • Drink water!

  • Exercise.

Immunization

The School Nurse reviews immunization records, which must be in accordance with Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Required vaccinations for grades K-5 include:
·         4 DPT (diphtheria)
·         3 Polio
·         2 MMR (measles, mumps, rubella)
·         1 Varicella (Chickenpox) or proof of disease (physician documented)
·         3 Hepatitis B
Preschool/Prekindergarten also are required to have:
·         Hib – one dose after 12 months of age/first birthday
·         Pneumococcal Conjugate – one dose
Students with incomplete immunizations must have an appointment date for needed immunizations no later than 20 calendar days from the date of entrance.

School Physicals

In order for your child to enter a Maryland public school for the first time, a physical examination by a physician or certified nurse practitioner must be completed either nine months prior to entering the public school or six months after entering the system. In addition, parents are responsible for information the school about their child's educationally relevant health history, including, but not limited to, such health concerns as chronic illness, allergy and physical disability. A form will be provided at the time of registration to be completed for the school nurse.

Medication Administration

Specific guidelines are in place for those students who require medication during school hours. These guidelines are found in the school handbook (page 27). Parents must obtain a written order from the attending physician using the appropriate form (PS 109- Appendix 3) for both prescription and over-the-counter medications. Parents are to transport medications to school; no medications are to be carried by students.