From Our Nurse

Spring 2021

 

Dear Parents/Guardians,                                                                               

 

We are rapidly approaching the end of the school year.  As you make plans for your summer, remember that a trip to your physician should be on your To Do List.  Nebraska State Law directs each school to require evidence of a physical examination by a qualified physician within six (6) months prior to the entrance of a student into seventh (7thgrade 

 

Every incoming 7th grade student will need to have a booster immunization containing diphtheria and tetanus toxoids and acellular pertussis(Tdap).  This immunization is a state requirement and needs to be completed in order to start school this fall.  If there are medical or religious reasons for your son/daughter not to receive immunizations, there is a waiver form available upon request.

 

For 7th and 8th graders who are considering participating in any middle school sport at any time during the 2021/22 school year, a physical exam must be done after May 1st, 2021.  Students may not participate in any sport practice or game until the physical form is completed and submitted to the school.  

 

While at your Health Provider’s office, obtain Asthma and/or Anaphylaxis Action Plans if needed.  If your student will be taking any prescription medication during the school day or has as needed medications, have your provider give written authorization and directions for administration.  

As a reminder, Gretna Public School nurses are no longer dispensing Over the Counter medications, Acetaminophen/Tylenol, Ibuprofen/Motrin, or cough drops, to students at school.  If OTC medications are needed they will need to be sent to the school in original packaging with signed permission from the parent/guardian.  If the medication will be needed for longer than 2 weeks, a physician must complete a form with authorization to dispense and the purpose for the medication.  This includes recurrent headaches, menstrual cramps, and orthodontic adjustment pain.

 

All physician office electronic forms are accepted.  You may also access blank forms on our website under Printable Flyers.  Your physician can fax these forms to Aspen Creek Middle School, 402-408-2537 Attn: School Nurse.  Or you may email them directly to me.  lkanne@gpsne.org

 

Please call or email me with any questions.  

 

Sincerely,

 

Lori Kanne RN, BSN, CPN

Aspen Creek Middle School Nurse

(402)332-3866

Fax(402)408-2537

lkanne@gpsne.org

 

 

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Your SUMMER To Do List: 

 

  1. Have a fun and safe summer break!
  2. Get a Physical and required immunizations from your Health Care Provider.
  3. Submit a copy of your student’s Health Exam, Sports Clearance form, Medication Administration Authorization, and/or Asthma or Anaphylaxis Action Plans to Aspen Creek Middle School by the 1st Day of School. 

4. Spend time with your family and friends.