School Nurse

Melissa Jones, RN

District Registered Nurse

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Phone: 989-834-6375 or extension 1871

Email: melissa.jones@ovidelsie.org

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Medications at School

Each year school staff must be notified of a student’s health concern or chronic condition.  It is important to do this so that staff is prepared to meet the needs of your child in the event of an emergency.  Asthma, Allergies, Diabetes, or Seizures may require your child to have medications at school for his/her safety.  Per our District Policy po5330, your child will need the appropriate forms below to be filled out by both the parent/guardian and your child’s healthcare provider before school staff is able to medicate your child.

If your child has any special health needs other than the above conditions, please contact the District Nurse to discuss an Individualized Health Plan.  At that time, we can discuss accommodations, doctor’s orders and staff training.

Medication Administration Form - This document is required when there is ANY medication (over-the-counter or prescription) that will be on school property. This form needs to be completed in its entirety and signed by both parent/guardian and child's healthcare provider before giving to your child's building secretary with any medication.

Diabetes Medical Management Plan - This is a written plan developed by your child's healthcare provider for the care and treatment of Diabetes. This plan will help staff support the student as needed whether your child is independent with their treatment or not.

Seizure Action Plan - This document assists staff with what a student's seizure may look like and how to respond in the event of a seizure. This form is to be completed by both your child's healthcare provider and the parent/guardian. If medication is needed, please fill out the form and return it your child's building secretary with the medication.

Allergy/Anaphylaxis Emergency Care Plan - This document helps provide communication of life-threatening allergies and physician direction in the event of a reaction. Please complete it with your child's healthcare provider and turn into your child's building secretary with any emergency medications. If your child self-carries their emergency medications, this form still needs to be completed and returned to your child's school.

Asthma Action Plan - This is a written plan developed by your child's healthcare provider to manage their asthma. If medication is to be available while the student is in school, the above Medication Administration Form must also be completed and returned to school.

New Forms must be completed each and every year!! Contact District Nurse with any questions or concerns.