It is our pleasure to begin our expanded partnership with Community Health Network. The Noblesville School Nurses are now members of the Community Health Network Nursing Department. We are pleased to offer expanded health resources to the children and families within Noblesville Schools.
Healthy children perform at their best. A student who becomes ill during school hours will be taken to the school clinic. If it is necessary to send the child home because of illness, family will be notified. It is very important that current, up-to-date contact information be provided in case of a medical emergency. Please update this information through your PowerSchool parent portal.
Effective this school year, nursing staff continues to have access to a limited number of over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, acetaminophen, antacid, and cough drops. In an effort to give your child seamless care, we ask you to electronically sign through the PowerSchool parent portal the consent to give permission to administer over-the-counter medication. A written authorization from the parent must be electronically on file prior to administration of medication. Additionally, if your student seeks medication on a frequent basis, the nurse will likely reach out to you to request your student receive follow up care by a physician.
Please be aware that the clinic follows guidelines set forth by the Indiana State Department of Health. Children will be sent home with a temperature over 100 degrees F and must be fever-free and symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school. To protect all children from the possible spread of disease, please keep your child home if the following symptoms are present: fever greater than 100 degrees F, diarrhea, red or inflamed eyes, vomiting, or undiagnosed skin rash.
Hand washing is one of the best ways to prevent illness. It is important to wash hands before and after a meal, after playing outside, after using the restroom and whenever hands get dirty. Please encourage your child to cough and sneeze into his/her elbow or use a tissue. Together we can help keep our children healthy and in school.
As always, the health of your child is of utmost importance to us. Please do not hesitate to contact your Community Health Network School Nurse with any questions or concerns you may have.
Best wishes for a healthy school year,
Lea Bergman, BSN, RN Lorrie Ramsey, MSM, BSN, RN
Nursing Coordinator Director of Nursing
Noblesville Schools Community Health Network