School Health Information

School Health Information

Melissa Haas, RN

melissa.haas@goswedes.org

Phone: 308-537-3651, ext. 2200

 

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New Student Info
New Student Info

Physical Examination: Evidence of a physical examination by a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner, within six months prior to the entrance of the child into the beginner grade and the seventh grade or, in the case of a transfer from out of state, to any other grade, unless the parent or legal guardian submits a written statement objecting to a physical examination.

Vision Examination: Evidence of a visual evaluation (for school year 2015-2016 and each school year thereafter) by a physician, a physician assistant, an advanced practice registered nurse, or an optometrist, within six months prior to the entrance of the child into the beginner grade and the seventh grade or, in the case of a transfer from out of state, to any other grade, unless the parent or legal guardian submits a written statement objecting to a visual evaluation. The visual evaluation is to consist of testing for amblyopia, strabismus, and internal and external eye health, with testing sufficient to determine visual acuity

Immunization Requirements: Evidence of protection against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, polio, measles, mumps, and rubella, Hepatitis B, Varicella (chicken pox) and Haemophilus Influenza type b (Hib) and other diseases as required by applicable law, by immunization, prior to enrollment, unless the parent or legal guardian submits a written statement refusing immunization or meets other exceptions established by law (refer to Health and Human Services regulations, 173 NAC 3).

Click here for the entire list of admission requirements.

Forms and Waivers

Health History Immunizations Physical and Vision
Health Form

Requirements

Waivers

Examination Form

Waiver

 

Medication Administration
Medication Administration

 

Medication Administration

Medications for administration at school are kept in the Health Office and administered by trained school personnel. Medication will be administered only in accordance with the Medication Aide Act and Gothenburg Schools Board Policy 6910. Medications will be administered during school hours as necessary to provide appropriate educational services. Parents/guardians are encouraged to administer medications at home if at all possible. Medication will not be administered within 30 minutes of the end of the school day except at the discretion of the school nurse.

Medication administration at school requires the following:

  • Signed Gothenburg Public Schools parent consent form

  • Pharmacy label or doctor’s written prescription

  • Medication in original labeled container

The School District reserves the right to review and decline requests to administer or provide medications which are not consistent with standard pharmacological references, are prescribed in daily doses which exceed the recommended dosage, or which could be prescribed in a manner which would eliminate the need to administer during school hours.

Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen:

Gothenburg Public School may provide Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen to your child with written consent.  Before your child may receive any medication from us, you must have a signed consent on file in the school health office. Medication dosage is based on recommended dosage by weight.

Request to Provide Medication During School Hours: Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen

Additional over the counter medications that may be available in the health office:

  • Tums

  • Nonprescription cough drops

  • Vaseline

  • Generic “Triple” topical antibiotic

  • Hydrocortisone 1% topical (at the discretion of the School Nurse)

  • Saline/Wetting solution for contact lenses

  • Burn Stop

  • Carra Klenz wound cleanser

  • Aquaphor cream

Immunizations
Immunizations

According to the State of Nebraska Legislative Bill 114, parents are required to provide the school with the students current immunization record prior to the start of school.

Immunization requirements are listed below:

Approved immunization waivers are listed below:

Management of Health Conditions
Management of Health Conditions

Gothenburg Public School serves many students with chronic health conditions. The following forms and information will aid in the treatment of your childs health condition. Please contact the school nurse if your child has a diagnosis of a chronic health condition.

Asthma

Anaphylaxis

Asthma or Anaphylaxic Self Management Plan

State of Nebraska Asthma and Allergic Reaction Protocol for Schools

Seizure

Diabetes

A diabetic plan from a physician is acceptable.

Diabetic Self Management Plan

Communicable and Infectious Disease

 
 

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