The health room is available for services from 7:25
a.m. to 2:45 p.m. regular scheduled school days. On PLC days, the health room
will close at 12:45 p.m. for professional meetings.
Thomas, BSN, RN
Barry School Nurse
2001 NW 87th Terrace
Kansas City, MO 64154
Office: 816.436.9623 x. 3106
Children need to come to school healthy and ready to
learn. Below are a few guidelines we ask you to follow concerning your
If your child vomits or has diarrhea the evening before or the morning of
school, please keep him/her home and monitor for 24 hours. Children can
dehydrate very quickly. Seek the advice of your child's physician if they
remain ill. Children may not come to school if they have
vomited or had diarrhea in the past 24 hours.
Emergency Contacts - In
case your child becomes ill or is injured during school, we need to be able to
contact the parents/guardians or whomever you designate as an emergency
contact. Children are very upset when they are ill and for them to stay
extended periods of time at school when they need to be home is unfair to them
and to the other students who come to the health room.
Temperature - If your child has an
elevated temperature (100 degrees or above) in the evening or morning before
school they may not attend school. A child should be fever free for 24 hours,
without medication, (Tylenol or Motrin, etc.) before returning to school.
Strep Throat - If your child is
tested for Strep throat, they should remain home while waiting for the results
of the throat culture. If they are determined to have Strep throat,
they may not return until they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours.
Please contact the school health room immediately if your
child has contracted a communicable disease or is hospitalized.
student receives and immunization during the school year, please send record
for update and verification. The school is required by law to keep your
child's immunization record current.
The health rooms will no longer provide over the counter
medications (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, and antacid) for students. Parents
may bring these medications for their student's use with a completed Medication
Administration form. The forms are available to download from the school
website or can be picked up from your school's health room. Medication
must be brought to school by a parent/guardian, must be age appropriate and in
an unopened container. Students are not
allowed to self-carry any medication to and from school unless it is medically
necessary (such as an Epi-Pen or Asthma Inhaler) and we have the proper
paperwork from the physician on file. Please contact the health room in your
student's building for assistance.
Health Information and Student Forms
It is important to complete the Student Health Information form each year. The information you provide helps the health room staff to care for your child should they come to the health room or in the event of an emergency. Your child's health information is confidential and may only be shared with other members of the educational team on a need to know basis.
Health Information Forms