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    Welcome

    Welcome! The health room is available for services from 7:20 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on regularly scheduled school days. On PLC days, the health room will close at 12:45 p.m. for professional meetings.
     

    Contact Information

    Jennifer Olson Jennie Olson, BSN RN
    Platte County High School
    1501 Branch St.
    Platte City, MO 64079
    Phone 816.858.2822 x. 1209
    Fax: 816.858.5140
    olsonj@platteco.k12.mo.us
     

    Medications

    The health room nurse is not allowed to provide over the counter medications (Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Antacids, etc.) for students. Parents may bring these medications for their student's use with a completed Medication Administration form. The form is available for download on the district website or in the health room of your student's school. As always, medications may not be transferred to and from school by a student  It must be brought to the health room by a parent/guardian. We are no longer able to take parent requests to administer over the counter medications by telephone. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the nurse. 
     
    If your student has ASTHMA and plans to keep an inhaler with them at school, a self-carry permission form signed by a parent/ guardian is required each school year.   See the asthma link below for more detailed information about asthma.
     

    Health Guidelines 

    Students need to come to school healthy and ready to learn.  Below are a few guidelines we ask you to follow concerning your child's health.

    Vomiting/Diarrhea -  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.  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. Please make certain your contact information is up to date in our school records.  

    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.
     
    Flu Vaccine - During flu season, the best way to prevent you and your child from getting the flu is by getting a flu vaccine.  The flu vaccine, once given, takes about 2 weeks to become effective then will last throughout the entire flu season.  Click here for more information about the flu vaccine

    Please contact the school health room immediately if your child has contracted a communicable disease or is hospitalized.

    If your 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. 
     

    Required Immunizations 

    (Before your student can enter the 8th grade, they should have had the following immunizations:  A Tdap and MCV vaccine.)
     
    ANOTHER  MCV vaccine  is required PRIOR TO them entering 12th grade.  Once a student turns 16 years old, they can have this vaccine. You DO NOT need to wait until they are recognized as a senior to get this vaccine.
     
    Proof of these immunizations being given must be brought to the health room prior to your student getting their schedules at enrollment. Getting them done early and submitting vaccine records will help the enrollment process for you and your student.
     

    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.