Clinic

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 Molly Bolnick
School Nurse
Email: [email protected]
 Amanda Johnston
Clinic Clerk
Email: ajohnsto[email protected]

 

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Role of the School Clinic

Welcome to the Lewis and Clark Elementary Clinic! Our primary role is to strengthen and assist the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of our students. We work to meet the medical, developmental, social, emotional, and other daily health needs of the students in order to promote academic success and hopefully, life-long achievement. 

Should My Child Take a Sick Day?

Knowing when to send your child off to school and when to keep him/her home can be a tough judgement call. A few guidelines can help if you are wondering how sick is too sick for school. You should consider keeping your child home if any of the following symptoms are observed: 

Diarrhea
Repeated vomiting
Fever (see note below) 
Severe sore throat 
Wheezing/difficulty breathing
Redness/discharge from eye
Uncontrolled or severe coughing
Skin problems: rashes of unknown origins 

All student absences should be verified by calling into the office. Please inform the school if your child has a communicable illness, such as strep throat, influenza, etc.


Note on Fevers 

A student with a body temperature of 100.0 degrees or above will be sent home. The district recommends that a student with a fever remain out of school until they are fever free for 24 hours.


What If My Child Needs to Take Medication at School?

The school district recognizes that some students may require medication for chronic and short-term illnesses during the school day to enable them to remain in school and participate in their education. See Medication at school in the Clinic Forms tab of this website.

Head Lice

1. If the school nurse or teacher should discover head lice on a student at school, the parent/guardian of the student will be notified that the student will be removed from school to allow for treatment. All other students living with the infected student, including those attending other district schools, will also be checked. If the head lice problem continues in the same classroom, then all students in that classroom may be screened for head lice.  

2. The school nurse will instruct the parent/guardian concerning all aspects of head lice infestation, including but not limited to, recommendations for treatment to remove lice and nits from the head, clothes and home environment as well as preventative strategies to ensure head lice are eliminated. 

3. To be readmitted to school, it is recommended the student be accompanied by a parent/guardian or authorized adult, and must be examined by the school nurse before going to class. If nits are found, it will be the professional judgment of the school nurse to determine whether the nits can be removed in a reasonable amount of time, or if it is necessary for the student to be excluded from school to receive further treatment. If live lice are present, the student will be excluded from school to allow for additional treatment. This process will continue until the student is determined to no longer have an active lice infestation.