The role of the school nurse is to strengthen and assist the educational process by improving and protecting the health status of all students. At Marist the nurse is available to help students who are feeling ill or suffer a minor injury. The nurse also manages any over the counter or prescription medication dispensation. Additionally, the nurse helps students manage chronic illnesses, such as diabetes.
When feeling ill during the school day, a student should always visit the nurse first before contacting a parent.
Nurse's Office Responsibilities:
- Assessment and follow-up of acute and chronic health issues;
- General medication administration
- Health records
- Immunization tracking
- Communicable disease management for the school
- Health Services policies
- Crisis management such as an injury
- Education of staff regarding student health issues, bloodborne pathogens
- Management of CPR and AED education
- Coordination and collaboration with parents, community health providers and staff members
Concussion Policy/Return to Learn Program
If you have questions or concerns, contact Marist's school nurse:
Important Message for the Class of 2020:
“According to Illinois state law all students entering the 12th grade shall show proof of having received two doses of meningococcal conjugate vaccine prior to entering the 12th grade. The first dose shall have been received on or after the 11th birthday, and the second dose shall have been received on or after the 16th birthday, at least eight weeks after the first dose. If the first dose is administered when the child is 16 years of age or older, only one dose is required.”
If your child has not received one dose of the meningitis vaccine or MCV4 (Brand name: Menactra or Menveo or Menomune) after their 16th birthday prior to the first day of senior year they will be excluded from school. If you have any questions please contact our school nurse Mrs. Sue Gardner at email@example.com or 773-881-5352.