By Roshiley Tilistyak, Nursing Coordinator
Welcome back to the returning families and welcome to those who are new at WISS!
WISS nurses are excited to work with you and your child this year and we strive to make every effort to keep students healthy during the school day.
At WISS there is one school nurse in each building.
Please take note of the contact information of your school building nurse and do not hesitate to contact us if you have concerns or questions.
For All Parents/Caregivers
- Make sure required and recommended immunizations are up-to-date.
- Review hygiene tips to prevent the spread of infections.
- Establish a bedtime and wake-up time to ensure adequate and consistent sleep.
- Develop a routine for homework and after-school activities.
- Eat breakfast each day at home or at school.
- Help make appropriate clothing choices, e.g., wear proper WISS uniform, comfortable and safe shoes.
- Keep an open line of communication with your child to ensure that he/she remains safe at school. If a concern arises, e.g., bullying, contact the appropriate school officials immediately.
- Get involved! Sign up for the WISS Parent Community Group.
- Know the Support personnel available to your child including the school nurse and school counselor.
- Know your school’s policy regarding when to keep a sick child home.
If Your Child Has a Health Concern
- Make your child’s health concern known to the school and school nurse.
- Bring current, signed healthcare provider orders for treatments and all medications to be given at school. Bring the medication in the original pharmacy container.
- Together with the school nurse and other appropriate school officials, develop an individualized healthcare plan or other educational plan as needed.
- Provide parent/caregiver contact information and update the school with any changes.
- Confirm the school’s disaster and/or emergency plan. Make sure your child’s medication and/or medical devices, e.g., epinephrine auto-injectors, asthma inhalers, and insulin, will be readily available in an emergency.
- Introduce yourself and your child to the school nurse.