Contact me at JCHSnurse@madisoncity.k12.al.us
I have received a few questions regarding the recent emails sent out about the Madison City Schools illness guidelines and would like to address them with you.
- The north Alabama area has seen an increase in the number of cases of flu, covid, strep, bronchitis, RSV, along with just a regular viral respiratory illness. We are seeing similar patterns in our school.
- I understand that some families are having difficulty getting an appointment with their pediatrician or family doctor. Fortunately, our area is blessed to have a wide variety of urgent care centers that are able to test and treat illness. I have compiled a list of Local Urgent Care Clinics for information.
- Luckily, most of the illnesses listed above have treatment options available to ease symptoms and promote a quick recovery. Tamiflu and Xofluza are proven to help with the flu if taken soon after symptoms begin.
- Remember, if absences are to be excused without the use of parent excuses,
- For COVID: send in a copy of the positive home test or the results from a healthcare provider.
- Because there are no home tests available for other illness they can only be definitively diagnosed by a provider. A note will be needed from a healthcare provider to excuse the absences.
Medications for the school year:
1. Prescription medications need to have a Parent/Provider Authorization (PPA) form filled out by a physician.
2. Over-the-counter medications have to be in the unopened, unexpired, original container. A PPA will be filled out when the medication is brought in.
** Only acetaminophen, ibuprofen, dramamine, and benadryl can be kept in the clinic without a doctor's authorization.
3. All medication has to be brought in by a parent/guardian.
4. Students are NOT allowed to carry medication on them. Emergency medication (inhalers, epipens, etc.) can be carried by a student if the physician authorizes it. A PPA needs to be filed in the nurse's clinic.
Health services forms: Medication forms available here.
Phone: 256-216-5313 x95260
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Comprehensive Mathematics Education B.S. Nursing MSN Public Health
June Lawniczak, MSN-PH RN
Here are a few tips for this school year:
- If I am sending a student home, I will call the parents or guardian.
- If I cannot reach you, I will leave a message.
- Students cannot carry medication with them. If you would like to leave an unopened, over-the-counter bottle of medication with me, just come in anytime and we can fill out the proper paperwork.
Let's have a great year, and Go Jets!