The Health Office provides nursing care to Saint John's students and communicates changes in medical status to parents, physicans, and medical personnel to ensure safety and comprehensive healthcare. We maintain confidentiality of medical issues, implement plan of care as directed by physician, administer medications, and assess health status of students.
Whether you are new to school, transferring in or have been attending Saint John’s High School in years past, we are requesting that you complete the following documentation. For some items, a paper copy will be needed in the health office and for others you will complete an online form on the website (an email will be sent out when when the online forms are available).
New Students: Parents, please contact your son's current school nurse and advise the nurse that your son will be attending Saint John's High School next year. The School Health Record that the nurse maintains will need to be transferred to Saint John's school nurse. These records contain health information that are separate from the academic record.
Annual physical examination form - All students must have a valid physical on file. If your son has a physical completed during the school year, please send in an updated copy. Physicals are valid for 13 months. Your doctor may have a form that they use which is acceptable. If needed, a copy of the state physical form can be found to the right.
Immunization List - All students must show documentation of having received all required immunizations. If needed, a copy of the state Certificate of Immunization can be found to the right.
Allergy Action Plan - If your son has a life-threatning allergy that would require an Epi-pen, an allergy action plan with signatures by both the prescribing physican and parent/guardian along with medication orders for Epi-pen administration must be submitted to the health office. An Epi-pen will be kept in your son's backback and a back up in the health office. If needed, a copy of an allergy action plan can be found to the right.
Asthma Action Plan - If your son has asthma, an asthma action plan signed by both the prescribing physican and parent/guardian must be submitted to the health office. We will accept your physican's standard form. If needed, a copy of an asthma action plan can be found to the right.
Physican orders for Prescription Medication - If your son requires daily medication during the school day, please obtain a Medication Order from the prescribing physician. This order must be signed by both the physican and parent/guardian. This would include orders for glucose testing and insulin administration for those students with diabetes. Medications must be in their original container with your son's name, dosage instructions, and Physician's name. The directions on the container must match the physician's written order. We will accept your physician's standard form. If needed, a copy of a medication order form can be found to the right.
Health History (will be completed on the website) - An email will be sent out when the online form is available.
Over-the-Counter Medication Authorization - Please print the form OTC Medication Form, it can be found to the right; complete and drop off, mail, fax or email the completed and signed form to the school nurse.
All paperwork can be mailed or faxed to the attention of the Health Office or sent via email. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact the Health Office. During the summer, email is the most efficent way to contact the health office.
This varies according to your son’s age. The nurse will review your son's immunization record to make sure your son's immunizations are up-to-date and notify you if your son needs additional vaccines for school. Please contact your son's physician for immunizations.
All students may carry an inhaler with written parental and health care provider’s permission. The nurse, parents, and physician must be confident that the student can properly use the inhaler and contact the nurse or parent when used daily. The student should let the nurse know when the inhaler is used in order that the nurse can further assess.
Health information is kept confidential and shared with others only when necessary to protect the safety and promote the education of your son. The nurse will obtain your permission before sharing health information, except in an emergency situation. Although parents or students often share health information with school staff, this information is not shared unless there is a need for staff to know and then only with your permission. Confidentiality of medical information is protected by law and the School Nurse is careful to guard your son’s privacy.
With the exception of seasonal influenza vaccines, the Division of Public Health no longer offers travel or routine vaccinations. Please contact your primary care provider to obtain routine immunizations.
Travel immunizations may also be obtained at the following locations by appointment; restrictions apply. Please contact the individual agencies for more information and schedule appointments at least 6 weeks in advance. Prior to the appointment at the Travel Clinic, contact your physician for a copy of current immunizations and bring them to the appointment. Please call the Travel Clinic as soon as possible to start immunizations to allow them time to become effective.
All students who have a life-threatening allergy are advised to carry their Epi-pen on them in their backpacks at all times. The nurse, parents, and physician must be confident that the student can properly recognize a reaction, alert teachers and the nurse of a reaction, and know how to use the Epi-pen. If an Epi-pen is used, then 911 must be called as well as the parents.
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This form must be completed and signed every year by both student and parent for all student participating in any athletic scrimmage, game or practice at St. John’s. Requires student and parent completion of online concussion course.