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    The Lathrop School Nurses would like to welcome you to the District Health Page!  We hope you find the available information helpful.  If you have questions or concerns, please feel free to contact your student's health room directly!


    Brandi Breckenridge BSN, RN

    Lathrop High School/Middle School

    Phone 816-528-7438/ 816-528-7608

    Fax 816-528-7456/ 816-528-7646

    brandi.breckenridge@lathropschools.com


    Jennifer DeFries LPN

    Lathrop Elementary School

    Phone 816-528-7736

    Fax 816-528-7759

    jennifer.defries@lathropschools.com


Health Advisory Board
Announcements
  • 2017 FLU SHOT CLINICS

    Friday-Oct. 6th, 2017 Cameron Nutrition Site
    Stella Grinstead Center
    East 3rd, Cameron
    10:00 am-2:00 pm
     Wednesday-Oct. 11th 2017 Clinton County Health Dept
    106 Bust St., Plattsburg
    8:30 am-Noon
    1:00 pm-5:30 pm
     Monday-Oct. 16th, 2017  Lathrop Community Center
    406 Elm St., Lathrop
    9:30 am-1:00 pm
     Monday-Oct. 23rd, 2017 Gower Christian Church
    203 S. 3rd, Gower
    2:00 pm- 4:00 pm

     

    Shots will be given by the nursing staff of the Clinton County Health Department.  816-539-2144

    Medicare, Medicaid, and Insurance will be billed.  You must bring your card with you.  Self-pay: $30

  • 2017-2018 Immunization Updates

     * All students entering 8th grade are required to have a Tdap and a Meningococcal vaccine.
      *All 2018 Seniors are required to have a second Meningococcal vaccine (if first dose was given at age 16 or older, only one dose is needed). 

    *Please refer to the 2017-2018 MO State Immunization Requirements page for a complete list of required Kindergarten immunizations.  


    All school immunizations  are required before August enrollment for the 2017/2018 school year.  All immunizations are available from your physician, medical clinic or the Clinton County Health Department (816-539-2144). 
     
    If you have further questions please feel free to contact the school nurse!  Thank you!

     

  • Clinton County Immunization Clinics
    The Clinton County Health Department holds monthly immunization clinics in Cameron, Lathrop and Plattsburg as listed below:

    Cameron- Every 2nd Thursday and 4th Tuesday

    Lathrop- Every 3rd Thursday

    Plattsburg- Every 1st Thursday and 3rd Tuesday

    Clinton Co. Health Dept. accepts most insurance and continues to vaccinate those eligible through the Vaccine for Children (VFC) program which includes those that are on Medicaid, have no insurance, are underinsured, or are American Indian/Alaskan Native.  Those wishing to be vaccinated should schedule an appointment by calling 816-539-2144.

  • SCHOOL CLOTHING CLOSET
    The School District is happy to announce a new service for students and district families.  The school has a variety of donated and gently used clothing in sizes ranging from Youth 6/7 to Adult 2XL, including some shoes and outdoor winter-wear.  We would like to offer these items to any student or district family who may benefit from these items at no cost.  If interested in this service, please contact Amy Fly-Middle School Counselor to set up a time to "shop" in private at your convenience.  816-528-7606. 
Information

District Wellness Program

The Board recognizes the relationship between student well-being and student achievement as well as the importance of a comprehensive district wellness program. Therefore, the district will provide developmentally appropriate and sequential nutrition and physical education as well as opportunities for physical activity. The wellness program will be implemented in a multidisciplinary fashion and will be evidence based.

Wellness Committee

The district will establish a wellness committee that consists of at least one parent, student, nurse or other school health professional, physical education teacher, school food service representative, Board member, school administrator, member of the public, and other community members as appropriate. If available, a qualified, credentialed nutrition professional will be a member of the wellness committee.

Wellness Program Coordinators

The Board designates the school nurse as wellness program coordinator. Only employees of the district who are members of the wellness committee may serve as wellness program coordinators. Wellness coordinators, in consultation with the wellness committee, will be in charge of implementation and evaluation of this policy. Meetings, records and votes of the wellness committee will adhere to the requirements of the Missouri Sunshine Law.

Wellness program coordinators are responsible for ensuring that each school in the district is in compliance with this policy.

Nutrition Guidelines

It is the policy of the Lathrop R-II School District that all foods and beverages sold to students during the school day on any property under the jurisdiction of the district will meet the nutrition standards established by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These nutrition standards apply to all food and beverages sold to students, including those sold in vending machines, school stores and through district-sponsored fundraisers, unless an exemption applies. For the purposes of this policy, the school day is the time period from the midnight before to 30 minutes after the official school day.

Nutrition Promotion and Education

The district will provide nutrition education aligned with the Show-Me Standards and Missouri's Frameworks for Curriculum Development in Health/Physical Education in all grades. In addition, the district will disseminate nutrition messages and other nutrition-related materials received from the USDA to students, staff and the community through a variety of media and methods. The wellness program coordinators, in consultation with the wellness committee, will develop procedures that address nutrition education and promotion.

Physical Activity and Education

The district will provide physical education and opportunities for physical activity in accordance with state requirements and aligned with the Show-Me Standards and Missouri's Frameworks for Curriculum Development in Health/Physical Education in all grades. The wellness program coordinators, in consultation with the wellness committee, will develop procedures that address physical education and physical activity.

Other School-Based Activities

The wellness program coordinators, in consultation with the wellness committee, are charged with developing procedures addressing other school-based activities to promote wellness.

Evaluation

The wellness committee will assess all education curricula and materials pertaining to wellness for accuracy, completeness, balance and consistency with the state's and district's education goals and standards. Wellness program coordinators shall be responsible for devising a plan for implementation and evaluation of the district wellness policy and are charged with operational responsibility for ensuring that schools meet the goals of the district wellness policy. Wellness program coordinators will report to the Board periodically regarding the content and implementation of the wellness program and make recommendations for modifications to this policy as appropriate. The report will be made available to the public on the district's website or by other appropriate means.

Medication Administration Policy

Definitions

Authorized Prescriber – Includes a healthcare provider licensed or otherwise authorized by state law to prescribe medication.

Diabetes Medical Management Plan – A document developed by the student’s personal healthcare team that sets out the health services needed by the student at school and that is signed by the student's personal healthcare team and parent/guardian.

Medications – For the purposes of this policy, medications include prescription drugs and over-the-counter drugs, including herbal preparations and vitamins. Medications also include substances that claim or purport to be medicinal or performance enhancing.

General

The Lathrop R-II School District is not legally obligated to administer medication to students unless specifically included in a Section 504 plan or an individualized education program (IEP). However, the Board recognizes that some students may require medication for chronic or short-term illnesses to enable them to remain in school and participate in the district's education services. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to submit any relevant information regarding the medications their student needs, including a diabetes medical management plan or other information the district may use to develop an IEP, Section 504 Plan or individualized health plan (IHP). The district will review all information submitted by the parents/guardians and work with them to create a plan to meet the student's medical needs while at school or school activities.

The district prohibits students from possessing or self-administering medications while on district grounds, on district transportation or during district activities unless explicitly authorized in accordance with this policy. The superintendent, in collaboration with the district nursing staff, will establish administrative procedures for storing and administering medications in compliance with this policy and pursuant to state and federal law. Medications will only be administered at school when it is not possible or effective for the student to receive the medication at home.

The administration of medications is a nursing activity that must be performed by or under the supervision of a registered professional nurse. A registered professional nurse may delegate the administration of medication to a licensed practical nurse or unlicensed personnel who are trained by the nurse to administer medications. The registered professional nurse is responsible for developing written procedures for training unlicensed personnel in the administration of medications and for supervising the administration of medication by others. In accordance with law, any trained or qualified employee will be held harmless and immune from civil liability for administering medication in good faith and according to standard medical practices. A qualified employee is one who has been trained to administer medication according to standard medical practices.

The nurse or designee must maintain thorough documentation of all medications administered to students.

Nurses must use reasonable and prudent judgment to determine whether to administer particular medications to students while also working in collaboration with parents/guardians and the school administration. In carrying out their legal duty to protect the health, welfare and safety of students, nurses will, when necessary, clarify authorized prescriber orders and respond in accordance with such clarifications.

The district shall not knowingly administer medications in an amount exceeding the recommended daily dosage listed in the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) or other recognized medical or pharmaceutical text. Except for the medications that are only used in an emergency situation, the district will not knowingly administer the first dose of any medication. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to arrange to administer prescription medications themselves when possible.

Staff, students and all other individuals are prohibited from possessing or administering any medication, while on district grounds, on district transportation or during district activities, that is illegal pursuant to state or federal law.

Over-the-Counter Medications

The district may administer over-the-counter medication to a student upon receipt of a written request and permission to do so by the parent/guardian. All over-the-counter medications must be delivered to the school principal or designee in the manufacturer's original packaging and will only be administered in accordance with the manufacturer's label.

Prescription Medications

Unless otherwise authorized in this policy, the parent/guardian must provide the district with written permission to administer the medication before the district will administer the prescription medication to the student. The prescription label will be considered the equivalent of a prescriber's written direction, and a separate document is not needed.

Possession and Self-Administration of Medications

The district will permit a student to possess and self-administer medications as required by law, except for substances that are illegal under state or federal law, and as allowed in this section. Permission to possess and self-administer medications may be revisited if there is evidence that the student is not handling or administering the medication appropriately or that the student’s actions may be harming his or her own health or the health and safety of other persons. Such permission is required for students to possess and self-administer medications while at school, at a district-sponsored activity and on district-sponsored transportation. Such permission shall be effective only for the same school and school year for which it is granted.

A student with an IEP or Section 504 plan may possess and self-administer medications in accordance with the IEP or Section 504 plan. Students who do not have an IEP or Section 504 plan may possess and self-administer medications in accordance with 1) or 2) below:

 

1.         Students with Diabetes: Upon written request of the parent/guardian and upon authorization by a student's diabetes medical management plan, the district will permit a student with diabetes to perform blood glucose checks, administer insulin through the student's insulin delivery systems, treat hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia, and otherwise attend to the care and management of the student's diabetes. The district will permit the student to possess on his or her person at all times all necessary supplies and equipment to perform these monitoring and treatment functions. The student shall have access to a private area for performing diabetes care tasks should the parent/guardian or student request such access. Students with diabetes who wish to possess and self-administer medications are subject to the same requirements (below) as students with other health conditions.

 

2.         Students with Other Chronic Health Conditions: Students may possess and self-administer medications for the treatment of asthma, anaphylaxis and other chronic health conditions in accordance with this policy and law. The district will not permit students to possess and self-administer medications unless all of the following requirements are met:

 

            ►          The medication was prescribed or ordered by the student’s physician.

 

            ►          The physician has provided a written treatment plan for the condition for which the medication was prescribed or authorized that includes a certification that the student is capable of and has been instructed in the correct and responsible use of the medication and has demonstrated to the physician or the physician’s designee the skill level necessary to use the medication.

 

            ►          The student has demonstrated proper self-administration technique to the school nurse.

 

            ►          The student’s parent/guardian has signed a statement authorizing self-administration and acknowledging that the district and its employees or agents will incur no liability as a result of any injury arising from the self-administration of such medication unless such injury is a result of negligence on the part of the district or its employees or agents.

Emergency Medications

All student-occupied buildings in this district are equipped with prefilled epinephrine auto syringes and asthma-related rescue medications. The school nurse or another employee trained and supervised by the school nurse may administer these medications when they believe, based on training, that a student is having a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction or life-threatening asthma episode. A prescription or written permission from a parent/guardian is not necessary to administer this medication in an emergency situation.

Epinephrine and asthma-related rescue medications will only be administered in accordance with written protocols provided by an authorized prescriber. The Board will purchase an adequate number of prefilled epinephrine auto syringes and asthma-related rescue medications based on the recommendation of the school nurse, who will be responsible for maintaining adequate supplies and replacing expired syringes and medications.

The school principal or designee will maintain a list of students who cannot, according to their parents/guardians, receive epinephrine or asthma-related rescue medications. A current copy of the list will be kept with the devices at all times.

Consequences

Students who possess or consume medications in violation of this policy while on district grounds, on district transportation or during a district activity may be disciplined up to and including suspension or expulsion. Employees who violate this policy may be disciplined up to and including termination. District administrators will notify law enforcement when they believe a crime has occurred.

Medication Guidelines

Medication to be given at school:

Certain over the counter medications are available for students’ use during the year and may be dispensed only with written or verbal parent/guardian permission.   A detailed list of these medications is available on the current Student Health Inventory form.  You may review this form on the Lathrop School Website-Health tab.  The Health Room staff will only give these medications according to the recommended dose on the bottle, unless a written order from the doctor is received. 

 *All medication to be taken at school must be brought in to the Health Room by a parent or other responsible adult.  Please do not give medications to teachers.  

 * Prescription medication must be in a current prescription bottle labeled with the student’s name, physician’s name, name of medication with dosage and directions – no loose pills sent to school in baggies will be given to students!     

*Any prescription medication  given to your child at school must be accompanied by a written doctor’s order authorizing the Health Room to administer the medication to your child OR authorizing your child to self-administer the medication.  (A new order is required every school year)  

 *   It is the student’s responsibility to report to the Health Room at the time his/her medication is to be given.   

Authorization Forms are available in the Health Room and on the school website for this purpose.  Forms may be faxed directly to the doctor’s office by the school if a parent signs the form.

Illness/Injury Guidelines

Under normal circumstances, the school nurse will contact you only if your child is definitely ill.  Students with mild headaches, stomachaches or sore throats will receive standard health interventions or first aid with a goal of returning to class.  The Health Room will notify parent/guardian and may send students home from school for the following:
  •  ·         Elevated temperature of 99.6 degrees or greater
  • ·         Confirmed vomiting or diarrhea 
  • ·         Head injury 
  • ·         Serious injury or illness is evident (First Aid will be given and EMS may be contacted)
  • ·         Head lice have been confirmed in student’s hair.  (Students may return to school following appropriate treatment and be cleared by the school nurse upon returning. )                                                                                                                               

When should my child be kept home from school?        
  • * If your child has a temperature of 99.6 degrees or greater, or your child’s behavior indicates he/she is really not feeling well.  Children should remain home until they fever free. 
  • * If your child has vomiting or diarrhea in the morning before school. 
  • * If your child has any discharge, itching or crusting of eyelids.  These may be symptoms of a bacterial infection of the eye called conjunctivitis, which is highly contagious.  Your child should stay home and see a doctor. 
  • * If your child has a questionable skin condition or rash, your child should stay home and see a doctor
  • * If your child is complaining of severe or persistent pain, your child should stay home and see a doctor. 
  • * If your child has complained of a sore throat for longer than a week or complains of difficulty/pain while swallowing, regardless of whether or not he/she has a fever, your child should stay home and be seen by a doctor.  (Strep throat, when untreated, can lead to rheumatic fever and other systemic illness.) 
  • * If your child has cold/cough symptoms that will interfere with his/her ability to participate in the classroom.
  • * If there are any signs of head lice or nits in the child’s hair, your child should stay home and be treated.  Once treated your child may return to school after being checked by the school nurse.