Pam Medrano, R.N.
I love being the nurse here at Morningside Elementary. This is my fourth year as your school nurse. I have been a nurse for almost 16 years. I worked in Labor and Delivery for 14 years before coming to Morningside. I take pride in seeing some of the babies I helped deliver walking our halls!! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. You may reach me at 935-4153 ext 7006 or email@example.com.
SCHOOL HEALTH SERVICES
Children of all ages must be physically, mentally, and emotionally healthy so they are able to learn. Health problems make learning harder. Please inform me if your child has any acute or chronic illnesses. As your child's nurse I have set the following goals to support your child's education:
•Maintain a healthy environment so children can learn effectively.
•Help each child maintain the highest possible level of health.
•Identify potential health issues and help families address them.
•Teach children healthy habits.
•Teach your child to wash their hands regularly--and always before eating and after using the bathroom.
•Have a regular bedtime for your child.
•Make sure your child eats regular meals. Breakfast is especially important.
•Encourage your child to eat healthy foods. Try snacks such as fruits, raw vegetables, yogurt, and cheese.
•Always make sure your child dresses appropriately for the weather.
•It is recommended that your child should get at least 60 minutes of aerobic activity per day.
REASONS FOR BEING SENT HOME
1. Temperature of 100 degrees or more. Please do not send your child back to school until they are 24 hours temperature free, without medication.
3. Skin "rashes" that are suspicious and require a note from the doctor stating the condition is not contagious.
4. "Pink eye" or conjunctivitis. Must have a note from the doctor stating it is not contagious, or has been on antibiotics for 24 hours.
5. Head injuries or other traumas that require emergency treatment.
I do my best to keep our students at school if at all possible. Remember, each child is different and unique.
Also, when your child has been sent to the nurse's office, I may need to contact you. It is very hard to contact you if you have not filled out the emergency contact information. Please make sure all your contact information is up to date.
Clean reusable kids clothing. We are always in need of shoes, socks, and warm clothing. Please consider recycling your children's clothing for use in the Nurse's Office.