Marston Middle School

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Swine Flu Precautions

If you are sick with a fever of >100 degrees and a cough and/or sore throat, you are strongly encouraged to stay home for work or school and to limit contact with others.

Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing or sneezing. Throw the tissue in the trash after use.
Wash hands often with soap and water, especially after coughing or sneezing. Alcohol-based hand cleaners are also effective.
Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth.
Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
For more information: http://www.cdc.gov/swineflu/guidance_homecare.htm
 
The Health Office is available to students during school hours each day. Students who feel ill must go to the Health Office with a signed agenda, from their current class. The nurse will determine the appropriate course of action.

PE Excuses
If your student requires activity restrictions or modifications for medical reasons, a parent/guardian note will excuse the student for up to 3 days. A physician's note is required for longer excuses.
Excuses will not be accepted during PE class if they have not been reviewed by the nurse first. Students may visit the nurse for an excuse before school or during advisory.
Students MUST suit up for PE class but MAY not be required to participate, depending on the severity of the illness/injury, as determined by the school nurse.

Medications
Certain over-the-counter medications are available to students who have a “Health Information Exchange Consent Form” filled out and on file at school. The nurse will assess the situation, the student’s health history and dispense medication according to protocol.

If medications are required at school (daily or short term), a physician’s order is required.

Asthma and the use of Inhalers at School*
Students who use inhalers as prescribed by their physicians should have a duplicate inhaler brought to school to be kept in the Health Office. It is acceptable for students to carry and self-administer their inhalers; however, ONLY with the written permission of both the physician and parent/guardian.

*See "Files" to the left, for forms for asthma inhalers and other medications.

Immunization Update
Many people between the ages of 11 and 19 think they are done with their vaccinations...but they aren't! Here are the ones you may be due for. If you aren't sure, contact me & I'll check your record and let you know.
Tdap booster - for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis - given after you turn 11
Meningococcal given after you turn 11
Varicella (chickenpox) - if you have not received 2(yes, two) doses or had chickenpox
Hepatitis A - if you have not already received 2 doses
Annual Flu vaccine - now recommended for ALL children ages 6 months to 18 years
If you have received any vaccines since you first registered for school, please bring me a copy of your updated immunization card so I can update your school records.

Position:
School Nurse
Phone: 858.273-2030 x:2117
Fax: 858.272-3460
3799 Clairemont Dr.
San Diego, CA 92117