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Spring is coming!

We have had a very rough winter and a lot of illness here at school! The good news is, I see light, as Spring is just around the corner. However, please continue to keep children home if they are running a fever, make sure they get lots of rest and eat a well balanced diet. As Spring approaches the weather starts to warm up and everyone gets a little antsy as the school year starts to wind down. Hang in there and help us finish this school year strong.

Kindergarten Registration is March 15th at the elementary school library from 3:30-7:00 PM. Children that are 5 by September 30th are eligible to start Kindergarten for the 2017-2018 school year. Please bring the following to registration:
1. Student's immunization (shot) records
2. Birth Certificate
3. Student's Social Security Number
4. Photo ID of Parent
5. Proof of Residence
6. Custody Papers if relevant 
All children that register on this date with receive a FREE Blue Jay Hatching T-shirt. Please help spread the word. 
Medications: If your child needs to start taking a medication at school please contact me prior to the start date. There is paperwork that has to be filled out prior to dispensing medication at school. Please DO NOT send medication to school with a student and a note to give it. I will not dispense prescription medication without a doctor's order. All prescription medication needs to be brought to the school by a parent or guardian, not sent in with the student. If a student needs over the counter medication, I still need to speak with a parent/guardian and fill out appropriate paperwork. Not contacting me prior to the student needing the medication may cause a delay in receiving it.

Medication Forms: Students who need to take mediation at school will need to have a form signed by a parent/guardian. Prescription medication has to have a form signed by a physician. I have attached the forms below.

OTC Med Form

Physician Med Form

Prescription Med Form 

Lice: Lice is always an ongoing issue in schools. If your child has lice or gets lice we ask that you take care of it immediately. Any student that has live bugs in their hair will be sent home immediately and needs to be brought in by a parent to be checked by the nurse prior to returning to their classroom. Students that have nits (lice eggs) may also be sent home, RULH has a no nit policy and will enforce no nits prior to return as well. 

I am always happy to talk with parents regarding students and their health care. Please call me with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your child. I am also willing to set up times after school or at parent/teacher conferences to meet with parents if the need arises.

Please make sure your child gets lots of rest through the week and eats well balanced meals. This can directly affect their performance here at school and how they perform. As always, please let me know if you have any questions.

Elaine Manning RN, BSN
RULH District Nurse

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Ripley, OH 45167
Phone: (937) 392-4396
Fax: (937) 392-7003
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