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park Avenue Elementary School
  Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Responsible, and Be Peaceful
 58 Park Avenue, Webster MA 01570

  Phone: 508-943-4554     Fax: 508-949-1668  
 Ms. Ginger Coleman, Principal     Ms. Patricia Mackay, Assistant Principal 

Park Avenue Citizenship Pledge: I am a citizen of Park Avenue School. I promise to be safe.   I promise to be respectful.  I promise to be peaceful.   I will work hard as a citizen of Park Avenue Elementary School  EVERYDAY!

Welcome to the Nurse’s Office Page

at Park Ave Elementary School!



 

Sarah Phillips, RN, BSN, NCSN                        Danielle Jalbert, RN

sphillips@webster-schools.org            djalbert@webster-schools.org


Phone: 508-943-4554

Nursing Office Fax: 508-640-0067

 

 

** Medication Notice**

Please do not send in an allergy medication with your student - students are not allowed to transport ANY medication (prescription or over the counter) and the nurse must have a doctor's order on file to administer any medication to your student. 

Notices will be sent home the week of June 5th asking parents to plan to pick up their students medication from school prior to the end of the school year.
Any medication not picked up will be discarded over the summer.

 

 

 

 

Info about the PAE Nursing Office

 

School nursing is a specialized practice of nursing that advances the well-being, academic success, and lifelong achievement and health of students. Keeping children healthy, safe, in school, and ready to learn should be a top priority for both healthcare and educational systems. It is the position of NASN1 that school nurses play an essential role in keeping children healthy, safe, and ready to learn. The school nurse is a member of a unique discipline of professional nursing and is often the sole healthcare provider in an academic setting.

 

Here at Park Ave Elementary School, we have one full time nurse, Mrs Sarah Phillips, and one nurse, Mrs Danielle Jalbert, who is at our school part time. Mrs Phillips is a Nationally Board Certified School Nurse who holds a Bachelor of Science Nursing Degree from University of New Hampshire and has 16 years of nursing experience. Mrs Jalbert holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from RI College, and an Associate's Degree in Nursing from Becker College, and has 6 years of nursing experience.

 

Together, we care for the 870+ students here at Park Ave, and our upmost priority is the health and well being of each student. With our combined years of experience, we utilize our assessment skills and nursing judgement to determine what type of treatment each student needs while triaging, prioritizing and multitasking multiple students at a time.

 

Below is a generalized list of some of the situations we encounter throughout the day - it is not a comprehensive list, as we never know what situation will walk through the door! We typically see between 150 and 200 students per day, and treat minor and major concerns with skill and professionalism. We communicate with parents for minor injuries/illnesses only when our assessment findings indicate a need for follow up. For those health concerns that fall into the moderate or severe category, the nurse will reach out to the parent to report assessment findings and discuss needed follow up or dismissal plan.

 

We welcome communication with our student’s parents, and appreciate any “heads up” information or “follow up” information you can provide us. Emailing us at sphillips@webster-schools.org or djalbert@webster-schools.org is the best way to communicate with us. We appreciate the opportunity to care for your students, and partner with you as parents/guardians to help your children be healthy and ready to learn while at school.

 

1NASN: https://schoolnursenet.nasn.org/blogs/nasn-profile/2017/03/13/the-role-of-the-21st-century-school-nurse )

 

 

Minor Illness/Injury Examples (typically do not require a phone call home)

  • Earache without fever

  • Sore throat without fever

  • Stomachache without fever/vomiting

  • Headache without fever

  • Minor scrape/abrasion/laceration (cut)

  • Nosebleed

  • Lost tooth
  • Minor orthodontic concern
  • Low grade temperature (under 99.9 degrees)

  • Minor sprain/strain to joint with normal range of motion, minor swelling/bruising

  • ​​Diarrhea
  • Minor allergic reaction
  • Bruise

 

 

Major Illness/Injury Examples (typically require a phone call home for MD follow up and/or dismissal)

  • Vomiting

  • Fever of 100.0 degrees or higher

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Suspected Conjunctivitis (pink eye)

  • Lice (per district lice policy)

  • Sore throat with fever, redness and/or exudate (pus) suspicious of strep throat

  • Seizure activity

  • Bump/bruise on the head/face with significant swelling/bruising

  • Earache with drainage and/or fever

  • Bee Stings

  • Persistent Headache

  • Cardiac Complaints

  • Diabetic Concerns

  • Persistent Diarrhea (more than 3 episodes in one hour)

  • ​Signs of significant allergic reaction
  • Tick Bite
  • Dental injury
  • Major orthodontic concern
  • Injury where nursing assessment indicates need for further MD evaluation

  • Laceration/Cut on any part of body where nursing assessment indicates need for further MD evaluation

  • Severe sprain or bone injury where nursing assessment indicates need for further MD evaluation

 

 



 Entrance Requirements

 

Massachusetts state law requires that all students who are entering school have a complete immunization record and a physical within the last year. See the table below for grade specific entrance requirements.

 

Entering Preschool

  • Physical exam by MD within the last year

  • Complete Immunization Record

    • 5 DTAP (diptheria/tetanus/pertussis) vaccines

    • 3 Hepatitis B vaccines

    • 4 Polio vaccines

    • 2 MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine

    • 2 Varicella (chicken pox)

Entering Kindergarten

  • Physical exam within the last year

  • Complete Immunization Record

    • 5 DTAP (diptheria/tetanus/pertussis) vaccines

    • 3 Hepatitis B vaccines

    • 4 Polio vaccines

    • 2 MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine

    • 2 Varicella (chicken pox)

  • Lead level results

  • Hearing/Vision Screening by MD in the last year

Entering Grades 1-4

  • Physical exam within the last year

  • Complete Immunization Record

    • 5 DTAP (diptheria/tetanus/pertussis) vaccines

    • 3 Hepatitis B vaccines

    • 4 Polio vaccines

    • 2 MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine

    • 2 Varicella (chicken pox)

 

 


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Park Ave Illness Policy

 

Illness at home - Please check your child carefully before sending him/her to school if they do not feel well in the morning.  Guidelines for when to keep your child home:

 
  • Temperature of 100 or more.  Your child must be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.

  • Vomiting or diarrhea present during the past 24 hours. Your child must be free of vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.

  • If on an antibiotic for a contagious illness (such as strep throat or pink eye), the child must be on the medication for 24 hours before returning to school.

 

 


Medication Policy

 

School Nurses can administer medications to students with a doctor’s order, signed parent consent, and if the pharmacy labeled medication bottle is brought into school to the nurse by an adult. Students are not allowed to transport prescription or over the counter medications to school under any circumstances.

 

This link below is the consent that is needed to be turned into the Nursing Office. The top part is to be filled out by your doctor (or they can give their own doctor’s order form). The lower portion is to be filled out by the parent to give permission to administer the medication.

 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1cve638jDXI1S9v_GkLh5DSqS1dXWla_K4_iWmkAjXjU/pub

 


 

STATE MANDATED SCREENINGS

 

The Nursing Office at Park Ave performs the State Mandated Health Screenings throughout the year. If you would like your child to opt-out of this screening, please email the nursing office at any time. We are fortunate to have the assistance from community agencies to complete these screenings.

 

Screening

Grades Screened

Screenings Assisted by

Hearing Screening

1, 2, 3, 4

Baypath Nursing Students

Height/Weight

1 & 4

Baypath Nursing Students

Vision Screening

1, 2, 3, 4

Gentext Vision Screeners

 

 


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ATTENDANCE

Every Classroom. Every Student. Every day.

 

School attendance is so important - in the absence of an illness, please be sure to have your student at school each and every day! For the district's attendance policy, please visit:

http://superintendent-of-schools.websterps.schoolfusion.us/modules/groups/homepagefiles/gwp/1007066/1385908/File/WebsterAttendancePolicy.pdf

 

 


 

Head Lice

Head lice are a common community based problem in ages 3 to 11. Head lice are not dangerous and do not transmit disease, but they do spread easily.  Head lice are most commonly spread by direct head-to-head contact with hair of other people who have head lice. Head lice are less commonly spread through contact with an infested person’s personal items, such as hair brushes and combs, hats, unwashed clothing, bedding or towels. Head lice are commonly spread within households. Children often spread head lice to each other during close contact while playing. Head lice can crawl from an infested person or object to a non-infested person. Head lice do not fly or jump.

Head lice can cause discomfort for the child and distraction in the classroom, therefore, any child found to have live lice or nits within one (1) inch of their scalp will be sent home as soon as the parents can be notified. The child will be excluded from school until they have been treated with a Pediculicide such as RID, NIX or other store brand version. ALL​ ​students​ ​sent​ ​home​ ​or​ ​kept home​ ​with​ ​live​ ​lice​ ​must​ ​be​ ​seen​ ​and​ ​cleared​ ​by​ ​the​ ​school​ ​nurse​ ​before reentry​ ​to​ ​school.​ ​The child may return to school once examined by the school nurse, and no live lice or nits within 1 inch of the scalp are present. ​

 

If your student has head lice, please contact the Nurse’s Office at 508-943-4554 so the School Nurse can review treatment, answer questions and assist with follow up assessments.


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