From the School Nurse                                                      

  • It’s Spring and the Health Room has been very busy.  Colds, cough, sore throats, and stomach bugs are seen every day. If your child is not feeling well, please check their temperature before sending them to school. If your child has a fever, he or she should stay home from school. A fever is a temperature of 100 degrees or higher. He may return to school once the fever has been below 100 degrees for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
  • Please remind students that good handwashing is the best way to stay well.  Encourage your child to eat breakfast and get a good night’s sleep. Middle schoolers need at least 9-10 hours of sleep each night.
  • Please remember that students may not carry medication with them to school. This includes all over the counter medications. All medications must be brought to school by an adult in its original container with a completed medical consent form. Tylenol and Motrin only need a parent’s signature on the CCPS discretionary medication form.
  • Students may carry non-medicated cough drops with them in school as long as a parent provides a note giving permission for the child to take them during the day.
  • Students may bring the following items to school: Hand sanitizer, any brand, for personal use only, hand lotion, saline solution for contacts, and sunscreen.
  • If for any reason your child cannot participate in PE for more than 3 days, a doctor’s note is required, stating the reason why and for how long.
  • Parents of 6th grade students…. Your student will need two immunizations by the first day of 7th grade!! Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis booster) and the MCV4 (meningococcal) vaccines.

    Your child may have already been given these vaccines. Please check with your pediatrician and send an updated record to the health room as soon as possible. Shot records may be faxed, scanned and emailed, dropped off by a parent or delivered by the student. If your child has not been given these vaccines, please make an appointment now to receive them. Doctor’s offices are busy, especially in the summer. State law requires that any student that has not received these vaccines, must be excluded from school.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me at or 410-751-3656

                                                             Thank you, and stay healthy!

                                                                  Heather Pahl RN

                                                               East Middle School Nurse