The purpose of Health Services is to maintain, improve, and promote the health of the school age child. The school employs a Nationally Certified School Nurse (NCSN), Jan Brant, who is available in the Health Suite Monday – Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parents should feel free to contact the school nurse regarding health concerns of their children.
For the 2019-2020 school year, we continue to use an online database called Magnus Health Student Medical Record, which will host all student medical information moving forward. There are many benefits to this system, including less paperwork for parents to complete each year, and having more accurate information that is accessible to parents and the appropriate employees at our school.
In preparation for the 2019–2020 school year, we ask that you enter the health information required for each child attending Park no later than July 1, 2019.
Before you begin, we recommend that you watch the “Getting Started Video” that appears when you log in. It is less than 2 minutes long and will answer many questions you have about the system.
Some health data will be collected in Magnus Health via web-based forms that you can fill out online. Other forms require a physician to be completed; you may upload the completed forms to your child’s record using the Magnus Health Portal.
If you require assistance with the Magnus Health Portal, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keep your child at home when they have illnesses such as:
The flu is serious! Call your pediatrician at the first sign of flu symptoms, which typically
come on suddenly, including:
Notify the nurse if your child develops a communicable disease or condition (for example: flu, strep throat, pink eye, head lice, impetigo).
If your child has a serious illness or injury, or hospitalization notify the nurse. A doctor’s clearance is required to resume participation in athletics. Students who need crutches must have a note from the physician indicating the nature of the injury, the need for the use of crutches while at school, and the estimated length of use.
Children who become ill at school and need to go home are required to be picked up by parent or other designated person within 1 hour of a call from the nurse. Children recover better at home. Prolonged stays in the nurses’ office expose children to germs. Have an emergency plan so that should you receive a sick call during the school day your child can be picked up in a timely manner.
Emergency telephone numbers should include parents and two other designated adults. Update all telephone numbers as necessary throughout the school year. When parents are away, a note or email is required for the nurse prior to their departure indicating dates of the trip and names/phone numbers of the adult in charge during the parents’ absence.