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School Nurse

Welcome to the Nurse's Office Webpage

My name is Maria Johnson and I am the school nurse for St Anthony of Padua Grade School.  I am very excited to have this opportunity to provide a safe and healthy environment for your child while they are in school.  I will be working with you, your child, and the school staff to address any health needs or special concerns your child may have.

Medical Records

Delaware has mandated that all children provide documentation of the following. You will see that most of these immunization booster shots are given before entering Kindergarten.

Immunizations

DPT (DTAP) x 4 doses If the 4th DTAP was given before the 4th birthday a 5th dose is needed (given between 4yrs- 6yrs of age)

IPV or OPV x 3 doses. If the 3rd dose was given before the 4th birthday a 4th dose is required (given between age 4yrs- 6yrs of age)

MMR x 2 doses- usually first dose given after the age of 12 months, second dose between 4yrs- 6yrs of age)

Hepatitis B- 3 doses

Varicella (chicken pox) x 2 doses or a written disease history.( first given after 12 months and 2nd dose given between 4yrs- 6yrs of age)

Physical:

Current within two years prior to entry into school.

Physical Exam Form: on the St. Anthony website under forms.

Tuberculosis:

Results of Mantoux screening complete within the past 12 months or assessment as recommended by Delaware Division of Public Health.

Lead Blood Level:

usually done around 12 months of age

During the School Year

I am available in the school 5 days a week and will be assisting your child with any healthcare needs. Communication with parents/guardians is such an important part of my job.  In order to best help your child, I need to know if your child has any specific medical problems.  THeses may include allergies, medications, or chronic conditions.  Also, if anything changes with your child throughout the year, such as a medication change, please let me know as soon as possible.  Medications can be given to your child while they are at school. You will be requested to sign a medication authorization form if your child must take prescription medication during the school day.  The Medication must come to school in its original container with the prescription label attached and will be kept in my office locked cabinet.  Nonprescription medication (acetaminophen, ibuprofen, antacids, etc) may also be given to your child.  However, you will need to check off which medications and sign on the back of the yellow emergency card that you are given in the beginning of the school year.  

Thank you for entrusting your child with us.  I look forward to working with your child to keep them healthy so they can concentrate on learning.