Good health enhances your student's ability to learn. School nursing has grown to meet student need, and involves much more than dispensing hugs and band-aids. Nurses address issues that face our students and assist teachers to enable our students the best learning experience.
School nurses support good health and learning by performing a variety of duties including: direct student care; assessing student health needs; providing in-service training for staff and students; conducting mandatory health screenings; overseeing maintenance of student health and immunization records; administering medication; providing emergency first aid to students and staff; and working with the Department of Health in the control of communicable diseases.
Keep your student's health and emergency information updated with current names and telephone numbers by contacting your school. Student Health Information is updated yearly. Please keep your school nurse updated on your child's health status, such as surgeries, medications, illnesses/diseases, new diagnoses, or other conditions that may affect your child's school performance.
Certain health conditions may require an Individual Health Plan (IHP) for the safety and well being of your child. Please contact your school nurse if you believe your child may benefit from an Individual Health Plan.
Students with potentially life-threatening health conditions require an Emergency Medical Plan (EMP) to be in place before they may attend school. Please contact your school nurse if you have questions.
Required student immunizations
The State of Missouri requires certain immunizations before children may attend school. Children may get their immunizations from their health care provider or at the St. Charles County Health Department.
In order to dispense prescription medicine, the school district is required to have an authorization form completed by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian. Over-the-counter medication requires an authorization form signed by the physician.
Students requiring rescue medications may carry and self-administer an inhaler or auto-injector (Epi-pen), after certain paperwork and training have been accomplished. If you would like more information, please contact your school nurse.
Vision and Hearing Screening
The Francis Howell School District provides vision and hearing screenings for students in grades first, third, sixth, and ninth grades. If you would like your child screened, please contact your school nurse.
A completed MSHSAA Physical Form must be on file before students may participate in middle school or high school sports. You may get forms at the school offices or download a copy.