Taylor High School

Health Services

513-467-3200 

picture of school nurse, alex richmond

Alex Richmond School Nurse

Email: arichmond@trlsd.org

Alex is coming to us from Children's Hospital and is excited to work with children of all ages. Mr. Richmond was an Oak Hills grad and went on to receive his undergraduate degree in exercise physiology from Ohio University. Alex worked at Beacon Orthopedics before receiving his MSN degree from Mt. St. Joseph University. While working at Children's Hospital, he was a float nurse and therefore has an extensive list of experiences. 

When asked about some personal highlights, Alex mentioned that he is a proud father to his Golden Retriever, Marley, and enjoys the outdoors. Alex spends most time away from work with his family hiking, fishing, golfing, and camping. He is a huge Bengals and Reds fan. He also still enjoys playing basketball; one of his favorite college memories was playing for Ohio University's club team.

State of Ohio Immunization Requirements for the 2017-2018 School Year

Kindergarten

The Ohio Department of Health requires that ALL students entering Kindergarten have the following vaccines; DTap, Polio, MMR, Hep B, and Varicella (Chicken Pox) for the 2017-2018 school year.  Students at Three Rivers Elementary entering into Kindergarten in 2017 will be required to have these immunizations.  Documentation from your child’s healthcare provider must be on file at the school to prevent exclusion.  The reason for this early notification is to provide time for you to schedule an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider to receive the required immunizations and/or obtain documentation of compliance in obtaining these vaccinations.

7th Grade

The Ohio Health Department requires that ALL students entering the 7th grade for the 2017-2018 school year has been given the following immunizations; 1 dose of Tdap and 1 dose of Meningococcal (serogroup A, C, W, and Y).  Students at Taylor Middle School entering into 7th grade in 2017 will be required to have these immunizations.  Documentation from your child’s healthcare provider must be on file at the school to prevent exclusion.  The reason for this early notification is to provide time for you to schedule an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider to receive the required immunizations and/or obtain documentation of compliance in obtaining these vaccinations.

12th Grade

The Ohio Health Department requires that ALL students entering the 12th grade for the 2017-2018 school year has been given the following immunizations; 2 doses of Meningococcal (serogroup A, C, W, and Y).  Students at Taylor High School entering into 12th grade in 2017 will be required to have these immunizations.  Documentation from your child’s healthcare provider must be on file at the school to prevent exclusion.  The reason for this early notification is to provide time for you to schedule an appointment with your child’s healthcare provider to receive the required immunizations and/or obtain documentation of compliance in obtaining these vaccinations.

Students who do not provide documentation of required immunizations are subject to exclusion from school.  To avoid exclusion, we are encouraging you to make an appointment with your healthcare provider to have time to receive immunizations and/or provide documentation of having received immunization(s) before school begins on August 17, 2017.

Please feel free to contact the school or your healthcare provider with any questions.  Thank you!

 

Medication

No person employed by the Three Rivers Local Board of Education shall, in the course of such employment, administer any medication prescribed by a physician or any over the counter medication to any student enrolled in the schools of the district, except as described.

  1. For all medication: An authorization form filled out by an attending physician and signed by her/him shall accompany the medication to school.
  2. Parents shall sign a permission slip giving school personnel the authorization to administer the medication to their child.
  3. All medication must be properly labeled with the name and address of the child, the name of the medication, the dosage, the time of administration and the prescribing physician.
  4. All medication must be brought to school in the original container.
  5. No more than 30 doses of medication will be kept in school at any one time.
  6. All medication is to be taken to the principal’s office or the assistant principal’s office by an adult. No child is to keep any medication on his person during school hours or take medication without proper supervision.
  7. The medication shall be administered according to the physician’s directions as listed on the request form. The directions on the prescription label of the medication container and physician’s written request must correspond.
  8. The appropriate teacher will be informed when a child needs to take mediation during school. The teacher will allow the child to be released from the classroom if/when necessary.
  9. New request forms must be submitted each school year and/or as necessary for changed in medication distribution (Board Policy 7001).

Clarification of student medication procedures:

  1. No student is to furnish medication of any kind to another student.
  2. No student is to accept medication of any kind from another student.
  3. Chronic condition students and handicapped students requiring medication are covered by Policy 7001.
  4. With the exception of approved asthma inhalers, students shall not administer any drug to themselves. They shall bring the original container to the office at the beginning of the school day. This applies to both prescription and over-the-counter drugs.
  5. Parental permission is required before office personnel will allow students to take these medications.
  6. Detailed building procedures shall be as approved by the principal.
  7. A student may possess and use a metered dose inhaler or a dry powder inhaler to alleviate asthmatic symptoms, or before exercise to prevent the onset of asthmatic symptoms if the prescribed conditions are satisfied (see Policy 7001).

Illness at School

Pupils who become ill during the day should ask their teacher for permission to go see the school nurse or the main office if the nurse is not available. No person will be admitted to the nurse's office without a pass from a classroom teacher or school administrator. The nurse, principal, assistant principal, or designee, will decide what action to take, i.e. rest in the office, go home, go to a doctor or hospital, or return to class. The student will not be permitted to go home unless seen by the school nurse or their designee and parental permission can be secured. Any student not following this procedure will be considered an unexcused absence. Students may not contact parents using their own personal devices to pick them up from school because they are ill; they must follow the above procedure.

No Latex Policy

Students with a latex allergy may develop life-threatening reactions when exposed to the protein found in natural rubber latex. Natural rubber latex is found in products such as balloons, rubber-bands, adhesive bandages and latex gloves. Latex balloons and gloves pose a special hazard because as a balloon deflates or gloves are removed, rubber protein particles are released into the air. Taylor High School requests that no latex balloons be brought into the building. Mylar balloons are acceptable.