Taylor High School

Health Services

Jen Rogers, RN, MSN     District Nurse
Email   jrogers@trlsd.org
RN, MSN   College of Mt. St. Joseph
School Nurse Certification   College of Mt. St. Joseph

Mrs. Rogers began working in the Three Rivers Local School District in 2016 as the District School Nurse. Prior to this, she worked at the City of Cincinnati in School & Adolescent Health as well as caring for critically ill children at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She is married to Michael and together they have three beautiful children. Jen believes in providing leadership in promoting health and safety, including a healthy environment while supporting student success. This is done by providing health care through assessment, intervention, and follow up for all children at Three Rivers.

ATTENTION PARENTS OF STUDENTS ENTERING 7th and 8th GRADES:
With the start of the 2016-2017 school year, Ohio will be faced with new meningococcal vaccine requirements for students entering seventh and 12th grades.

Students entering seventh grade will need to have one dose of meningococcal (serogroups A, C, W and Y) vaccine in addition to the current requirement of having one dose of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis) vaccine.

Students entering the 12th grade will need to have a second dose of meningococcal vaccine. The second dose must be administered on or after the 16th birthday. If the first dose of meningococcal vaccine was administered after the 16th birthday, a second dose is not required.

For more information on the meningococcal vaccine:
http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/who/teens/vaccines/mening.html…

For more information on Ohio school immunization requirements:
https://www.odh.ohio.gov/…/i…/Directors%20Journal%202016.pdf

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.