School Nursing and Student Health
The Blaine County School District cares about the mental and physical well-being of our students and staff. The documents listed below will give you some guidelines and information on health-related topics of concern to all of us.
- To help students be healthy, safe, in school, and ready to learn.
- Develop standardized procedures for providing medical care across all schools aligned with evidence-based practices including: assessments, action plan development, documentation, education
- Develop a consistent method for documentation and maintaining records of student medical care
- Use the nursing process to identify, treat and educate about medical conditions
By working together, parents, students, medical professionals, school district team members, and community partners can create a safe and nurturing environment for all of our students, including those with life-threatening allergies.
- Food Allergies in the School Setting (CDC Link)
- Keeping Children with Food Allergies Safe at School (FoodAllergy.org Link)
- Food Allergy Emergency Care Plan (FoodAllergy.org Link)
To be completed with your child's Primary Care Physician and returned to the School Nurse.
Authorization for Exchange of Confidential Student Information
Medications at School
The purpose of administering medications in school is to help each child maintain an optimal state of health that may enhance his/her educational plan. Ideally, all medication should be given at home. However, there are students who will need to be given medications during the school day. Please click on the following links for more information regarding administering medications at school and the Physician's Order for Prescription and Non-Prescription Medication Form.
- Prescription & OTC Medications in the School Setting_English
- Prescription & OTC Medications in the School Setting_Spanish
State Immunization Requirements
Please be sure to take a look at the new immunization requirements.
- CDC Recommended Immunizations: Children from Birth Through 6 Years Old Children 7-18 Years Old
- CDC Vacunas recomendadas: para niños, desde el nacimiento hasta los 6 años de dead para los niños desde los 7 hasta los 18 años de dead
- Idaho DHW School Immunization Requirements: (English) ( Español)
- Immunization Exemption Form: (English) (Español)
If you have any questions please contact your child's School Nurse.
Other Health Concerns
- Asthma Emergency Care Plan
- Diabetes - Hypoglycemia Emergency Care Plan
- Diabetes - Hyperglycemia Emergency Care Plan
- First Aid for Seizures
- Seizure Emergency Care Plan
Emergency Care Plans should be completed with the Primary Care Physician, Parent, and School Nurse. In some circumstances, the Emergency Care Plan may be part of your child's 504 Plan.
- Food Allergy Guidelines FAQ's
- Food Allergy& Research Education Website
- Helping Students with Diabetes Succeed: A Guide for School Personnel
- Mental Health
- Substance Abuse
- When to Keep Your Child Home From School