Welcome to Sugar Creek Elementary. I am the school nurse, Natalie McGuire. You may find this information helpful. Please refer to the complete student handbook or contact me at 479-254-5790 for additional information.
Health History Information
- This online information is parent-signed and gives the nurse valuable medical/behavioral insight into your child’s needs. Please accurately and thoroughly complete and update health information questions that are included in your online registration.
- Prescription (Rx) Medication Requirements
- Signed physician/provider orders must be on file for all Rx medications administered at school.
- Medication must be in the original Rx bottle or box with the current date.
- The parent is to deliver medication to the school nurse, complete paperwork, and sign in medicine.
- Students are prohibited from transporting medications. Violation could lead to school suspension.
- Students needing to carry inhalers, epinephrine pens, or diabetic supplies must have proper documentation completed by the school nurse, parent, and physician/provider.
- Non-Prescription - Over-the-Counter (OTC) Medications:
- Bentonville Schools advising physician orders include specific OTC medication such as Tylenol and Ibuprofen. Check with me for a detailed list. Stock medications are available per RN’s assessment only if a parent completes and signs the online health information annually.
- During the COVID-19 pandemic, these medications will be administered sparingly, not to mask symptoms sometimes present in this virus.
- OTC medications not listed must have a written physician/provider order. In addition, parents must deliver medication in an unopened box/bottle to the RN and sign the medication form.
- Please contact the school nurse if your child has a medical diagnosis of Asthma, ADD/ADHD, Cystic Fibrosis, Depression, Diabetes, Seizures, Life-Threatening Allergies, etc.
- An Arkansas Licensed Doctor/Health Care Provider must sign the current Individual Healthcare Plan (IHP). It will be on file for students with chronic illnesses, medically/psychologically fragile students, or any other condition requiring medical care during the school day.
Acute Health Concerns
- Parents will be notified if your student was seen/given care in the health office.
- Parents should contact the school nurse with any student health concerns.
- After one day, provide a doctor’s note for continued use of the elevator or continued excuse from P.E. or recess.
- Students with live head lice are excluded from school. Before readmission, the RN will meet with the parent, review proof of treatment, and examine the head, which must be lice-free.
- Students assessed with symptoms sometimes present in persons with COVID-19 infection will be sent home. Bentonville Schools will follow the current Arkansas Department of Health and CDC guidelines.
- ALL students shall be age-appropriately immunized. (Please note requirements differ from state to state. Contact the Benton County Health Unit (479 986-1300) for more information on the required immunizations. Noncompliance will result in in-school suspension as per Arkansas Law.
- Arkansas Department of Health (1-800-574-4040) issues exemptions. Please renew annually.
- A certificate of proof of immunizations shall be “signed” by a licensed physician, health department, or military service. Make an appointment, immunize and show proof to your school nurse.
- Vision & Hearing: Pre-kindergarten (PK), kindergarten (K), grades one (1), two (2), four (4), six (6), and eight (8), and all transfer students receive an eye/vision and hearing screen. Failures will require a medical exam completed by the appropriate medical provider. Give proof of exam results to your school nurse.
- Scoliosis: Girls in grades six (6) and eight (8); Boys in grade eight (8) will be screened.
- BMI (Body Mass Index): Students in grades k, 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 will be screened.
- Document objection for scoliosis or BMI screening on your online registration packet.