School Health Team

Your Blair Schools Health Team: click on the name to take you to their website and information specific to their schools:

* Holly Mackie RN, Deerfield and North Elementary Schools

Don't forget to schedule your Kindergarten and 7th Grade Physicals and Immunization updates NOW, in order to have these state requirements completed and turned in to your school prior to the first day of school in August. These need to be received by the school nurse prior to beginning school in order for you student to attend school. You may mail, hand deliver or fax your forms to your school once they are completed. Forms and information are on the section below.

Click this link for:

Some of the forms included are: Asthma/Anaphylaxis guidelines and medical forms, Physical Exam and Waivers, NSAA sport physical forms, Medication Policy and Permits, Return to Learn Concussion Protocols, Special Diet request, Lice information and more.

Measles information and Immunization Update and from Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services: Follow these links --> Measles vaccine article (Lincoln Journal Star) and Immunization and Measles Update (DHHS)

When to keep your sick child home:

Should I keep my child home or send him or her to school? Consider keeping your child home if he or she:

• Has a fever of 100 degrees or higher • Has been vomiting

• Has symptoms that prevent him or her from participating in school, such as: − Excessive tiredness or lack of appetite − Productive coughing, sneezing − Headache, body aches, earache − Sore throat A minor sore throat is usually not a problem, but a severe sore throat could be strep throat even if there is no fever. Other symptoms of strep throat in children are headache and stomach upset. Contact your pediatrician as your child needs a special test to determine if it is strep throat. Keep your child home until his or her fever has been gone for 24 hours without medication. Colds can be contagious for at least 48 hours. Returning to school too soon may slow the recovery process and expose others unnecessarily to illness. Does my child have the flu?

• The flu is serious! Call your pediatrician at the first sign of flu symptoms, which typically come on suddenly, including: − High fever − Chills − Head ache, body aches, ear ache − Nausea, vomiting − Dry cough If you’re unsure about the best way to treat your child’s cold or flu, ask your school nurse, doctor, pharmacist, or other healthcare provider.

Information from the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

(*****Chapter 3 Pages 9-14 is an easy to read chart on common diseases)