Gina Hobbs, LPN
870-215-4480 Ext. 8030
The general health and welfare of the student is recognized as an integral part of the school program.
Health services provided by the school nurse include:
- A School Nurse
- Nurse's station adequately supplied with nurse aid supplies.
- The school nurse maintains a cumulative health folder on each student which contains the following:
*yearly medical update containing medical and contact information
*completed immunization records
One (1) dose of Tdap vaccine will be required for children who are 11 years old on or before September 1st of the school year.
Students entering 7th grade will be required one (1) dose of the meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine regardless of age. There is also a requirement for students turning 16 years of age on or before September 1st. At age 16, regardless of grade, a second dose is required if a student has been given one (1) dose of MCV4, and it has been eight (8) weeks since the first dose. If no previous dose was received and the student will be turning 16 years of age on or before September 1st, the student needs one (1) dose with no second dose required.
- The following screening tests will be done by the school nurse each year.
*All 6th grade students, as well as transfer students, will receive Hearing & Vision screenings.
*All 6th grade girls will receive Scoliosis screenings.
*7th grade transfer students will receive Hearing & Vision screenings.
All prescribed medications must be brought in the original labeled container appropriately labeled by the pharmacy or physician. The following must be on the label: Student's full name, name and dosage of medication, time and directions for administration, the physician's name, and a current date by a parent/guardian and checked in with the nurse upon the arrival at school.