Tracy McMullen, MEd, BSN, RN,: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christine Moses, MSN, APN, CRNA; email@example.com
Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00-2:30 (Open 2:30-2:59 for emergencies only)
Phone: 302-834-0655 / Fax: 302-838-4091
The Delaware Interscholastic Athletic Association (DIAA) mandates that every student must have all papers completed with all signatures, in order to be eligible to try-out and participate in any school sponsored sport. The physical must be on the DIAA physical form only. No other forms can be substituted. Physicals must be performed yearly and performed on or after April 1st for the following school year. It is encouraged to get your physical early and not the wait until the last minute. Clearance to start practice cannot be guaranteed unless forms are received in adequate time for them to be reviewed.
*COVID UPDATE FOR SPORTS PHYSICALS FOR 2020-2021
The DIAA Physical Form for 2020-2021 with the COVID-19 forms can be accessed below.
Please click below to download and/or fill out the Sports Physical/DIAA Form!
Sports physicals can be done by your regular doctor, Hodgson Wellness Center (if a member), or a walk-in clinic.
All sports injuries need to be reported to the athletic trainer and school nurse as soon as possible. The athletic trainer can be found in the field house after school. Documentation of injuries needs to be given to both the trainer and nurse. Documentation would include any doctor/emergency room visits with the diagnosis, clearance note for sport, and any limitations.
ALL STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE AN EMERGENCY CARD IN THE NURSES OFFICE YEARLY. This is due on the second day of school.
All students are required to have a signed clipboard to visit the nurses’ office. They may not stop by in-between classes without a pass.
Be healthy by eating breakfast every morning. Students frequently feel dizzy, get headaches, and experience nausea when they do not eat.
ATTENTION 9TH GRADERS AND NEW ENTERERS TO HODGSON
A complete record of your child’s immunizations is required upon entering Hodgson, including the following:
If you are coming from out of state or a private school, the following is required:
General Health Physical Form (THIS FORM CANNOT BE USED FOR A SPORTS PHYSICAL – See “Sports Physicals” below )
WHEN TO STAY HOME
A student should stay home if they:
It is great that students want to come to school, but it is very important to stop the spread of germs throughout the school.
STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE TOO SICK TO COME TO SCHOOL. DO NOT COME IN TO BE EVALUATED BY THE NURSE. THIS CAUSES GERMS TO SPREAD TO CLASSMATES AND BUS PARTNERS. TAKE THEM TO THE DOCTOR.
By law, students are not permitted to carry any medications with them at school. All medications are to be administered by the school nurse. There must be a current emergency card on file which gives parental/guardian permission to administer over-the-counter medications. We have Ibuprofen, Tylenol, & Midol in the office. We do not provide allergy or cold medicine. If your child needs something other than these medications, see below.
YOUR CHILD WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ATTEND FIELD TRIPS IF THESE FORMS ARE NOT COMPLETED AND ON FILE IN THE NURSES OFFICE.
Please make us aware before the start of the school year if your child has Diabetes. A current copy of the Diabetic Plan is required yearly.
We will need the following supplies:
Asthma Inhalers and EpiPens:
Students are permitted to have discretionary use and possession of an asthmatic quick relief inhaler or auto-injectable epinephrine with individual prescription label. In order for the student to carry their inhaler or EpiPen, they must have the Student Possession and Use of Asthmatic Quick Relief Inhaler Form signed by the student, parent, and physician. Without this permission form, students are not permitted to carry them or keep them in their gym/sports bag. It is highly recommended that student’s keep back-up inhalers and Epi-pens in the Nurses’ Office.
An asthma Action Plan must be completed the beginning of each school year. This includes students with Asthma, Exercise Induced Asthma, or using an asthma inhaler for any reason. An extra inhaler is strongly recommended to be kept in the nurses’ office for emergencies. The inhaler must be properly labeled with the pharmacy label and within the expiration date.
Food and Insect Allergies
Any student with an allergy that requires the use of Benadryl or an EpiPen, is required to have a Food/Insect Allergy Plan signed by the doctor. This plan tells us what your child requires in the event of an allergic reaction and is extremely important. This plan is required the beginning of every school year.
Please make us aware that your child has seizures with a phone call. A Seizure Action Plan is required each school year. It is also helpful if you could fill out the parent questionnaire for student with seizures. If your child plans to participate in sports, we would need a clearance note from the doctor.
Students requiring limitation or exclusion from Gym class need to have their physician fill out the Limited Gym Form. In an effort to help a student earn the required credit, a student may be placed on a limited physical education participation status if their physician approves. If the nurse and instructor have received proper documentation from a physician which fully restricts the student’s participation for a period of time exceeding ten school days, the student will receive an “M” grade and NO CREDIT for the course for that marking period.
Parents/Guardians may report absences by calling the attendance Office at 302-834-3643. If there is an extended absence due to illness or injury, please make the nurses’ office aware (examples: flu, Mono, broken bones, hospitalization) by calling 302-834-0655. Doctor’s notes with diagnosis are appreciated upon return to both attendance and nurses’ office.
EARLY DISMISSAL DUE TO ILLNESS
Students may not call/text their parents during the course of the day to go home due to illness. They are required to come to the Nurses’ Office to be assessed. The nurse will contact the parent/guardian if an early dismissal is indicated due to illness. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to arrange transportation for their child, unless they are okay to drive home themselves.
GUIDELINES FOR CAREGIVER(S)
This is not to replace the advice of your doctor:
Upper Respiratory Infection (Cold Symptoms)
Nausea and Vomiting
Cuts, Abrasions, or Minor Burns
Bruises, Sprains, or Strains
You should watch for any of the following signs of severe injury, in which case you should seek the advice of your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
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