• Hello Hillcrest Families


    As the school nurse for Hillcrest Elementary School, I would like to take a few minutes of your time to review some essentials to keep your children safe and healthy this and every school year.  Also, please review hand washing and good hygiene practices with your children to reduce the chance of illness in your family.


    1. Medication Policy:  If your child needs prescription or over-the-counter (OTC) medication, including cough drops during school hours, district poliy requires:

    • Written order from physician with physician signature.  The order must include the students name.  Orders need to be written at the beginning of each school year.  
    • Written permission from parent/guardian.
    • The medication must be in the original container
    • Changes in dosage require a physician note.
    • Medications must be picked up at the end of the year. Meds not picked up will be discarded.

    If you happen to administer any of these medications (such as rescue inhaler) to your child in the morning before school, please notify the school nurse so we know when the next possible dose (if needed) is due.


    2. Maintain a healthy school environment:

    Students should stay home if any of these occur:

    • Fever (can return to school when fever free for 24 hours without medication)
    • Yellow or Green mucous draining from the nose or mouth
    • Excessive, uncontrollable coughing or wheezing
    • Diarrhea or blood in the stools in the last 24 hours
    • Vomiting in the last 24 hours
    • Conjuntivitis (pink eye), strep throat, ringworm, or any undiagnosed rash
    • Head Lice: students may return to school when appropriately treated and seen by the school nurse for re-entry


    3. Allergies to insects or food

    Students with known bee sting allergies or a life threatening food allergy must alert the school nurse, provide the necessary medicaiton, and a physician's order form with instructions for emergency treatment.


    Some helpful tips.........No matter if the weather is hot or the weather is cold, children suffer from chapped lips. You may want to pack a tube of lip balm in your child's backpack for their own personal use. Please put your child's name on anything you might send.


    For those in the younger grades, please consider keeping a spare set of clothing in your child's backpack for emergencies.


    Please don't hesitate to contact me or call if you have any questions.  Have a great year!


    Diane Moseson, RN