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Health Services
General Information

 

The health services staff in the Rogers School District is dedicated to serving students. Our staff consists of nurses and paraprofessionals. All of our schools have a nurse or paraprofessional assigned to help students. The health staff perform many services in
the schools. They administer first aid and perform state-mandated screenings (scoliosis, vision, hearing and BMI) as well as maintain health records and administer medications.One of our most important and challenging roles is to help families obtain the medical care they need. We collaborate with the staff, counselors and social workers to provide students with the best possible care. Our nurses had prior medical experience before they began school nursing which enables them to serve our students well.

Personnel
The Rogers School District currently employs 16 full-time Registered Nurses (RN's), one part-time RN, three Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) and four paraprofessionals. Our health services staff includes:

Nurses
Liz Alderson, RN, BSN - Jones Elementary
Clare Baltz, RN-Northside and Mathias Elementary
Sarah Burch, RN - Bellview Elementary
Kelli Butcher, RN - Lingle Middle School
Juanita Casey, RN,BSN - District Head Nurse, Heritage High School
Janette Coberley, RN, BSN - Tucker Elementary
Carolyn Cousins, LPN - Rogers High School
Stacy Dillahunty, RN-Oakdale Middle School
Kristi Flake, RN - Janie Darr and Westside Elementary
Irma Gotsche, RN - New Tech High and Janie Darr Elementary
Kara Gunnels, RN - Garfield  Elementary and Northside Elementary
Landra Kennedy, RN-Kirksey Middle School
Joell Vinola, RN, ACLS, PALS - Grace Hill Elementary
Nanette Mika, RN - Bonnie Grimes Elementary
Debbie Peck, RN-Tillery Elementary
Liz Raleigh, RN, BSN-Westside Elementary School
Vicki Safarik, LPN - Eastside 
Angela Turner, RN-Old Wire and Lowell Elementary
Beverly Toepfer, LPN-Reagan and Garfield Elementary
Sandy Williams, RN - Elmwood Middle School

 

Paraprofessionals:
       
Debbie Beebe-Old Wire and Lowell Elementary
        Nancy Reetz-Mathias and Reagan Elementary
        Janet Troy-Heritage High School
        Connie Wilson-Annex, New Tech High and Heritage High Schools, Jones      Elementary

Viral Meningitis Fact Sheet :
Viral Meningitis Fact Sheet[1][2].doc

SEASONAL FLU INFORMATION
   Who should have the flu shot:  
www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.htm
   Flu Fact Sheetwww.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/flu/fs-parents.html
   Flu Vaccine live, intranasalwww.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flulive.pdf

   Flu Vaccine live, intranasal/Spanishwww.immunize.org/vis/spanish_flu_live.pdf
   Flu Vaccinewww.immunize.org/vis/flu_inactive.pdf
   Flu Vaccinewww.immunize.org/vis/spanish_flu_inactive.pdf



FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PERTAINING TO MENINGITIS PLEASE CLICK BELOW:
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001700/


Medications
The school district will assist parents in administering medication to students if indicated during the school day. Parents are encouraged to administer medicine at home before school, after school and at bedtime.

All medications (prescription and nonprescription) must be delivered to school personnel by the parent/guardian.  Medications will not be transported on the school bus.

All medications must be in the original container and must be accompanied by a medication permit filled out by the parent or guardian.

Immunizations
According to state guidelines, students have 30 days from the date of enrollment to have all required immunizations or be in the process of getting the immunizations or acquire an exemption from the state. The Benton County Department of Health offers the required immunizations. Its phone number is 479-271-1055.
Kindergarten Physicals:
Comphrehensive and Developmental Preschool Examination:  All enrolling kindergarten students shall be evaluated with Periodic, Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) equivalent.

A kindergarten student should have a physical screening within the two years prior to or up to 90 days after the student's initial enrollment in kindergarten.

Vision:
All children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grades 1,2,4, 6, 8 and all transfer students will receive vision screening. Any student referred will also receive vision screening. A child who does not pass the screening must be seen by an optometrist or ophthalmologist within 60 days of receipt of the screening report notifying the parent of the failure.
http://www.arkansascsh.org/tinymce/filemanager/files/act1438.pdf
http://www.arkansascsh.org/tinymce/filemanager/files/eye_and_vision_screening_rules_2006.pdf

Hearing:
All children in pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, grades 1, 2, 4, 6, 8 and all transfer students will receive hearing screening. Any student referred will receive hearing screening. A child who does not pass the hearing screening must be seen by an audiologist within 60 days of receipt of the screening report notifying the parent of the failure.

Scoliosis:
Female students will be screened for scoliosis in the 6th and 8th grades. Males will be screened in the 8th grade. Parents will be notified prior to the screening and can, in writing, object to the screening. Parents will be notified of failure.
http://www.arkansascsh.org/tinymce/filemanager/files/rules_and_regulations_for_scoliosis_screening_with_revised_screening_grades110107__2_.pdf

Body Mass Index:
BMI screenings will be done on students in kindergarten and grades 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10. Parents may object in writing for exemption from the screening.
http://www.arkansascsh.org/tinymce/filemanager/files/act201.pdf
http://www.arkansascsh.org/tinymce/filemanager/files/Rules%20for%20Act%20201%20BMI%20and%20nutrition%20and%20pa.pdf

AR Kids First
AR Kids First is health insurance that is available to children who qualify. Please refer to the attached information.
http://www.arkidsfirst.com/home.htm

AED (Automated External Defibrillator) in the Schools
Each school in our District has at least one AED available

http://www.arkleg.state.ar.us/assembly/2009/R/Acts/Act496.pdf

Parent Contact Information
Dear Parent/Guardian:  It is very important for you to notify the school when your contact information (telephone number, address, etc.) changes. The school should have an up-to-date contact number in the event your child is ill, an emergency situation occurs or other important information needs to be conveyed to you about your student's education.

Lice Information
No Nit Guideline
lice reminder info..doc
lice reminder info Spanish version[1].txt


Response Plan for Communicable Disease

PERTUSSIS FACT SHEET:
Click for information in English
Click for information in Spanish

 

STAMP OUT SMOKING: click on the link below if you need assistance to stop smoking or information to prevent smoking.

http://www.stampoutsmoking.com/resources.html