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Message from our nurse!!

Dear Parents and Guardians,

 

Welcome back to another wonderful school year at OLMC. My Name is Mrs. Amy Murphy, I am the school nurse. Throughout the year it is my mission to keep your children safe and as healthy as possible. My door is always open should you have any questions or concerns. Please feel free to email amurphy@olmcmd.org or call 410-686-0859 ext 1112 also should you need me.

Just a few friendly reminders as we start the year:

 

All medications that you or your doctor feel is necessary during the school day must have a Medication order filled out and signed by a doctor. This includes all prescription medications as well as over the counter medications. Some of these medications may be or may seem innocent like a standard Tylenol or Ibuprofen, some are prescriptions that your child may need during the school day.  Inhalers and Epi-Pens may be carried in backpacks by upper school children if approved by the physician; however these still requires appropriate documentation in the nurse’s office as well as doctor permission to self-carry. This is just a reminder of our school medication policy. This policy is standard in all school districts and is meant to keep your children safe during the school day.

 

To request medication administration at school, please note the following procedures:

  • A  Maryland State medication administration form must be completed by your child’s medical provider for prescription and non-prescription medications. This form also needs to be signed by the parent or guardian.

  • A new form is needed for all changes in medication, dose, or time.

  • The medication should be brought to school by a parent/guardian or responsible adult. Students are not allowed to transport any medications.

  • The medication container must be labeled by the pharmacy with the student's name, prescriber's name, name of medication, dosage, route, conditions for storage, prescription date, and expiration date. Over the counter medications must come in an unopened original box/bottle. Parents may request an extra bottle from the pharmacy for use at school if medications must be used at home also.

  • Unless otherwise specified, medication orders are valid for the entire school year.

  • Expired or discontinued medication not picked up by the last day of school will be destroyed/ disposed.

  • Forms must be renewed at the beginning of every new school year.

 

Please when packing lunches and snack for students, be mindful that we have many students with Allergies. OLMC is NOT and peanut/tree nut free school, however we are peanut/tree nut safe. Both Kitchens are Peanut/ Tree Nut free. Vending machines are now free of these items; however we cannot guarantee that items are safe. We encourage students that bring such items for lunch wash hands after eating to prevent cross contamination. Please enforce this with your child as these allergies can be life threatening.

                                                       

 Nurse Murphy