If your child will be in the first grade or 10 years old next school year, your child’s school nurse may have notified you in regards to required immunizations for next school year. The new immunization law was repealed on April 2nd, 2014, so this requirement is no longer mandated. You will be notified in August if your child is in need of further immunizations. Thank-you
If your child will be in the 7th grade next school year, your child’s school nurse may have notified you in regards to required immunizations for next school year. The new immunization law was repealed on April 2nd, 2014, so at this time incoming 7th graders will be required to have a Tdap immunization. You will be notified in August if your child is in need of further immunizations. Thank-you
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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