General Information for a Sick Student
If you are contacted to pick up our sick child during the school day, you will come into the front office. Your child will be brought to you and you will need to sign them out for the day. The school nurse will let you know a return date for your child based on symptoms.
If a student will be absent or coming in late due to illness, please call the attendance line at (513) 777-2201, opt. 1. You leave a message any time day or night. When leaving a message, please provide the following:
- Say and spell your child’s first and last name
- Your child’s teacher name grade
- Reason for absence
- Your name and relationship to the student
- Phone number where you can be reached
- Any symptoms the student is experiencing
- Let us know if you have been out of the country
Picking Up or Dropping Off Medications
If you need to pick up or drop off medications with our school nurse, please make arrangements by calling the office ahead of time. If your child needs a medication refill, our school nurse will reach out to you as a reminder.
No medications should ever be sent to school with students. Please contact our school nurse at (513) 777-2201 if you have any specific questions about medications.
Lakota Local Schools is fortunate to have each of our clinics managed by a full-time registered nurse. Our nurses play an essential role in the daily and chronic health needs of our students, both as a medical professional and as an advocate for safety and health of all students and staff.
Recognizing the physical, emotional, and social needs of the students enables the nurse to advocate and educate for their needs to promote optimal learning in the school setting. Health Services provides a long list of services, some of which include:
- Daily management of the clinic and observation and reporting of health trends;
- Administration of medications and nursing procedures as prescribed by a physician and set forth by District policy;
- Providing first aid and referrals as needed for community resources;
- Developing and educating emergency action plans for students with critical health needs;
- Performing mandated vision and hearing screenings and refers for follow-up as needed;
- Maintaining health records and immunization compliance within the state requirements; and
- Collaborating and consulting with staff regarding student’s health concerns and needs in the school setting.
Kelly Harp has been the nurse at Union since 2015. From medications to daily illnesses, Kelly runs the Union clinic and takes care of student needs each day. If your child has any allergies, dietary restrictions, or medication needs, please contact her.