Nurse's Office

  • Contact information:
    Phone: (417) 523-8530 or 523-8531
    Fax: (417) 523-8595
    SPS Health Services Website: https://www.sps.org/Page/2363

    Office Hours:
    7:00-3:00 Monday-Friday

    School Nurses:  khsnurses@spsmail.org


    Tammy Holley, BSN, RN, NCSN
    tholley@spsmail.org

    Angie Owings, BSN, RN, NCSN
    asowings@spsmail.org

     

    General Information

    Over the Counter Medications: Your child may carry a day's dose (amount of doses that can be taken during the school day) of most over-the-counter medications, in the original container. A permission form must be signed by a parent or guardian, the student, and the school nurse for EACH medication they will carry. This is to be renewed every school year.

    Prescription Medications: If your child is taking prescription medication during the school day, the medication must be delivered to the school by an adult and paperwork completed before the first day of school. Please contact KHS in August for nurse's office hours.

    Special Health Concerns: If your child has diabetes, asthma, severe allergies, or other chronic health conditions, please contact the nurse before the first day of school so appropriate supplies and paperwork can be obtained. In these instances, orders from a physician will be required before the first day of school.

    Immunizations: If your child is a senior this year, according to Missouri state law, in order to attend school ONLINE OR IN-PERSON, they must have documentation of a meningococcal vaccine after their 16th birthday. Please contact Health Services over the summer at 523-1630 with any questions.

    Helpful hints for a successful school year:

    • Keep a full change of clothes in your backpack or in your locker. You never know when you will need it!
    • The nurses DO NOT have any over-the-counter medication (i.e. Tylenol/Ibuprofen/Tums or other medications) to administer to students. If your child might need these medications, see above.
    • Please keep us up-to-date on your child’s health and any medical diagnoses they may have. In case of an emergency, it is critical that we know your child’s medical history.
    • We will never tell your child they cannot contact you. However, we encourage them to try to stay if possible.  If your child contacts you by text or calls you during the school day saying they do not feel well, or they want to be picked up,  please direct them to the nurse's office. We do NOT have any way of contacting your child in class unless it is an EMERGENCY.
    • Please do NOT leave medication for your child in the main office. You will need to wait and give it to them personally, or fill out the appropriate paperwork for medication.

     

    When should I keep my child home from school?

    Every day, before coming to school, we ask parents/guardians to check and ask their 
    child if they have any of the following symptoms and/or exposure:


     Fever – temperature 100.4 degrees or greater.
     Cough
     Rash
     Sore throat/swollen glands
     Shortness of breath
     Runny nose or congestion
     Diarrhea
     Nausea or vomiting
     Fatigue
     Headache
     Muscle pain
     Lack of appetite
     Loss of taste or smell
     Red, itchy, watery eyes
     Persistent earache
     Close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the last 14 days
     Students who have had any of the above symptoms in the past 24 hours to stay 
    home from school and/or until symptoms resolve without medication to relieve 
    symptom(s).
     Students who have taken any fever-reducing medications such as Tylenol or 
    Ibuprofen in the past 24 hours to stay home until they are fever-free without the 
    use of medication for 24 hours.
     Students who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 to 
    monitor their health until 7-10 days after their last exposure