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 22 full-time Registered Nurses (RN's), 2 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN's) and 3 paraprofessionals. Our health services staff includes:

Nurses
Jacki Alley, RN,  - Janie Darr Elementary
                                    RN- Westside Elementary
Sarah Burch, RN - Bellview Elementary
Janette Coberley, RN, BSN - District Head Nurse
Stacy Dillahunty, RN -Heritage High School
Irma Gotsche, RN - New Tech High and Crossroads
Lisa Moseley, RN-Reagan Elementary
Kara Gunnels, RN - Garfield 
Leah Johns, LPN-Lowell Elementary School/Tucker Elementary
samantha Robertson, RN-Elmwood Middle School
Michelle Burk, R.N.
Whiteny Raley, RN-Kirksey Middle School
Jennifer Shaw, RN-Mathias Elementary School
Jillian Conley, RN  -Oakdale Middle School
Joell Vinola, RN- Northside
Nanette Mika, RN - Bonnie Grimes
Faye Goodwin, RN-Tillery Elementary
Nancy Rudsell, RN-Lingle Middle School
Teri Campbell, RN  - Eastside 
Elizabeth McGlumphy, RN-Jones Elementary
Mackenzie Clark,  RN-Old Wire Elementary
Danielle Hollis, RN-Grace Hill Elementary
Cindy Gilliam, RN-Tucker Elementary/Lowell Elementary
                                                  RN-Rogers High School
Darby Ryan, RN-Fairview Elementary

Paraprofessionals:
        
Debbie Beebe-District at Large
        Nancy Reetz-District at Large
       Connie Wilson-
Crossroads

 

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 479-986-1300.




State of Arkansas
 Immunization Requirements (effective Sept. 1, 2014)

 

All students Kindergarten through 12th Grade must have the following:

  • 4 doses of DTaP with one dose after 4th birthday

  • 3 or 4 doses of polio with one dose after 4th birthday

  • 2 doses of Varicella (chickenpox)

    • May accept written documentation of history of chickenpox disease from

    • M.D. /D.O. /A.P.N. /P.A. only.  Can no longer accept parental history of disease

  • 2 doses of MMR

  • 3 doses of Hepatitis B

 

Additionally:

  • If your child is entering Kindergarten they must have:

    • 1 dose of Hepatitis A

  • If your child is entering 1st Grade they must have:

    • 1 dose of Hepatitis A

  • If your child will be age 11 or older on or before September 1 they must have:

    • 1 dose of Tdap

  • If your child will be entering 7th Grade they must have:

    • 1 dose of Meningococcal Meningitis

  • If your child will be age 16 on or before September 1 they must have:

    • 1 or 2 doses of Meningococcal Meningitis (only one dose required if 1st dose is received on or after age 16)

             

For further information:

https://www.healthy.arkansas.gov/images/uploads/rules/ImmunizationRequirements.pdf




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.

 


Screenings


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.


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.

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.



Insurance

AR Kids First
AR Kids First is health insurance that is available to children who qualify. Learn more at:
http://www.arkidsfirst.com/home.htm


 

LIFE-THREATENING ANAPHYLACTIC REACTIONS 

August, 2016
 

Dear Parent or Guardian: 

In accordance with Act 757 and Act 1437 of  the  State of Arkansas, “ AN ACT CONCERNING THE ADMINISTRATION OF EPINEPHRINE  BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL TO CHILDREN EXPERIENCING A LIFE-THREATENING ANAPHYLACTIC REACTION DUE TO FOOD  ALLERGIES; AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES”, Rogers Public Schools has stock epinephrine auto-injectors in their nursing offices. The stock epinephrine auto-injector will be administered by the nurse or trained health paraprofessional who in good faith professionally believes a student is having an anaphylactic reaction.

*The stock epipen will not be sent on field trips

We encourage parents/guardians of students with known allergies to continue to provide the school with the individualized care plan for their child along with an auto-injector epipen (and antihistamine) if ordered by the child’s physician.

 

Agosto de 2016

Estimados padres o encargados: 

Según la Ley 757 y la Ley de 1437 del Estado de Arkansas, "LEY CONCERNIENTE A LA ADMINISTRACIÓN DE EPINEFRINA POR EL PERSONAL ESCOLAR A LOS NIÑOS QUE SUFREN UNA REACCIÓN ANAFILÁCTICA QUE PODRIA SER MORTAL DEBIDO A ALERGIAS A CIERTOS ALIMENTOS; Y PARA OTROS FINES ", las Escuelas Públicas de Rogers han almacenado auto-inyectores de epinefrina en las oficinas de enfermería.

El auto-inyector de epinefrina será administrado por la enfermera o auxiliar de salud capacitado que en buena fe cree profesionalmente que un estudiante está teniendo una reacción anafiláctica. 

Exhortamos a los padres y encargados de los estudiantes que han sido diagnosticados con alergias a seguir trayendo a la escuela con el plan de atención individualizado de su hijo junto con un EpiPe auto-inyectable (y antihistamínicos) si así lo ordena el médico del niño.

*Los Epi-pens almacenados no son enviados a las excursiones escolares.

 


Automated External Defibrillator (AED) in the Schools

Each school in the Rogers School 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.

Seasonal Flu
   
Who should have the flu shot:  www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/whoshouldvax.htm
   Flu Fact Sheet:  www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/flu/fs-parents.html
   Flu Vaccine live, intranasal: www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/vis/downloads/vis-flulive.pdf
   Flu Vaccine live, intranasal/Spanish: www.immunize.org/vis/spanish_flu_live.pdf
   Flu Vaccine:  www.immunize.org/vis/flu_inactive.pdf
   Flu Vaccine:  www.immunize.org/vis/spanish_flu_inactive.pdf





Lice Information
No Nit Guideline



Smoking Cessation

Click on the link below if you need assistance to stop smoking or information to prevent smoking.

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