General Clinic Information
The clinic is open a few days before the school year, and one day after school lets out for summer break. If your child has a medical issue that needs to be addressed, please contact our school nurse and she will review the procedures with you.
Medications can be brought at any time to the clinic, in the labeled pharmacy bottle. A School Medication Permit is needed with each medication, filled out by the prescribing medical provider.
If your child becomes ill in school, you will be contacted to pick up your child. You will come to the front office and the RN will bring your child to you with specific instructions on when he/she may return to school. If your child sustained an injury at school that is not life-threatening, but bruising or swelling is present, the RN will contact you via email or phone with the care provided to the child in the clinic.
Bathroom accidents happen in this age group. If your child comes home in different clothes, please wash and return them to the clinic. Our goal at Hopewell ECS is to have a safe and healthy learning environment for all our students!
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.
Nina Ferrell serves as the nurse for preschool students at VanGorden Elementary. She joined Lakota in 2022 with over 20 years of nursing experience. Nina is passionate about nursing and working with younger generations and is excited to have a job where the two meet. Nina will provide health services in the school by treating injuries and illnesses and promoting good health habits.