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Nurse's Corner for West Middle and Foothills Community Schools

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Second Nine Weeks of the School Year.
Hard to believe we are almost into the 2nd nine weeks of school.  I hope that your student is enjoying this school year.  If I can be of any assistance to you this year, don't hesitate to contact me at 652-3390 or by email at diana.mcentire@mcdowell.k12.nc.us.  If I don't have the answer, I will find it.
Seventh Grade Visions are being completed.
I have been sending home letters to parents of children who do not pass the vision screen.  I will let you know their results.  Please let me know if you do not have vision insurance, Medicaid or have questions about getting help to get their vision corrected.  I will be glad to work with you to get this completed.
Don't forget to get the proper Medication Authorization form completed for your child to have medications at school and on school activities.  Have them come by the nurse office to pick one up if needed.  If you can't get to their physician's office soon, I can fax it to them to get it signed with your signature on the back of the form.   This can include emergency medication such as Benadryl, Inhalers or Epi-pens or daily medications for health concerns including ADHD.
Also, don't forget to update any health concerns your child may have during the school day.  It is very important that everyone that works with your child knows what to do in case of a medical situation or emergency.  Call me if needed to add or update their information any time throughout the year.
Does your child have a 504 or IEP plan at school?  If they do, I will be glad to come to their yearly meeting.  Just send me an email of the date and time, and I will be there.  Diana.McEntire@mcdowell.k12.nc.us
Welcome to the Nurses Corner. 
On this site, you will be able to find out what is going on related to health at my schools. Below are forms you may need throughout the year for health concerns with your child.  Please feel free to download these and sent to me as conditions change.
Since West and Foothills are in the same building, I am there most days but I would call first if planning to visit me.
Normally my hours are 7:30 am - 3 pm.
REMINDER on Medications
No Student can carry Medications around with them at school unless
An Emergency Medication 
that has been approved by the school nurse.  This is a North Carolina State Law.  Any
student found with an unauthorized medication on them can get up to 1 year of suspension from school.  Also note that teachers and staff cannot give your child Tylenol, Ibuprofen or anything else not even if the parent calls them.  To do so is against the law and could cost them their job.  
Please Do Not Ask.
Health Forms can be found below.  Please print off as needed and return to the School Nurse Office.