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Nurse's Corner for West Middle and Foothills Community Schools

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.  I will try to keep a calendar of events and things for you to look at for each month.  I also have included to the right --> of this page, 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.
Glad to be starting the 2018-19 school year.  I hope that you student thoroughly loves their years in middle school.  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
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
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.