The Park City School District Health Services Department provides health services for students with health needs, education for students and staff, and health screenings for students.
Park City School District Nurses:
Park City School District has 7 school nurses and 2 substitute nurses that oversee the health concerns of 7 schools. See the above information for the nurse assigned to your school. As we start a new school year, here are some very important back to school reminders:
1. Asthma: Parents who request their student to carry and/or administer their own asthma inhalers must complete and submit an Asthma Medication Authorization & Self-Administration form per Utah state law. Forms need to be signed by the parents and the health care provider each school year, and then brought to the school front office. All inhalers must be labeled with the student’s name.
2. Severe Allergies: Utah state law requires all students who carry and/or administer their own Epinephrine Auto injector must submit an Allergy & Anaphylaxis – Emergency Action Plan. Forms are to be completed and signed by the parents and the health care provider each school year and brought to the school front office. All Epi pens must be labeled with the student’s name.
3. Vision Screening: The PCSD nurses will conduct vision screenings for grades pre K, K, 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 9, special education students, new students and referrals. The results of the vision screening may be shared with other educators and healthcare professionals to provide appropriate services. If your student does not pass the screening, a letter will be sent in the mail. Please inform your child’s teacher with a written note if you do not want your student vision screened. If your child is absent on screening day please contact the school nurse to set appointment for the screening. Results of vision screenings for grades PK – 3rd grade will be sent to the Utah Division of the Blind and Visually Impaired. This information includes the student and parent demographics and screening results.
4. Medications: Students in grades pre K thru 7th grade cannot carry over the counter or prescription medication on their person. Students in grades 8-12 may carry 1-day supply of non-prescription medication for personal use only, which must be in original container. All Prescription and OTC medications administered at school must have a district Medication Permission form signed by parent and prescribing doctor with accurate medication name and dose. Medication and form must be brought to front office by parent.
5. Health Concerns: If your student has a health concern that may impact his or her learning, please notify your school nurse to see if a school health plan is appropriate. Standard health plans, lunchroom accommodations, and transportation forms can be found on the School Health Services web site under Health Care Plans. It is the parent/ guardian responsibility to inform the school of all medical concerns.
6. Scoliosis: In the UDOH 1/9/2017, Utah School Spinal Screening Guidelines, “the Utah Department of Health recommends against routine school scoliosis screening in Utah.” The Park City School Health Service Department will provide parents information on how to screen their students for scoliosis yearly for students in grades 5th – 8th. You may contact your student’s school nurse or medical provider if you have any questions or concerns.
7. Information: The Park City School web site has a “Health Services” section, located under “Parents”, with information about school district health and medication forms, community programs, head lice, and links to informational web sites.