Hoover Health Room
Hoover Health room Nurse
Kathleen Kadel, RN
phone 717-901-2550, option #4, ext 1217
Direct fax 717-775-5218
Don’t forget to apply your child’s sunscreen
Protecting your child’s skin during outdoor play should be a priority. Whenever children will be going outside to play, it is advisable to apply a good long acting sunscreen before school every day and is especially essential for those days when there are field trips, class parties and Field Day. If your child needs to apply sunscreen during any school hours, a parent must complete and sign a special permission form carefully following the rules noted on the form. Please note that School personnel, including the school nurse, are not permitted to apply sunscreen without a physician’s medication order and written consent from a parent on file. The form and the full PA School Code can be found on the Sunscreen page at the bottom of the menu the left. If your child must have sunscreen at school, please contact the nurse to discuss logistics if there are questions after reading the form.
Sick Days and Medications
Because it is important to be prepared, please read the Sick Days and the Medication Policy pages found in the menu on the left and contact me if any questions arise. Remember the 24 hour rule and be sure to note that any illness or injury that requires any activity restriction must have a physician's excuse.
Head Lice Information
It is a good idea to check your child’s hair for lice at least weekly! Lice can be found in anyone’s hair –in fact, they seem to prefer clean hair. The secret to success is having a strong light source and a magnifier or strong reading glasses. For information, see my Lice page listed on the left on this page.
Cough drop and throat lozenge procedure for Hoover Elementary
If you would like your child to have plain, non medicated cough or throat drops during school hours you must send a one day supply –up to three lozenges only - in an envelope with the child’s name on the outside along with a note (just write right on the envelope) giving permission for the teacher to administer them. This procedure will need to be carried out each day lozenges are needed. The child will be required to sit quietly until the lozenge is finished to help avoid choking. All lozenges must be disc type as the lollypop type will not be accepted. An order from your child’s PCP will be required if there is any need to deviate from this procedure. This procedure applies only to plain cough and throat discs. All other medications, even if over the counter, must be administered by the building nurse according to the guidelines outlined in the in the School Board Policy # 210.
Spare Clothing Needed
If you are inclined to do a closet clean-out and have any warm up pants, sweat pants, leggings and stretchy or sport shorts in sizes 4 through 12, especially if they could be unisex and multi-sized that you would like to donate, just send them in with your child with a note to get them to the nurse. If you have husky sizes, they are especially needed! My emergency pants stash is critically low!