Nurse's Nook


Exemption from State Required Immunizations

If your child does not have the state required immunizations including Varicella, Measles Mumps and Rubella, Diptheria, Pertussis and Polio, you must complete an immunization exemption form (below) every year. 

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.  My primary goal is the health and wellness of your child.

Gretchen Kuhn, RN, BS

School Nurse for South Elementary School and Rockland District Middle School






I cannot count how many times a day I tell kids to “drink water.” With winter almost here and the cold weather creeping in, the heat is on and can really dry things out. Chapped lips, dry skin, and bloody noses will be on the rise. Headaches and dizziness can be the result of dehydration. DRINK LOTS OF WATER. (Please feel free to send a water bottle to school with your child!!)



Getting enough sleep really goes a long way towards helping your child be an active learner and keeping him/her healthy. Please encourage your kids to get to bed early whenever possible.


Children come to my office starting first thing in the morning all the way up until dismissal with a variety of complaints. When it comes to fevers, anything 100F or above we call home and ask that the child be picked up. For any temperature over 99F it really depends on what other signs/symptoms the child is exhibiting, and whether or not the child has taken medicine at home already. We ask that children be kept home for a full 24 hours once they have stopped taking medicine for their fever (temperature 100F or above). In other words, kids need to be fever-free WITHOUT medicine for 24 hours before returning to school.



If your child throws up at school we will likely send him/her home (unless we are absolutely certain it is not due to illness). Stomach bugs can spread like wildfire and we would like to contain them as much as possible. Excellent hand-washing and not touching other people’s food are crucial in limiting the spread of gastrointestinal viruses. Also, we ask that your child stay home for at least 24 hours after vomiting has stopped.




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