Health

The health rooms at ESM are staffed a total of 19 hours each week by a registered nurse, Sarah Lahey.  Dividing her time evenly between our two campuses, Sarah oversees and administrates:

  • Health services offered to our students and staff
  • Required vision and hearing screenings
  • Health record management
  • Emergency treatment
  • Medication administration

Some health related documents are available on this site and may be downloaded by using the links on the right side of this page.  If you have specific questions or concerns, please contact Mrs.Lahey through either school office or by email.

Medication Guidelines

In order for us to give a student any medication during the school day whether it is a prescription or over-the counter
drug, we must have a signed consent form from a parent or guardian on file.  No child is allowed to carry any medication with them (this includes Tylenol, Advil, cough drops, etc.)  The only exceptions are inhalers and Epi-pens and the proper paperwork must be on file from your child's physician.

Medication Information

Medication Consent form (2 sides)
Permission to self-carry EPI-PEN (2 sides)
Permission to self-carry Inhaler (2 sides)

Required Kindergarten Forms 

 

Required Forms for New Students in Grades 1-8


 

Other Forms 

Religious Objection

 

Important Information

HPV information for parents as required by the Indiana Department of Education.

Meningitis information for parents as required by the Indiana Department of Education

Prevention Transmission of Seasonal Flu

 If your children are sick with flu-like symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, fever, sore throat, etc.) we ask that they do not return to school for at least 24 hours after their fever is gone. Fever should be gone without the use of fever-reducing medicine like acetaminophen or ibuprofen. In addition the following can help prevent the transmission of the flu:

**Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or if not available, please cough or sneeze into your sleeve. Throw any tissues away after use.
**Wash your hands often with soap and water. Throw any tissues away after use.
**Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth. Germs spread that way.


Nurses Notes!

Medications for After School Hours Including Extended Care and Sports. Medications that are brought into school for your child, whether prescription or over-the-counter, are NOT available during Extended Care, sport practices or games. If your child needs any emergency medication, please be sure to supply those items to the adults in charge of that program THIS INCLUDES INHALERS AND EPI-PENS. These programs do not have access to our medications used during the school day.

Cough Drop are an over-the-counter medication and as such can not be kept in a book bag, pocket, or desk. Please obtain a "Medication Consent Form" from either school office or from the ESM website, fill it out completely, and return it along with the cough drops (in the original package) to either school office. Thank you for your cooperation.

Over-The Counter- Medications

When bringing in over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen, cough drops, allergy tablets, etc. please kee the following in mind:

  • All Medicine must be in the original container
  • Please make sure the expiration date is current for the entire school year (we CANNOT give expired meds at school
  • Due to space limitations, please bring in small bottles that contain approximately 25 pills.
  • New unopened container are preferable.
  • If you have any questions, please the school nurse Mrs. Lahey at [email protected]