MVMS School Nurse, Dawn Latham
8:00a.m. – 3:30p.m. 256-851-4550
Remember, hand washing is the best way to prevent disease, especially before eating and after using the restroom.
In addition to taking care of students with chronic medical needs and dispensing medications, the nurse is responsible for reviewing all health information forms, student immunization records, mass screenings, medical preparations for all team and groups trips, school medical emergency team, and assisting students with obtaining needed medical, care and health insurance.
The nurse is glad to see students who have medical issues presenting during the school day. On days when the Red Cross First Aid Room is open, if a student is not feeling well, he/she is sent by the teacher to the First Aid Room. If the F.A.R. volunteer or classroom teacher feels that the student needs to be evaluated by the school nurse this is done.
Parent or guardian will be notified by the nurse in case of head injury, seizure, suspected fracture or any emergency medical situation.
If the student is found to have fever, diarrhea or vomiting, parent will be called to pick up the student, according Madison County School guidelines.
Our goal is to keep students as healthy as possible, so as to maximize learning opportunities. Please help us keep everyone well by not sending your child to school if he/she has a fever, vomiting or diarrhea within the last 24 hrs, or if he/she has a known contagious illness. Also, please be sure to completely cover any open wounds, so as to help prevent spread of infection.