School Nurse/Health Services
The Park City School District employs three nurses who are responsible for students at our various schools.
School Nurse Information for Parents
Park City School District has three school nurses that oversee the health concerns of the 8 schools. We are not at each school daily. As we start a new school year, here are some very important back to school reminders:
- Asthma: Parents who request their student to carry and/or administer their own asthma inhalers must complete and submit an Asthma 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.
- Severe Allergies: Utah state law requires all students who carry and/or administer their own Epinephrine Auto injector must submit an Epinephrine Auto Injector Authorization form. 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.
- Vision Screening: The PCSD nurses will conduct vision screenings for grades pre K, K thru 5, 7, 9 and special education. 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 will be sent to the Utah Division of the Blind and Visually Impaired. This information includes the student and parent demographics and screening results.
- 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 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.
- 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. It is the parent/ guardian responsibility to inform their student's teachers/specialists/bus driver of all medical concerns.
- Scoliosis: Scoliosis screenings are done in PE classes for 7th and 8th grade students. If there is a concern about your student's posture you will receive a letter recommending evaluation by your healthcare provider. If you do not want your child screened send a note on screening days. If your student is absent on screening dates please contact your school nurse to schedule a screening.
- 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.