mc3, LPN 18,453 Views
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12 year(s) of experience
One big problem I already see is that MS and HS now just text their parents to come pick them up if sick. There are no HS or MS nurses, this is new for them. There's going to be a big unhappy shock when students and parents won't be allowed to do this anymore. And who do you think they're going to yell at about it?
I'm so sad...
The problem is, I love my littles!
I am being moved in the fall from my beloved elementary school to either middle school or high school. I do have some say which it will be. Which, in your minds, would be a better choice? Pros and cons would be very helpful for me. I have no experience working with these age groups, only the elementary bunch. Neither school has a nurse now, so I'd be starting from the beginning....Any info would be greatly appreciated!
OMG, for anyone who hasn't watched the video, you must stop whatever you're doing and watch!
I think of it this way.....If I see 40 kids/today and 30 were minor booboos and I called on each, that would be 30 calls at a minimum. 30 calls x 3 minutes/call = 90 minutes or 1.5 hrs, just making phone calls! Never mind, the parents that have 2 or 3 different phone numbers you have to call. Nobody is saying any serious injury, or head bumps or anything that leaves a mark shouldn't be brought to parents attention, but geesh!! Is that how they want you spending your time?
yes, that's what I plan to do. Why do that do they child if it isn't needed. She does not have any medical history indicating need for this that I can see. Just curious.....
I'm here! At a new school in a new town and LOVING it!!!
My legs are wobbly after jump rope..
I mentioned this yesterday, but as of today, our school has gone into full day care status. The fidget spinners have been banned from the cafeteria only as of today. As I walked the hall yesterday 2 kids were sitting on the floor playing dueling fidget spinner; they'd get them spinning and crash them into each other. Our Intermediate school has banned them totally without a doctor's order
I hate that as well!
Or how about, you call because little darling got a bruise or whatever, you get VM, leave a message, then get a nasty note the next day from parent saying how they didn't know their kid got hurt, or a talk from the principal of how you never called to to the parent!
I love it! Kind of along the same lines as "Nurse", not "Nurse mc3" or even "mc3", just "Nurse". I've considered calling our secretary "Secretary" instead of "Sue", or "Principal" instead of "Ms. SoandSo", or "Data Clerk" instead of "Mary". Might just do it sometime!
Can you tell it's getting to the end of the year?...........
Not a school nurse, but I'm curious about your references to Facebook complaints---does your school have a Facebook page where parents post such complaints? If so, that's appalling!
A few years ago, my husband happened to mention to his aunt (who lives in a different state) that I had some students who borrowed clothing/warm jackets at times. We live in the South, but do occasionally have some cold mornings! Our district was low socioeconomic as well. About a month later I received a check for $100. from her women's church group - in another state! - donated to purchase clothing for my clinic.
Wow - just wow!
I would get the school SW and/or guidance counselor involved. Our SW will drive by the parent's home on occasion to see if they're home, and tell them their child is sick at school. I've also called the non-emergency 911 number for the police to do a well person check if I can't get anyone and it's really serious. Call 911 if needed. Oh, and sometimes our SW will use her work cell phone to call home. Parents who see the school calling will sometimes ignore it but pick up if they don't know the number. I've also asked my AP to call, sometimes a stern-worded call from them helps too. It's a very frustrating problem! We are not a babysitting service, despite what some parents want to believe. Good luck!
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