It's amazing!

  1. It's amazing how enforcing rules and actually standing up for myself accomplishes! Last year, first day of school, I had more than 33 students in the first day! Today... THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, I got 13 students in. Granted I have a lot who haven't turned in their medications, but even then!

    I'm still amazed how well it went!
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  3. by   OldDude
    Savor the victories.
  4. by   kidzcare
    Quote from Amethya
    It's amazing how enforcing rules and actually standing up for myself accomplishes! Last year, first day of school, I had more than 33 students in the first day! Today... THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, I got 13 students in. Granted I have a lot who haven't turned in their medications, but even then!

    I'm still amazed how well it went!
    Glad it went well!

    How was your camp experience this summer?
  5. by   Amethya
    Quote from kidzcare
    Glad it went well!

    How was your camp experience this summer?
    ...

    It was... interesting. I had fun! I met a lot of new friends, but the health center... um...

    Let's just say that I won't be going back there again.

    One thing that was my saving grace there is that I learned how to express myself more and actually be assertive. I used to be scared to talk to my admin team here and just beat around the bush for things, but now I'm to the point and I'm putting my boundaries here and what I did to get this result of only 13 kids yesterday was because I sent a letter, to the teachers and staff on what my expectations are this year for the office. I told them what is only acceptable to send kids to the office, etc. And I think it really helped.

    This is what I wrote:

    "To the returning, teachers, hello and welcome back! To new teachers, let me introduce myself!
    My name is [my name], your Medical Aide here at [school name]! I hope we can all work together as a team and make this year the best!
    Just a few pointers to make this year better!
    · Student must have a clinic pass to visit Medical Aide! I will not accept any students without a pass, unless it is an emergency! The purple slips included with this letter are the clinic passes, if you need more, let me know!

    · Ice packs will stay only in Clinic! If you find any, return to clinic!


    · Only send students if they have the following:
    · Stomach aches
    · Vomiting
    · Headaches
    · Injuries (Paper cuts are not injuries!)
    · Rashes
    · ALL head injuries


    · Only way students are to go home if they have a:
    · Fever of 100.4
    · Vomiting (From illness)
    · Diarrhea (From illness)
    · Serious injuries
    · Parent request
    · Lice




    · Of course, please use your best judgement, and if you think, your student is not feeling well, when in doubt please send to Medical Aide’s office! Any emergencies please send to Medical Aide’s office, ASAP!

    · I will be sending you first aid kits with Band-Aids and such, for the tiny injuries that can be taken care in the classroom! Either way, if anytime during the school year you are running low on supplies, let me know!


    · If you find lice on a child, do not panic and just contact me as soon as you can, quietly. I will go to your classroom ASAP and do a lice check.

    Just a reminder that I am not a nurse, as such there are some questions I cannot answer, but I will try to help you as much as I can do with the extent of my abilities and skills. If you are worried about any health issue about yourself, I would highly suggest contacting your doctor or nurse for any concerns. Other than that, if you would like to talk and meet me, I am very friendly and I love to meet new people! "

    I sent a similar letter to parents, but I changed things up a bit and so far no issues.
    Last edit by Amethya on Aug 24
  6. by   WineRN
    Quote from Amethya
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    If you find lice on a child, do not panic.
    I need a sign that says this outside of my office. lol

    I'm glad your first day went well! Keep on advocating for yourself and you will do great!
  7. by   Cattz
    Quote from WineRN
    I need a sign that says this outside of my office. lol

    I'm glad your first day went well! Keep on advocating for yourself and you will do great!
    YIPPPEEEEE! Our first T-shirt saying of the year!!
  8. by   Amethya
    Thank you!

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