School Nurse
Kate Messier School Nurse kkmessi@carrollk12.org



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Hearing & Vision Screenings

Absence from School

Vaping and Dabbing Facts for Parents

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Prescription Opioid Awareness Information for Parents, Other Caregivers & Students

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If you anticipate your child needing medications during school hours, please be sure to fill out a medication permission form appropriately and have an authorized adult bring the medication to school.  CCPS prohibits any students transporting medication to school.  Please be aware that any medications, except Advil and Tylenol, must have a doctor’s order for the medication to be administered in school.  Doctor’s orders are also required if you wish to give your child any other dosage than what is recommended by the manufacturer.  This would include giving a child under the age of 12 adult strength Advil and Tylenol, or giving a higher than recommended dosage.

Your 6th grade students’ Immunization Requirements Needed Before Starting the 7th Grade

Who:  YOUR STUDENT will need these two immunizations prior to entering 7th Grade (2019 – 2020 School Year)

What: Documentation of updated immunizations:

                             MCV4 (Meningococcal Vaccine)                                                                                  

                             Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis [Whooping Cough]                                           

What we need from you:

After students have received the required immunizations, please provide documentation from your health care provider to the school nurse BEFORE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. This can be faxed, scanned, emailed, dropped off by parent, or delivered by student.  Please do not delay submitting the documentation to the nurse.   It is helpful to bring in the proof of immunizations as soon as possible.

Any student not in compliance by the first day of 7th grade will be excluded

Questions: Thank you for your assistance in ensuring that your child’s immunizations are up to date. If you have any questions you may

contact your health care provider or the school nurse, Beth Cox RN.

The phone number for the health room is:  410 751 3600 The Fax number is: 410 751 3604

Questions may also be sent via e-mail to school nurse, Beth Cox RN (elcox @carrollk12.org)

The following information is for a free immunization clinic at the Carroll County Health Dept.:


Students Calling/Texting Home


We are seeing an increase in the number of students who are calling/texting their parents to pick them up because they feel sick.

In order for a student to be signed out sick the student must come to the health room prior to any parent contact being made.

The nurse will assess the student and call the parent if the student is too ill to remain in school.

If the student requests that the nurse call a parent, this will be done. The student and parent together may make the decision whether the student will remain in school or be picked up and signed out sick.

If the decision to pick up a student is made without any prior student contact with the nurse, the parent may sign out the student unexcused.

"What is Juuling?"

Please click here for more information on Juuling. Juuling is the act of using an electronic cigarette

called the Juul to vaporize nicotine.

E-Cigarettes - A Tip Sheet for Parents

Please click here for more information on E-Cigarettes and your teen!

"Pfizer RxPathways"

(Special Program to Help Families)

Pfizer and other pharmaceutical companies have established

special programs to help ensure that patients on limited incomes

and those without insurance can obtain needed drugs.

Pfizer RxPathways, formerly "Pfizer Helpful Answers",

helps eligible patients get access to their Pfizer medicines

by offering a range of support services, including

insurance counseling, co-pay help, providing Pfizer medicines

for free or at a savings and more.


 for more information.