School Nurse: Gina Agy,R.N.
I appreciate the opportunity of being the School Nurse for the Park City School District. I cover the High School, Treasure Mountain Junior High School, and the Learning Center.
It is the goal of the Park City School Nurses to keep your students healthy and provide preventative health measures in the schools.
- Utah state law requires all students who carry and administer their own asthma inhalers to have an asthma Self-Administration form on file at the school. Forms need to be signed by the parents and the health care provider each school year, and then brought to the school secretary. All inhalers must be labeled with the student’s name.
- Utah state law requires all students who carry and administer their own Epinephrine Auto injector must have an Epinephrine Auto Injector Authorization form on file at the school. Forms are to be completed and signed by the parents and the health care provider annually and brought to the school secretary. All epi pens must be labeled with the student’s name.
- In accordance with the requirements of Utah Law the district nurses will conduct vision screenings for grades pre K, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 special education, and referrals. 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 referral will be sent in the mail. Please inform the school 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.
- Students cannot carry 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 form signed by parent and prescribing doctor with accurate medication name and dose. Medication and form must be brought to front office by parent. Forms can be accessed on line at www.pcschools.us under health services.
- If your student has a health concern that may impact his or her learning, please notify your school nurse. It is the parent/ guardian responsibility to inform their student’s teachers/specialists of all medical concerns.
- 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.
- The Park City School web site has a “Health Services” section, located under “Departments”, with information about school district forms, community programs, services, and links to information web sites. You access the site at: www.pcschools.us
Student Health Forms
- All forms can be accessed on the Park City Web page under Health Resources.
- Asthma self-administration forms need to be filed if your student carries an inhaler to school. This is Utah State required.
- Health Care Plans are important for medical concerns including Diabetes,Seizures,Concussions and Severe Allergies.
- It is for the safety and well being of your student that we keep all information current especially telephone numbers.
- Vision screening for all 9th grade students takes place every Fall. A 10 ft. distance screening using an HOTV eye chart is utilized. Friends For Sight may also volunteer during this time. If there is a concern, a notice will be sent to parents/guardians recommending follow-up by eye physician.
- Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature of the spine that may become noticeable when children begin their teenage growth years.
- To comply with Utah law 53A Rules for examinations prescribed by the Department of Health, instructions on how to check your child for scoliosis are provided to parents of school age children grades fifth through eighth. It is recommended to have your students' back checked at every health care provider visit.
- Each student is required to fully expose his/her back so the spine can be viewed. The day of screening, girls should wear a bathing suit top or sports bra.
- If your child is absent on screening day, please contact the school nurse to reschedule screening.
- All special dietary requests need to be submitted to the PCHS Nutrition Services Dept.
- Contact Elizabeth Strasser at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 645-5600, ext. 1424
- Parents, if your child rides the school bus and has health concerns, you must contact the PCSD transportation dept. to file an emergency and medical information card.
- Contact Brent Chaston at email@example.com or 645-5660.