Dear Winnona Park families,
As we kick off the start of the 2021-22 school year, I wanted to provide some important information regarding school health. First off, for our new families, my name is Jen Eagle and this is my fourth year at Winnona Park. I am a registered nurse and have four children in the City Schools of Decatur.
School Health Clinic Visits
Students with symptoms of illness will be immediately escorted to the school clinic for evaluation. All symptomatic students will be sent home from school. We kindly ask that you make arrangements to have your child picked up within one hour of being called. Please review Our School Health Discharge Note to see what your child will be sent home for and guidance on what is needed to return. Covid test results will need to be emailed before your child returns to school. Please do not medicate your child with any fever - reducing medicines before sending them to school. If you are medicating them they should not be here in the first place. And rest assured- they do tell us!
Please note CSD’s school health requirements for students:
- A current Georgia 3231 Certificate of Immunization record or completed Georgia Department of Health form 2208 (Affidavit of Religious Exemption to Immunization)
- For students requiring medication(s) at school, a completed CSD Authorization of Medication form for each medication. Please note that all prescription medication requires a provider’s signature on the form. I will not be able to dispense medication without this form completed in its entirety. Non-prescription/OTC medication only requires a parent signature. For safety reasons, K-2 students are not permitted to self carry medication at school.
Regarding mitigation strategies at Winnona, we are thoroughly committed to the safety and health of our students and staff. Please review regularly, COVID Mitigation Strategies for 2021 - 2022 as these may change as new information and recommendations become available. Some other suggestions for a safe, healthy start to the school year include:
-checking for a safe, snug mask fit on your child each morning and ensuring that the mask covers both the nose and mouth
-packing extra clean masks in your child’s backpack in case their mask becomes soiled(we will have additional masks at school available)
-reviewing the daily screener each morning to ensure your child is healthy for school attendance
I look forward to working together in support of a safe and healthy school environment for our children. Please feel free to reach out to me anytime by phone (404-370-4490) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will make every effort to respond as quickly as possible.
Thanks so much for your cooperation,
I am Jen Eagle and I am so excited to be starting another year at Winnona Park! I graduated from NIU with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Before working as a school nurse, I pride myself with having a wide range of nursing expertise for over 20+years. I started my career in Chicago on the surgical floor and ended in Atlanta working in pediatrics at CHOA. I am most proud of my 4 children (all in CSD) and many times I use not only my valuable nursing knowledge, but my mom expertise in the role as the school nurse.
I hope for a healthy, happy and safe school year. I welcome any questions or concerns that you have.
Jen Eagle BSN, RN