Jami Hos-Ashcraft

    School Nurse, Southside Elementary School


    Hours 7:45 am - 2:45 pm


  • Medications at School

    Indiana Law requires a written order form from a physician to be given to the school. A parent/guardian signature is also required.  Medication forms may be obtained in the  nurse’s office for your physician to sign.
    •Written permission from the parent/guardian is also required for over the  counter medications.   Medication forms are available in the nurse’s office for the parent/guardian to sign or by following the links.
      Prescription Medication Form
      Over the Counter Medication Form
    •If a student has symptoms that require an over the counter medication (cough syrup, Tylenol, etc)   the nurse needs a signed medication form from the parent stating what the medication is and when it’s to be given, on record in the nurse’s office.
    •Cough drops are NOT permitted at school per BCSC policy.   They are a potential choking hazard.
    •All medications are kept locked in a medicine cabinet in the nurses office.
    •All medications must be in the original bottle when brought to school.  Medications
    must be brought to school by a parent or guardian.  Students may not bring medication
    to school on the bus or transported in their back packs.
  • Helpful Tips - When to keep your child home:

    • Fever: temperature of 100 degrees or more. No return until temperature is under 100 degrees without medication for the last 24 hours.
    • Vomiting: vomiting 2 or more times in 24 hours
    • Diarrhea: 2 or more episodes of diarrhea in the last 24 hours
    • Eyes: thick mucous or pus draining from the eye or pink eye (conjunctivitis). No return until 24 hours after beginning antibiotic treatment
    • Lice: no return until student has been treated and examined by school nurse. Bus transportation will be denied until rechecked and cleared by school nurse.
    • Skin:  unknown rashes or skin lesions (open sores

    **If your child is diagnosed with strep throat, staph infections, mono, conjunctivitis, fifth's disease, chicken pox, ring worm, or any other communicable condition, please report this to the school nurse as soon as possible. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me.

    All medications must be brought to school by a parent or guardian in the original container. Prescription medications must also have a doctor's prescription brought or faxed to the nurse. In order to administer any medications, a form must be filled out and signed by the parent or guardian. The school does not have Tylenol or Advil to administer to students. Each student must have their own brought in to the clinic by a parent or guardian and written permission given to the nurse.
  • 6th grade parent information

    The Indiana Code (IC 20-34-4) requires schools to provide parents of 6th grade students with information prescribed by the Indiana State Department of Health regarding the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine.

    2018 HPV letter - English version