Meet Nurse Becky Rodier RN

Fun Fact:

Nurse Rodier loves music and chocolate from Chocolate Moose!

Our school nurse, Mrs. Rodier RN, is here each day to help with any student medical needs. She also keeps track of attendance for those who may need to stay home or miss school.

Please contact her for any questions or concerns you may have about your child.


Mrs. Becky Rodier

Health Office Phone
952-881-8160

Attendance

The Attendance Line is managed by the school nurse. Please phone the Attendance Line (952-881-8160) for all absences no matter what the reason. For those absences that are due to illness, please leave a detailed message that includes the symptoms of the illness. The school nurse uses this information to track illness trends in the school.

Illness

Please keep your child home if he/she has a fever of 100 degrees or higher, has vomiting or diarrhea, or has a rash that hasn’t been diagnosed. Students with fever of 100 degrees or higher may return to school once their temperature has remained under 100 degrees for 24 hours. Students with vomiting and diarrhea may return to school once they have gone 24 hours without vomiting or diarrhea. Please call the school nurse if you have questions about whether a child is well enough to return to school.

Health Conditions

It is extremely important for the school nurse to know of any health conditions your child may have such as asthma, severe allergies, diabetes, seizures, etc. Are there any physical limitations or dietary restrictions necessary while your child is in school? Please contact the Health Office with any information that could affect your child while at school.

Medications

We follow the same policy as Bloomington Public Schools that states that no drugs (including ibuprofen, Tylenol, and over the counter medications) will be given without a written order from the child’s doctor and a parent signature. This medication authorization form can usually be filled out by the doctor via faxing and rarely requires a doctor visit if your child is up to date with their physicals. Please contact the Health Office if you need assistance with this. For the safety of all students in the building we ask that you follow this policy and refrain from sending medication in your child’s backpack for them to use unsupervised.

Communicable Diseases

Please notify the Health Office if your child is diagnosed with a communicable disease (strep throat, head lice, chicken pox, pink eye, etc.). This allows us to send notices to your child’s classroom and track disease trends in the school.

Keeping a child home

Parents often wonder whether or not they should send their kids to school when they have a mild illness.
If your child has any of the following, they should be kept home from school.
  • Fever above 100 degrees fahrenheit
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • New, undiagnosed rash
  • Purulent (pus-like) eye drainage
  • Symptoms of severe illness such as unusual fatigue, uncontrolled cough, difficulty breathing
  • Contagious illness requiring school exclusion

Please contact Mrs. Rodier if your child is experiencing any of these symptoms or if you are unsure whether or not your child should attend school.