Jonesboro Kindergarten Nurse:
Whitney Robinson, LPN 870-933-5835
For more health information, check out our district health page here.
I am Whitney Robinson, the nurse at JKC, and have been a nurse for 6 years and I love taking care of children! Please feel free to call me with any concerns you may have about your child I will be happy to help.
All medications are administered by the school nurse during the school day. The Medication Administration form will need to be completed by your child’s physician and turned into the nurse’s office. The school nurse is unable to administer over-the-counter medicines (Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc.) and cannot apply topical creams or ointments.
Please help the school nurse care for your child by informing the nurse if your child has:
- any chronic or acute illnesses
- a new medication or change in medication dosage
- been exposed to a communicable disease such as a strep throat infection, chicken pox, or conjunctivitis
- a life-threatening or new allergy
- a serious injury requiring hospitalization, or a diagnosed head concussion
- an injury requiring casting, sutures, a splint, or mobility assistance of crutches or wheelchair
- vision or hearing difficulties
The school nurse will work with the child's physician, parent and other school personnel to meet special health needs in school so that the child may benefit from their educational program. A child must provide a note from the doctor for activity restriction due to an injury or illness. A note written by a parent is not acceptable.
Please help the school nurse by updating the phone numbers on your child’s school record so the nurse can always reach you.
Please keep your child home when the following symptoms are present
- Temperature of 100 degrees F or greater within the past 24 hours
- Vomiting or diarrhea occurring within the past 24 hours
- Strep infections of any kind, untreated ringworm, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are all contagious infections and must be treated with medication for at least 24 hours before returning to school
- Rash of unknown origin - this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician
- Untreated lice infestation