Our nurses maintain student health records, provide consultation to students for health and safety, provide services for routine medications. They are consulted on health and safety issues regarding students.
Meet Our School Nurses:
Jen Conley, BSN, RN
Nurse Conley works at Wells Middle School and Catoosa High School. If you need to contact her please call her at 918-266-8623 extension 2035.
Ellen Davis, LPN
Nurse Davis can be reached by calling Helen Paul Learning Center at 918-266-8643 extension 4035.
Oklahoma Laws on Vaccines for Schools:
Catoosa Public Schools follows the Oklahoma State Department of Health requirements for students to receive specific immunizations to attend public schools.
Below is a link to the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
Procedure for Vaccination Exemptions:
All students of all grade levels must have a required & current immunization record or a state approved exemption form on file with the school prior to their admission to school AND this information is available to parents on this school website. (70 O.S. § 1210.191)
ALSO INCLUDE the FOLLOWING:
Documentation: Assurance Letter signed by Principal verifying a current record of immunization or exemption form is on file for each student & is made available for review and a website printout or screen shot showing parent information
EXISITING LAW: 70 O.S. 2011, Section 1210.191 A (this section did not change)
No minor child shall be admitted to any public, private, or parochial school operating in this state unless and until certification is presented to the appropriate school authorities from a licensed physician, or authorized representative of the State Department of Health, that such child has received or is in the process of receiving immunizations against diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, haemophilus influenzae type B (HIB), measles (rubeola), rubella, poliomyelitis, varicella, and hepatitis A or is likely to be immune as a result of the disease.
NEW SECTION: 70 O.S. 2011, Section 1210.191 E (this section is NEW)
The State Department of Education shall provide and ensure that each school district in this state provides, on the school district website and in any notice or publication provided to parents regarding immunization requests, the following information regarding immunization requirements for school attendance: “For school enrollment, a parent or guardian shall provide one of the following:
1. Current, up-to-date immunization records; or
2. A completed and signed exemption form.”