• Rae Ann Barnes
    East Elementary School Nurse
    Fax- 582-5785

    Hi!  I am Rae Ann Barnes, RN,BSN. I am your nurse at OZARK EAST Elementary. My office hours are 8:15 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. during the regular school year. Please feel free to contact me anytime you have any questions or concerns!  If your child should be absent for any reason, please notify the office staff, 582-5906.

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    Your child should stay home or will be sent home for the following:

    1.     Fever:  100 degrees or greater.  He/she should be free of fever for 24 hours without having taken any medication to reduce the fever before coming back to school.   Temperatures that are normal in the morning will often be elevated by the afternoon.  

    2.     Vomiting:  or has continuous diarrhea (loose or frequent stools).  A physician should be contacted if the vomiting and/or diarrhea lasts longer than 24 hours or becomes severe. No vomiting or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school.

    3.     Strep Throat:  or a sore throat that is accompanied by a fever and enlarged nodules in the neck.  A child may return to school 24 hours after beginning antibiotic treatment if needed and is fever free.

    4.     Cold and or Persistent cough:  child is ill with continuously runny nose, very tired or excessive coughing.

    5.     Rash:  all over the body of unknown cause. The child should remain home until the cause is determined.  If the rash is due to chicken pox, the child should remain at home until all lesions are crusted (usually 5-7 days).

    6.     Conjunctivitis:  sometimes referred to as PINK EYE, a reddening of the white of the eye and inner eyelids is noted along with /without drainage (pus), itching, or pain.  The child should not attend school until medical attention has determined if it is conjunctivitis, with medication being required OR SIMPLY ALLERGIES OR A COLD. If your child awakens and their eyelids are matted together (crusty), please follow the above guidelines.


    See the District Medication Policy concerning all prescription and non-prescription medications which may be needed during school hours. ALL MEDICATION MUST BE BROUGHT TO SCHOOL BY AN ADULT.


    Please help your child get enough rest and eat a well-balanced diet during the school year. This will enhance your child’s ability to learn!!! Have a safe and healthy year.  Rae Ann Barnes, RN, BSN/School Nurse  J