Donna Eckford will be returning to Vernon for the 2020-21 school year. As Vernon's School Health Assistant, Donna attends to student first aid and administers medications everyday from 8:30am-2:45pm.
Vernon's School Nurse is Rob Nicholson RN, and 2020-21 is his fourth year at Vernon. He's in the Office one morning per week, but can be reached anytime during the day.
Vernon School takes its commitment to good health very seriously. Office staff are regularly trained to administer medications to students and give basic first aid. Medications (prescription and non-prescription) that need to be given during the school day require a signed authorization from the parent. Medications must be received in original containers with doctor's name and prescription and dosage information clearly visible. Please contact the School Office for more information.
A defibrillator machine was installed at Vernon School in 2011. Staff have been trained to give basic first aid, CPR, and to use the defibrillator to assist in an emergency until paramedics arrive.
Vernon School is committed to the safety and welfare of our students and staff. Vernon School has a Emergency Response Plan that is updated and reviewed each year with staff. Emergency Drills occur on a monthly basis.
The Oregon Office of the State Fire Marshall provides valuable resources for our school and families - http://www.oregon.gov/osp/SFM/pages/yfpi.aspx#School_Resources
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