West Tennessee School for the Deaf - Jackson, TN
The School Nurse
Contact Information
Marti Barcroft, LPN
Phone: (731)423-5705
Fax: (731)423-6470
Keep Your Child Home When . . .
  • he or she is running a fever over 100 within 24 hours of the time school starts without having taken any medicine.
  • he or she has vomited or has had diarrhea within 24 hours of the time school starts.
  • he or she is not feeling well enough to sit at a desk and work all day.
  • he or she has a rash that is draining, has an open area, or is causing the child to itch excessively, or a rash that is accompanied with other symptoms such as: fever, sore throat, irritability, vomiting, etc.
  • he or she has red, swollen eyes, and/or their eyes have drainage.
  • he or she has a sore throat accompanied by fever, rash, swollen glands in their throat.
When Your Child . . .
  • will be absent due to sickness or injury, please call or e-mail the nurse by 9:30 A.M. to let her know why the child will not be at school. If you choose to send an email or leave a message, please state what is wrong with your child and be specific. The parents of children that are absent will be contacted around 9:30 A.M. - 10:00 A.M. every day. If your child will be at school later than 9:30, please call the nurse.
  • is sick at school, you will be called immediately to come and pick up your child, no exceptions will be made. When a child is sick, they cannot ride the bus. You must pick them up. Doing so helps to ensure the health of all of our students and staff at WTSD.
And Remember . . .
  • All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy labeled container.
  • Keep all home/work/emergency phone numbers updated with working numbers.
  • Send any over-the-counter medications in the original, unopened package, labeled with your child's name, dose, and time to be given.
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