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MA School Nurse Calendar Massachusetts School Nurse Planning Calendar Instructions Download and save this calendar to your desktop. We recommend you add the school year to the file name (e.g., SchoolNurseCalendar_2019-2020) to create a new calendar each year. You may edit rows and fill in important dates, tasks, observances, and notes as needed. Place a checkmark in the box when the tasks are completed.

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  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Massachusetts School Nurse

    Planning Calendar

    Instructions

    Download and save this calendar to your desktop. We recommend you add the

    school year to the file name (e.g., SchoolNurseCalendar_2019-2020) to create a

    new calendar each year.

    You may edit rows and fill in important dates, tasks, observances, and notes as

    needed. Place a checkmark in the box when the tasks are completed.

  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Tasks/Duties

    Records:

    ☐ Obtain and review health, immunizations, and developmental history for all kindergarten, transfer students, and new students

    ☐ Review medication orders and develop medication administration plans

    ☐ Review, revise, and update Individual Health Care (IHCP) and Emergency Action Plans (EAP) for students with health conditions.

    ☐ Sports clearances/concussion reports

    ☐ Immunization compliance review and state report

    ☐ Identify and flag immunosuppressed and under/unimmunized students

    ☐ Get class lists from Secretary

    ☐ Obtain & review staff emergency medical info sheets

    ☐ Input all new data and update current health information, immunizations, and medical alerts into the electronic health record system

    Field trips

    ☐ Plan nursing coverage for field trips as needed

    Mandated Screenings

    ☐ Plan dates and coverage

    Communications and Trainings

    ☐ Notify teachers/staff about health conditions as needed (confidentiality reminder: no written lists of students supplied to staff)

    ☐ Deliver staff trainings (Epi-Pen, CPR/AED, health conditions, delegation)

    ☐ Distribute parent/guardian notifications (i.e., fluoride, BMI, postural, SBIRT screening)

    ☐ Bulletin board and newsletter article

    Building and Office

    ☐ Prepare health office, supplies, and equipment

    ☐ Review and update emergency plans and procedures

    ☐ Prepare emergency supplies and equipment (go-bag, AEDs, evacuation chairs, etc.)

    ☐ Begin daily logs for AEDs and refrigerator temperature checks

    ☐ Review and revise sub folder

    ☐ Determine important dates for year (school staff meetings, nurse staff meetings)

    ☐ Meet all new teachers face to face

    ☐ Assess building and grounds for health and safety hazards

    ☐ Update community health care resources

    Important Dates This Month

    Activity Date Notes

    Notes/Additional Tasks:

    Observances:

    August: National Immunization Awareness

    September: National Childhood Obesity Awareness

    Month National Suicide Prevention Month

    National Food Safety Education Month National

    Preparedness Month Sexual Health Preparedness

    Month World Heart Day Family Health and

    Fitness Day

    August/September

    Review/identify students with 504s or IEPs. Consult with IEP/504 coordinators about meeting dates

  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Tasks

    Tasks/Duties

    Ongoing Records Review and Management

    ☐ Review Health, immunizations, and developmental history for incoming students

    ☐ Review/update Medication orders and medication administration plans

    ☐ Develop/update IHCPs and EAPs for students with health conditions.

    ☐ Complete immunization compliance; send reminder letters home as needed

    ☐ Continue electronic health record system updates

    ☐ Data reports per local procedure

    Field trips

    ☐ Plan nursing coverage for field trips as needed

    Mandated Screenings

    ☐ Plan dates and coverage if not done in September

    ☐ Implement screening program

    Communications and Trainings

    ☐ Continue notifying teachers/staff about health conditions as needed

    ☐ Continue needed staff trainings (Epi-Pen, CPR/AED, health conditions, delegation)

    ☐ Classroom education and health presentations as needed

    ☐ Bulletin board and newsletter article

    Other

    ☐ Update Emergency Response Plan

    ☐ Attend open-house

    Observances:

    World Blindness Awareness Month Dyslexia Awareness

    Month Eat Better, Eat Together Month Halloween

    Safety Month National Bullying Prevention Month

    National Dropout Prevention Month Mental Health

    Awareness Month National Dental Hygiene Month

    National Down Syndrome Month World Cerebral Palsy

    Day

    Important Dates This Month

    Activity Date Notes

    Screening Dates

    Date Nurse Coverage

    Notes/Additional Tasks:

    October

  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Tasks/Duties

    Ongoing Records Review and Management

    ☐ Develop/update IHCPs, EAPs medication administration plans as needed

    ☐ Winter sports clearances

    ☐ Continue electronic health record system updates

    ☐ Data reports per local procedure

    Mandated Screenings

    ☐ Continue screenings

    ☐ Plan/Conduct re-screenings

    ☐ Send referrals

    ☐ Communicate relevant information to teachers including accommodations to be made

    Communications and Trainings

    ☐ Continue notifying teachers/staff about health conditions as needed

    ☐ Continue needed staff trainings (Epi-Pen, CPR/AED, health conditions, delegation)

    ☐ Continue classroom education and health presentations as needed

    ☐ Bulletin board and newsletter article

    ☐ Distribute flu vaccination information to families

    Other

    ☐ Facilitate meeting holiday/winter needs (food, clothing) for economically disadvantages students

    Observances:

    Epilepsy Awareness Month Gluten-Free Diet

    Awareness Month Lung Cancer Awareness Month

    American Diabetes Month Great American Smokeout

    Important Dates This Month

    Activity Date Notes

    Screening Dates

    Date Nurse Coverage

    Notes/Additional Tasks:

    November

  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Tasks/Duties

    Ongoing Records Review and Management

    ☐ Develop/update IHCPs, EAPs medication administration plans as needed

    ☐ Run reports for compliance reviews

    ☐ Continue electronic health record system updates

    ☐ Data reports per local procedure

    Mandated Screenings

    ☐ Continue screenings/re-screenings/referrals

    ☐ Follow up on positive screen referrals

    ☐ Communicate relevant information to teachers including accommodations to be made

    Communicable Disease Surveillance & Control

    ☐ Monitor absence/illness numbers

    ☐ Report concerns to appropriate agencies when indicated

    ☐ Prevention education in classrooms (i.e., handwashing lessons)

    Communications and Trainings

    ☐ Continue notifying teachers/staff about health conditions as needed

    ☐ Continue needed staff trainings (Epi-Pen, CPR/AED, health conditions, delegation)

    ☐ Continue classroom education and health presentations as needed

    ☐ Bulletin board and newsletter article

    Other

    ☐ Facilitate meeting holiday/winter needs (food, clothing) for economically disadvantages students

    Observances:

    AIDS Awareness Month Safe Toys and Gifts Month National Drunk & Drugged Driving Prevention Month National Handwashing Awareness Week

    Important Dates This Month

    Activity Date Notes

    Screening Dates

    Date Nurse Coverage

    Notes/Additional Tasks:

    December

  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Tasks/Duties

    Ongoing Records Review and Management

    ☐ Develop/update IHCPs, EAPs medication administration plans as needed

    ☐ Continue electronic health record system updates

    ☐ Data reports per local procedure

    Mandated Screenings

    ☐ Continue follow up on positive screen referrals

    ☐ Communicate relevant information to teachers including accommodations to be made

    Communicable Disease Surveillance & Control

    ☐ Continue monitoring absence/illness

    ☐ Report concerns to appropriate agencies when indicated

    ☐ Continue prevention education in classrooms (i.e., handwashing lessons)

    Communications and Trainings

    ☐ Continue notifying teachers/staff about health conditions as needed

    ☐ Continue needed staff trainings (Epi-Pen, CPR/AED, health conditions, delegation)

    ☐ Continue classroom education and health presentations as needed

    ☐ Bulletin board and newsletter article

    Observances:

    Cervical Health Awareness Month Eye Care Month Winter Sports TBI Awareness Month National Drugs and Alcohol Facts Week

    Important Dates This Month

    Activity Date Notes

    Notes/Additional Tasks:

    January

  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Tasks/Duties

    Ongoing Records Review and Management

    ☐ Develop/update IHCPs, EAPs medication administration plans as needed

    ☐ Spring sports clearances

    ☐ Continue electronic health record system updates

    ☐ Data reports per local procedure

    Field trips

    ☐ Begin nursing coverage plans for field trips as needed

    Mandated Screenings

    ☐ Continue follow up on positive screen referrals

    ☐ Communicate relevant information to teachers including accommodations to be made

    Communicable Disease Surveillance & Control

    ☐ Continue monitoring absence/illness

    ☐ Report concerns to appropriate agencies when indicated

    ☐ Continue prevention education in classrooms (i.e., handwashing lessons)

    Communications and Trainings

    ☐ Continue notifying teachers/staff about health conditions as needed

    ☐ Continue needed staff trainings (Epi-Pen, CPR/AED, health conditions, delegation)

    ☐ Continue classroom education and health presentations as needed

    ☐ Bulletin board and newsletter article

    Observances:

    American Heart Month Black History Month Canned Food Month Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month National Children’s Dental Health Month

    Important Dates This Month

    Activity Date Notes

    Notes/Additional Tasks:

    February

  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Tasks/Duties

    Ongoing Records Review and Management

    ☐ Develop/update IHCPs, EAPs medication administration plans as needed

    ☐ Continue spring sports clearances

    ☐ Continue electronic health record system updates

    ☐ Data reports per local procedure

    Mandated Screenings

    ☐ Continue follow up on positive screen referrals

    ☐ Communicate relevant information to teachers including accommodations to be made

    Communicable Disease Surveillance & Control

    ☐ Continue monitoring absence/illness

    ☐ Report concerns to appropriate agencies when indicated

    ☐ Continue prevention education in classrooms (i.e., handwashing lessons)

    Field trips

    ☐ Continue planning nursing coverage for field trips

    Communications and Trainings

    ☐ Continue notifying teachers/staff about health conditions as needed

    ☐ Continue needed staff trainings (Epi-Pen, CPR/AED, health conditions, delegation)

    ☐ Continue classroom education and health presentations as needed

    ☐ Letters home for mandated physical examinations

    ☐ Bulletin board and newsletter article

    Building and Office

    ☐ Begin inventory and budget items

    Observances:

    National TBI Awareness Month National Nutrition Month National Music in Our Schools Month Save Your Vision Month National Poison Prevention Week

    Important Dates This Month

    Activity Date Notes

    Notes/Additional Tasks:

    March

  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Tasks/Duties

    Ongoing Records Review and Management

    ☐ Develop/update IHCPs, EAPs medication administration plans as needed

    ☐ Continue electronic health record system updates

    ☐ Data reports per local procedure

    ☐ Start end of year status report draft

    Field trips

    ☐ Continue nursing coverage for field trips as needed

    Preparations for the New School Year

    ☐ Begin meeting with families to plan/prepare IHCPs for next year

    Mandated Screenings

    ☐ Continue follow up on positive screen referrals

    ☐ Communicate relevant information to teachers including accommodations to be made

    Communications and Trainings

    ☐ Continue notifying teachers/staff about health conditions as needed

    ☐ Continue needed staff trainings (Epi-Pen, CPR/AED, health conditions, delegation)

    ☐ Continue classroom education and health presentations as needed

    ☐ Bulletin board and newsletter article

    Building and Office

    ☐ Continue inventory and budget items

    ☐ Submit forms and letters to be printed for end of year and next year distribution

    Observances:

    Distracted Driving Awareness Month National Child Abuse Prevention Month Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention Month Stress Awareness Month Alcohol Awareness Month National Autism Awareness Month National Minority Health Month STD Awareness Month Every Kid Healthy Week

    Important Dates This Month

    Activity Date Notes

    Notes/Additional Tasks:

    April

  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Tasks/Duties

    Ongoing Records Review and Management

    ☐ Develop/update IHCPs, EAPs medication administration plans as needed

    ☐ Review immunizations needs for the following school year and prepare notices

    ☐ Pull all senior files to distribute per school procedure

    ☐ Run inactive list and pull files to inactivate and maintain for 7 years

    ☐ Continue electronic health record system updates

    ☐ Data reports per local procedure

    Field trips

    ☐ Continue nursing coverage for field trips as needed

    Mandated Screenings

    ☐ Continue follow up on positive screen referrals

    ☐ Communicate relevant information to teachers including accommodations to be made

    ☐ Plan/conduct preschool and kindergarten screenings for the next school year according to schedule

    Preparations for the New School Year

    ☐ Continue meeting with families to plan/prepare IHCPs for next year

    ☐ Connect with students and coaches for fall sports

    ☐ Meet with other district nurses to transfer records & care plans

    Communications and Trainings

    ☐ Continue notifying teachers/staff about health conditions as needed

    ☐ Continue needed staff trainings (Epi-Pen, CPR/AED, health conditions, delegation)

    ☐ Distribute medication pick up letters and medication forms for next year

    ☐ Connect directly with parents/guardians regarding disposal of medications and medication pick up

    ☐ Continue classroom education and health presentations as needed

    ☐ Bulletin board and newsletter article

    Building and Office

    ☐ Continue supplies inventory

    ☐ Assemble Epi-Pen packets for upcoming year

    ☐ Continue to submit forms and letters to be printed for end of year and next year distribution

    Important Dates This Month

    Activity Date Notes

    Notes/Additional Tasks:

    Observances:

    National Mental Health Awareness Month National Lyme Disease Awareness Month UV Awareness Month Don’t Fry Day National Water Safety Month National Celiac Awareness Month National Physical Fitness and Sports Month National Teen Pregnancy Month

    May

  • MA School Nurse Calendar

    Tasks/Duties

    Ongoing Records Review and Management

    ☐ Develop/update IHCPs, EAPs medication administration plans as needed

    ☐ Complete inactive list and file inactivated files to maintain for 7 years

    ☐ Continue electronic health record system updates

    ☐ Complete end of year reports per local procedure

    Field trips

    ☐ Continue nursing coverage for field trips as needed

    Mandated Screenings

    ☐ Complete follow up on positive screen referrals

    Preparations for the New School Year

    ☐ Finish meeting with families to plan/prepare IHCPs for next year

    ☐ Finish connecting with students & coaches for fall sports

    ☐ Finish meeting with other district nurses to transfer records & care plans

    ☐ Start health concerns list for new students

    Communications and Trainings

    ☐ Continue notifying teachers/staff about health conditions as needed

    ☐ Continue needed staff trainings (Epi-Pen, CPR/AED, health conditions, delegation)

    ☐ Send home reminder letters to parents of students with medications to pick up medication by last day of school, and include forms for next year

    ☐ Call to parents remind them to pick up medication and medication disposal policies

    ☐ Bulletin board and newsletter article

    Building and Office

    ☐ Finalize inventory

    ☐ Order new supplies to be shipped over summer

    Observances:

    National Safety Month

    Important Dates This Month

    Activity Date Notes

    End of Year Checklist

    ☐ Place Student Confidential Health Forms, orders, 504s, IHCPs, etc. into student health file

    ☐ Securely lock student files

    ☐ Box files of students transferring in-district and out of district

    ☐ Properly dispose of left over medications and dispose of expired stock medications.

    ☐ Document all medications wasted

    ☐ Securely lock medication cabinet

    ☐ Securely lock supply cabinet

    ☐ Prepare health office for summer cleaning (i.e., label items and equipment that may be moved)

    Notes/Additional Tasks:

    June

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