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General Information for a Sick Student

When picking up a student from the clinic, please come to the main office to sign the student out. Please include the student’s name, time out and parent signature when signing the student out.

If the nurse requests that your student remain home for any additional time, she will communicate that with the main office for attendance purposes.  However, if you need to report that your student will be absent, please call the attendance line at 513-777-9788.  Please provide the student’s name, reason for absence and phone number where a parent/guardian can be reached.

If your student needs to have medication given during the school day, please contact the school for the proper medication paperwork.

Lakota Local Schools is fortunate to have each of our clinics managed by a full-time registered nurse. Our nurses play an essential role in the daily and chronic health needs of our students, both as a medical professional and as an advocate for safety and health of all students and staff.

Recognizing the physical, emotional, and social needs of the students enables the nurse to advocate and educate for their needs to promote optimal learning in the school setting. Health Services provides a long list of services, some of which include:

  • Daily management of the clinic and observation and reporting of health trends;
  • Administration of medications and nursing procedures as prescribed by a physician and set forth by District policy;
  • Providing first aid and referrals as needed for community resources;
  • Developing and educating emergency action plans for students with critical health needs;
  • Performing mandated vision and hearing screenings and refers for follow-up as needed;
  • Maintaining health records and immunization compliance within the state requirements; and
  • Collaborating and consulting with staff regarding student’s health concerns and needs in the school setting.

Meet Our Nurse

Kelli Coffey

Kelli has been Freedom's nurse since 2024.  She earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Cincinnati. She has worked in med surg, long term care and school nursing. Prior to coming to Lakota, Ms. Coffey served as a nurse in Ross and Fairfield for 10 years. Ms. Coffey enjoys traveling, listening to music and live bands, baking, entertaining, and making memories with friends and family. Kelli hopes to continue to help make Freedom a healthy place to be.