Terry Jepsen, School Nurse
Health Office 308-872-6441
Cell phone 308-215-0078
Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Health Office Forms:
The state of Nebraska has the following physical examination standards for students enrolled in schools in Nebraska. Broken Bow Public Schools strongly encourages all students to have the required physical examinations so that any health concerns can be diagnosed and treated appropriately in order for students to do their best in school. However, the law also states that a parent or guardian can refuse a physical examination in which a Refusal of Physical Examination formmust be signed and turned in to the school.
PHYSICAL EXAMINATION STANDARDS: A printed or typewritten form signed by a licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner indicating that a physical examination was administered on a specific date within the previous six (6) month period on a specifically named individual shall constitute sufficient evidence of a physical examination. by a qualified physician within six (6) months prior to the entrance of a child into the beginner grade and the seventh grade. A physical exam is also required in the case of a transfer from out of state to any other grade of the local school. As a substitute for such evidence of a physical, an objection in writing to a physicial examination of such child signed and dated by a parent or guardian of such child may be submitted to the local school.
REMINDER: You will not be able to practice or participate in any sports until your physical examination is completed and turned in to the school. The local clinics have asked that you please try to get your school/sports physicals scheduled and completed prior to August 1. Click on the link below to find contact information for the local clinics.
Community Health Services
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Health in the News
Here is a reminder of why children should never be left in a car unattended, especially when we are experiencing warm, even hot, temperatures.
An article on the dangers of energy drinks – these seem to becoming more and more popular with children, youth and adults but can pose some dangers, too.
Here is a website from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for health related issues.