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School Nurse
Natalie Emmerling

Natalie joined Sage in 2022 and has four children who have all been students here. She brings experience as a licensed vocational nurse and has worked in both a hospital setting and special education classrooms serving students with demanding medical needs. She also has experience as a CNA and an EMT. She is caring and knowledgeable, and we consider ourselves very fortunate to have her! Please reach out to her at the email above with any questions or information about any special needs that your student may have.

If your child needs to take medication while at school, please complete this form and return it to our nurse.

You can find details about keeping sick kids home from school in our Sage Handbook. Here are some guidelines for common illnesses:

Coronavirus: Sage follows the CDC’s Recommendation regarding isolation for Covid-19, please reference their website for guidance on attendance if your student has tested positive.

Colds: Please keep your student at home if they have a fever over 100 degrees or is experiencing discomfort that would interfere with his/her ability to perform in school (ie: severe or uncontrollable coughing, significant lack of energy due to a fever or other illness symptom, significant diarrhea etc.). If your student experiences green nasal discharge that continues throughout the day, or a cough lasting longer than ten days, or is accompanied by fever or chills and is productive of discolored sputum, consult with your physician.

Diarrhea/Vomiting: A student with diarrhea and/or vomiting should stay at home and return to school only after being symptom-free for 24 hours. Fever: The student should remain at home with a fever greater than 100°. The student can return to school after they have been fever-free for 24 hours (without fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Motrin).

School Nurse Resources:

Medication Consent Form
Sage Handbook
Community Resources
Air Quality Guidelines