The Nurse is in
"The state of Texas passed laws in 2009 that will affect immunization requirements for the school year. If you receive a letter informing you that your child needs additional immunizations, beat the rush in August and take them now to get these shots! Your child will not be allowed to attend school in the fall without these immunizations."
The nurse's office is here to assist your child to stay healthy and to stay in class. As a student is referred to the school nurse, the nurse will carry out interventions to return that student back to class as quickly as possible. he campus nurse will provide first aid, administer prescribed medications, and assist students with chronic medical conditions as the need arises. The campus nurse can treat minor injuries and symptoms at school, but is not able to diagnose or prescribe medications to treat any illnesses.
Please do not send your child to school with a temperature above 100.4 degrees; with vomiting or diarrhea; with a rash; with symptoms of 'pinkeye'; or with any injury that significantly impairs their ability to perform normal school activities. All these should be assessed by a health care professional, before the student comes to school and either exposes other students to a communicable disease, or worsens a pre-existing injury.
The nurse's office can store and administer medications only under strict district guidelines. The nurse stocks only two over-the-counter medications to give to students. Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) is available to be given only if a student has a fever of 100.4 or greater, and diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) can be given in the event of a severe allergic reaction. Neither of these medications can be given if the student does not have a current Health Information Form on file with the nurse which has been signed by the student's parent/guardian stating they can receive these medications. The parent will be called, if possible, when either of these medications are warranted. Prescribed medications for a student can be kept in the nurse's office for routine or 'as-needed' administration; please contact the nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org before submitting any medications.
Current immunization records must be presented upon entering the district. The nurse will send out communications to inform parents/guardians about any immunizations a child may need during the course of the school year after initial requirements are met. Students will generally be given two weeks notice to receive immunizations that come due during this time before they will be excluded from school due to noncompliance. Please contact the nurse if you have any questions.
The staff of Health Services wishes your child a safe, productive and healthy school year!
Please be sure to update the family and student information through your renweb account or by contacting the school office with any phone number or address changes as they occur throughout the year. We want to be sure that we can reach you, in the event that your child has a problem that you need to know about.