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District Health Personnel
Jaymie Powers-Walton, RN - District Nurse jwalton@shisd.net
Amy Mayhew, LVN - Primary Nurse amayhew@shisd.net
Amanda Chism, LVN - Intermediate Nurse achism@shisd.net


In light of recent concerns with the spread of viruses, I have posted a Blood Borne Pathogens slideshow to the bottom of this page, entitled "BBP for School Staff."  Please keep in mind that many viruses are spread through direct contact with an infected individual showing signs and symptoms such as fever, severe headache, joint and muscle aches, chills, and weakness.  Proper hand washing techniques are KEY! Practicing good hygiene with soap and water is a good first step to preventing infection.  An alcohol based hand sanitizer (at least 60% alcohol) is an alternative, but only if soap and water are not readily available. 
Ebola Virus Update/  Enterovirus Update:   http://www.cdc.gov/

Current Contact Numbers
I would like to stress the importance of current contact numbers for the nurse’s office (and the campus offices). It is so important for the nurse’s office to have your cell number, your home number, your job number and an emergency number that is not one of the above numbers. Please remember to send new numbers to us when you change cell numbers, disconnect or change your home phone or change jobs. Also remember the emergency numbers need to be people who could, in an emergency, come to the school and pick up your child. In other words, an out of state relative is not useful to us. If your child is ill or injured, the information you have given us is the sum total of information we have to reach you regarding your child’s well-being.

We thank you for helping us to be better prepared to help your child.

 
Medication at School
There is a link to the SHISD policy regarding medications at school posted below.
For any medication your child will need to take at school, a parent consent must be signed.  This allows the student to take medications for 10 school days, then the medication will be sent home.   A link is attached below titled, "Consent for Medication." 
If you child requires a medication for longer than 10 days, a physician consent is required.  Please fill out the top and fax it back to the nurses station, and I will get the physician's signature.   A link is attached below titled, "Physician Consent for Medication."

 

SPRING HILL ISD IS NOT A NUT FREE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Please be aware that Spring Hill is not a nut free food environment school district. We do ask about food product allergies on the student demographics. We also notify food services and "red flag" the charts of allergic students. Peanut butter is not served by the cafeterias, but sometimes, nut products do sneak into products (as label readers know). Peanut butter can be sent from home with other student's lunches. We ask that parents provide the school with epi pens if their pediatrician/physician feels the student needs one. As a responsible parent you need to educate your child regarding their food/nut allergies. Teach them to ask questions. Teach them to read labels. Make their teachers and the nursing staff aware that they have allergies. We are thrilled when parents let us know up front and provide us with epi pens. 
Please notify the nurse's office if your child has a food/nut allergy and requires an epi pen for allergic reactions. The nurses will provide you with the proper paperwork to allow your child's epi pen to be stored and used at school.

PLEASE NOTIFY THE NURSE'S OFFICE IF YOUR CHILD REQUIRES AN EPI PEN AND/OR HAS SERIOUS ALLERGIC REACTIONS TO FOOD/NUTS OR INSECT STINGS/BITES. CALL OR LEAVE A VOICEMAIL IF AFTER HOURS. OUR OFFICE NUMBER IS 903-323-7824.

 

DSHS zika website - DSHS Prevention guidelines for schools 


Health Resources:

The PARTNERSHIP at drugfree.org

Kids & hot cars - how to prevent a tragedy!

 
 

Discussing Drug Prevention with your teen

SHISD Health Bulletins:

Ebola Virus Update/  Enterovirus Update:   http://www.cdc.gov/

Over-the-Counter Medication

Immunization Requirements*
*Although there are no clinics within our district, any clinic in the Longview area will offer a flu vaccine. However, none will offer it for free. Each clinic will take either insurance, or cash payment.

Policy on Medication Administration

FLU information
People can contact their health care provider, local health department or dial 2-1-1 to find out where to get a flu shot. Flu information and tips for protecting against the flu are at texasflu.org.

 

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