A NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE...
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Our goal is to keep your child healthy, safe, and in their classroom participating and learning. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns at (512) 428-7303.
- Medication given 3 times daily or less should be given at home unless time sensitive.
1. A written request to administer medication form must be for all medications, both prescription as well as over the counter. A physician’s signature is required for any dosage or medication change on prescription medication. All prescription medications will need a physician’s signature, this includes daily, as needed and short term meds. No prescription drug will be given without a parent/guardian and physician signature.
2. Medications must be in the original container and properly labeled. Parents requesting a dose different than the manufacturer instruction will require a health care provider’s order.
Please keep your child home if vomiting (ill) or has a fever (temperature of 100 or greater) -
This is district policy and helps to prevent the spread of illness to others. Students can not return to school until they are fever free (temperature less than 100 degrees) for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
Communicable Disease -
Please report all communicable disease to the nurse’s office. This information is useful in helping to prevent the spread if illness in the school. Examples include strep, flu, pink eye, chickenpox, impetigo and scarlet fever.
The Flu -
CDC recommends a three-step approach to fighting the flu.
The first and most important step is to get a flu vaccination each year. However, if you get the flu, there are prescription antiviral drugs that can treat your illness. Finally, everyday preventive actions may slow the spread of germs that cause respiratory (nose, throat, and lungs) illnesses, like flu.
Head Lice -
Discuss with your child the importance of not sharing combs, hats and helmets to reduce the spread of head lice. Check your child’s hair at home on a regular basis. Please notify the school nurse if your child has head lice.
Vision and Hearing Screenings -
Vision and hearing, screenings will be done in the fall for students in grades Pre- K, K , 1, 3, and 5 .
Type 2 Diabetes (Acanthosis Nigricans) -
Acanthosis Nigricans will be done for students in grades 1, 3, and 5. Screenings for students in other grades will be completed as requested.
Scoliosis Spinal Screening -
Spinal screening will be done for girls once in the fall semester of 5th grade.
This service is two-fold. If you need help with clothing for your child, please stop by the nurse’s office and request a referral form. All requests are kept confidential. If you have gently used clothing that your child has outgrown please consider bringing the clothes to the school for donation.