7:40 PM to 3:10 pm
PHONE: 817-815-1420 / FAX: 817-815-1450
Very Important ! ! !
- Keep your emergency contact information current and updated.
- Report communicable diseases, such as: strep throat, chickenpox, flu, lice, etc., to the School Nurse.
- ALL medications to be administered at school must have a Doctor's written order (see Forms & Policies) ... This includes all over the counter medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), Advil (ibuprofen), cough drops, allergy eye drops, medicated lip balm, and topical ointments.
HEALTHY STUDENTS MAKE BETTER LEARNERS
When to Keep Sick Students Home
Please consider the following guidelines to help determine if your child should be sent to school, or remain at home.
- He/she has
- A temperature at or above 0°Fcould mean your child is "brewing an infection." Students with a temperature at or above 100.0°F need to rest at home until they have been fever free for 24 hours without medication.
- He/she is coughing frequently or having any breathing concerns/difficulty
- Coughing spreads infection.
- A cough that keeps a child up at night may mean he/she will be too tired to learn the next day.
- He/she has vomited two or more times.
- A number of things could cause a single episode of vomiting. If your child vomits a second time, the evening prior to school, throughout the night, or is unable to keep food down, they should remain at home.
- He/she has diarrhea.
- Watery or loose stools mean our child is likely fighting a virus. A student should remain at home if they are having watery or loose stools. Make sure he/she stays well hydrated by drinking lots of water.
- He/she has a rash with fever.
- Check with your doctor to determine whether the rash is contagious before sending your child to school.
- Sore throat, loss of appetite, persistent irritability, and/or unusual tiredness are also signs and symptoms of a communicable disease.
Hints for back to school to help the school nurse!
- Keep all contact information up to dateonline in Powerschools, and in the main office of the school.
- Make sure your child knowsyour phone number and the phone number of a few additional people to call in an emergency. It is not enough to have the number stored in their phone. Phone batteries may die at any moment.
- It is the responsibility of EVERY parent/guardian to provide a copy of the student’sIMMUNIZATION RECORD or ORIGINAL EXEMPTION to the Nurse's Office! You can drop immunization records off beginning the week before school.
- When the School Nurse calls you, please answer theHave a plan on what to do if your child needs to go home. Have a backup person who can pick up your child if you are not available, and make sure that your backup person is on the emergency contact form.
- Know that a School Nurse cannot diagnose. They can make a suggestion of what might be going on, but ONLY A PHYSICIAN (or PA, FNP) CAN PROVIDE A DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT. The School Nurse is not a primary care provider. Sometimes a School Nurses may notice things that a teacher or parent has not, and often the Nurse knows what illnesses are going around the school or community.
- Follow the 24-hour fever-free rule to return to school. Our nurses understand that parents have to work. Giving a child Tylenol (Acetaminophen) or Advil (Ibuprofen) to lower a fever does not qualify as being 24-hours fever-free. A student must be fever-free for 24-hours with no medication. This is for the safety of all students, and to stop the spread of disease.
- For Pre K and Kindergarten students, please send a clean pair of pants and underwear in their backpack and/or keep an extra set of clothing in the classroom
- Share medical information with the Nurse.
- The nurse wants to know if your child has a chronic health condition,any medications your child takes(including the dosage), any allergies your child has (including treatment recommendations from the physician for an allergic reaction), any mental health diagnoses, etc.
Items always needed in the nurse's clinic:
- Large sized gloves
- Small cups
- Socks (especially larger sizes)
- Uniforms (new or used in good condition)
- Clorox wipes