• School Nurse - Beth Ferguson BSN,RN


    Benbrook Elementary


    Clinic Hours:

    7:40am - 3:10pm

    Phone: 817-815-6420, Fax: 817-815-6450

    Email: beth.ferguson@fwisd.org




    Important Reminders!!

    Keep your emergency contact information current and updated

    Report illnesses and injuries to the school nurse, such as: Covid-19, Flu, Strep Throat, Chickenpox, Fractures, etc. Also report any cases of Head Lice.

    ALL medications to be administered at school must have a Doctor's written order. New orders must be obtained before the start of each school year. This includes all over the counter medications such as Tylenol (acetaminophen), Advil (ibruprofen), cough drops, allergy eye drops, medicated lip balm and topical ointments. Click on the link below for printable doctor order forms.

    FWISD Health Services Forms 




      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.

    • The child has a temperature at or above 100 F. They should remain at home until fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication.
    • The child is coughing frequently or having difficulty breathing.
    • The child has vomited two or more times. They should remain at home for 24 hours after last symptom without the use of medication.
    • The child has diarrhea. They should stay home for 24 hours after last symptom without the use of medication.
    • The child has a rash with fever. They should stay home until fever or rash is gone for 24 hours or until a doctor has seen the child and has given written permission for them to return to school.
    • Sore throat, loss of appetite, persistent irritability, and/or unusual tiredness are also signs of a possible communicable illness.




     Back to School Information

    Keep all contact information up to date in Power School and with the front office. 

    When the School Nurse calls you, please answer. Have a plan on how your student can be picked up if they become ill or injured during school hours.

    It is the responsibility of every parent to provide a copy of their student's Immunization Record or the Original Exemption Affadavit. Please bring them to the front office/Nurse's office, or email to the nurse.

    For Pre K - 2nd grade, please send a clean pair of pants, shirt, underwear and socks to keep in their backpack or in their cubby/locker at school.

    Please share any pertinent health information with the Nurse, such as, chronic health conditions, medications, food allergies, etc.

    If your child has food allergies, or other allergies that require an Epi-pen, or medication to be given at school. Please contact the Nurse to ensure the appropriate paperwork is completed by the Doctor.



    Items always Needed in the Health Office:


    Germ X

    Sanitizing Wipes


    Feel free to donate!