As a part of the Sharyland ISD school district team, the nurse's office, often referred to as the "clinic", is here to assist your child when he/she is ill or injured. Other important aspects of our clinic are administering medications and to verify that all students in the district are current on their immunizations. In addition, we screen certain grades for vision, hearing, and scoliosis problems.
A student must obtain a PASS from his/her teacher to visit the nurse during the day. He/she must always check with his/her teacher before going to the nurse, even between classes.
The State of Texas mandates that all students be current on their immunizations. Verifying that student immunizations are current is one way to protect the health of your child. ALL IMMUNIZATIONS SHOULD BE CURRENT BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL. Any time your child gets an immunization, bring the shot record to school so we may update your child's health record. If an immunization is due during the school year, we will send you a notice. For the safety of all students, your child may not return to school if he/she is delinquent on his/her immunizations.
To protect other children from getting sick, we will send your child home for the following reasons:
* Fever of 100.0 F or Greater
* Continued vomiting/ diarrhea
* Suspected contagious conditions or certain rashes
* Head Lice
Your child may also be sent home due to:
* Delinquent immunizations
* Taking medication that, in the nurse's opinion, would not make it safe for the student to remain in school.
Physical Education Excuses:
A Physical Education excuses from a parent or nurse is valid for only 3 days ( 2 days for High School). If more days are needed, a doctor's excuse needs to be brought to the nurse or coach.
In case of serious illness or accident, the nurse's office will try to contact you (or the person you designate) by phone so you can pick up your child. If the emergency is life-threatening, an ambulance will be called (the district does not pay for ambulance service). It is very important that we have a "Student Emergency Record" with current phone numbers in the campus nurse's office so we can reach you in an emergency! Please include cell phone numbers.
The student who wishes to go home due to a medical reason must call from the nurse's office/clinic (not from the teacher's classroom or any other phone). Every effort will be made to contact the parent when a student wishes to go home due to a medical reason. However, if the nurse is not able to contact the parent and the problem is not one of a serious nature, the student may rest in the clinic or return to the classroom. If the student's medical problem is more serious, such as fever of 100.0 F, the nurse may call the other two people listed on the student's emergency card.
During the school year, certain students will be screened for health problems with height, weight, vision, hearing, spine, diabetes, and teeth. A referral form will be sent home if any problems are found. Take this notice to your health care provider, and return it back to the nurse's office so that they may continue to help with your child's health.
If your child needs special medical treatment, crutches, or has had recent surgery, notify the clinic so that the nurse may provide you with additional information. The student may need a special pass for that day.
Distribution of Medications:
Medications that your child needs during the school year can usually be given at home. Most medications are prescribed one, two or three times a day. These can be given before school, after school, and/or at bedtime. Sometimes medications must be given during the school day and we will gladly administer the medication. Here are a few medication guidelines to follow:
* Students may not have ANY medications with the during the school hours unless they have written permission from our health staff or other designated personnel. Students who are allowed to carry inhalers are advised not to let other students to use them.
* To give medications at school, the nurse must have a written not signed and dated by the student's parent or legal guardian. You may send a handwritten note from home or use the form available at the Nurse's Office/Clinic.
* Prescription medications must be in the original container with the pharmacy label. We are not allowed to give medications with one student's name to any other student, even a brother or sister.
* Nonprescription (over-the-counter) medications must be brought to school in the original containers (or blister pack) labeled with the student's name.
The following will not be given at school:
* No sample medications, (unless your health care provider sends written instructions).
* No herbal products or dietary supplements
* No medications from another country (including Mexico).
We encourage you to contact the nurse if your child is taking medication with side effects that would affect him/her in the classroom.
Policies FAC.(LEGAL), FAC(LOCAL)
REGULACIONES PARA DAR MEDICINAS EN LA ESCUELA
Medicinas necesitadas por su nino/a durante el ano escolar usualmente se pueden dar en la casa. La mayoria de Medicinas se recetan una, dos, o tres veces por dia, y es mas facil darselas antes de escuela, despues de escuela,y/o en la noche. De vez en cuando, tiene que dar una medicina durante el dia escolar y con gusto lo assistaremos.
Estas son algunas reglas que aconsejamos seguir.
Estudiantes no pueden tener NINGUNA medicina con ellos durante horas de escuela no mas si tienen una nota de nuestro personal de salud. estudiante.Todas las a la escuela deben estar en envases originales, identificados con el nombre delmedicinas estaran aseguradas en la Clinica de la escuela y se daran por el personal de salud o personal designado. Para dar medicinas en la escuela, debemos tener un permiso firmado y con fecha por los padres o guardian legal del estudiante. Puede mandar una nota de su casa, o puede pedir una forma de la Clinica de la escuela. Medicinas recetadas deben estar en su envase original con etiqueta de la farmacia. No se permite dar medicinas con etiqueta de un estudiante a otro, aunque un hermano o hermana. Medicinas sin receta que mandan
Lo siguente no se daran en la escuela:
*No muestras, solo si estan acompanadas con instucciones escritas del proveedor de salud
*No productos herbarios o suplementos de dieta
*No medicinas de otro pais (incluyendo Mexico)
Nosotros aconsejamos que hable a la enfermera si su hijo/a esta bajo algun medicamento que pueda causar algun effecto secundario que le affecte en la clase.
NURSE'S OFFICE/CLINIC TELEPHONE NUMBERS
Mrs. Elizabeth Parker, LVN NURSE
(956)580-5252 EXT: 2430