A NOTE FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE...
Immunizations must be current - Please provide us with an updated copy when your child receives immunizations. This
is district and state policy.
Medications- 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 completed by the parent for all medications, both prescription as well as over the counter. The medication form request must also be completed by a health care provider for medications kept at school for more than 10 days.
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.
Changes of Clothes- Please allow your child to carry a change of clothes in their backpack. This will prevent parents from
making a trip to school.
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.
Screenings – Vision and hearing, screenings will be done in the fall for students in grades Pre- K, K , 1, 3, and 5 . Acanthosis Nigricans will be done for students in grades 1.3, and 5. Screenings for students in other grades will be completed as requested,
Clothes Closet – 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.
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Please update your contact information as needed.
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) 428-2105.
For more information about the Medical Mission through Seton Hospital