As 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 medication (see next
page) and verifying that all students in the district are current on
their immunizations. In addition, we screen certain grades for vision,
hearing, and scoliosis problems. Listed below is some helpful
information on topics such as nurse/clinic visits, Physical Education
excuses, emergencies, going home and contagious conditions. We are
looking forward to a great year.
NURSE / CLINIC VISITS: A student
must obtain a PASS from his teacher to visit the nurse during the day.
He/She must always check in with his teacher, before going to the nurse,
even between classes.
IMMUNIZATIONS: The State of Texas mandates that
all students be current on their immunizations. Verifying that student
immunizations are current is one way we 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 can 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 is delinquent on
CONTAGIOUS CONDITIONS: To protect other children from getting sick, we will send your child home for the following reasons:
- Fever of 101 F or greater
- Continued vomiting/diarrhea
- Suspected contagious condition 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.
P.E. EXCUSES: A Physical Education
excuse from a parent or nurse is valid for only 3 days. (2 days for High
School) If more days are needed, a doctor excuse needs to be brought to
the nurse or coach.
EMERGENCIES: In case of serious
illness or accident, we 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 this). 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.
GOING HOME: 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 we are not able to contact the
parent and the problem is not one of a serious nature, the student can
rest in the clinic or return to the classroom. If the student’s medical
problem is more serious, such as fever of 101, the nurse may call the
other two people listed on the student’s emergency card. If the student
is driving home, the parent must be contacted. If the student is not
healthy enough to drive, the parent will be encouraged to make other
arrangements to pick up the student.
SCREENINGS: During the school year,
certain students will be checked for health problems with height,
weight, vision, hearing, spine, diabetes, and teeth. A referral notice
will be sent home if any problems are found. Take this notice to your
health care provider, and then bring it back to us so we can continue to help with your child’s health.
REGULATIONS FOR GIVING MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL
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 medication must be given during the school
day and we will gladly administer the medication.
Here are a few medication guidelines to follow:
1. Students may not have ANY medications with them during school hours unless they have written permission
from our health staff. All medications will be kept locked up in the
Nurse’s Office / Clinic and given out only by our health staff or other
designated personnel. Students who are allowed to carry inhalers are
advised not to let other students use them.
2. To give medications at school, we must have a written
note 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
3. 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.
4. Nonprescription (over-the-counter) medications must
be brought to school in the original containers (or blister packs)
labeled with student’s name.
5. The following will not be given at school:
- No sample medications, (unless you health care provider sends written instructions)
- No herbal products or dietary supplements
- No medications from another country (including Mexico)
6. We encourage you to contact the nurse if your child
is taking medication with side effects that would affect him in the
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