A note from the Nurse...
By Jeanette Holding R.N.
Welcome to the Nurse’s Office!
Healthy Children are Prepared to Learn
The goal of the school health clinic
is to promote and maintain maximum individual pupil health status. I
am available to assist students with illness and injury related
problems. In addition to these primary services, I conduct health
screenings, assist students and families with referrals for medical
services, follow-up, and act as a health education resource person for
students and staff.
For the protection of all students, there are some strict rules regarding medication to be given at school.
1. The Henrietta schools do not have a stock supply of Tylenol. A parent/guardian must provide the medication their child is to receive at school.
2. Over-The-Counter Medications may
be given only after a Non-Prescription Medication Authorization Form is
completed and signed by the parent/guardian. Over-the -counter
medication must be received in the original container. Appropriate dosage for age as stated on the label will be dispensed.
3. Prescription Medications may
be given only if a Medication/Treatment Request Form is completed and
signed by the physician and parent/guardian. Prescription medications must
be brought to school in a pharmacy- labeled bottle that contains the
child’s name, name of medication, physician’s name and instructions for
use. You may ask your pharmacist for a second, properly labeled bottle
to keep at school. This is especially important with liquid medications
that have to be refrigerated like antibiotics.
4. We recommend that all medication be brought to school by a parent/guardian. For the protection of all students, no medication will be sent home with a student.
Medications brought to school and not meeting necessary requirements
will not be dispensed and will be locked in the office until a
parent/guardian verifies the medication, signs the proper form or takes
ILLNESS AT SCHOOL
Children with fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher),
or any condition that presents with fever, should be excluded from
school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever
The nurse has the responsibility if
she suspects a contagious health condition to request that the child be
picked up by the parent or guardian and examined by a physician for
diagnosis and treatment. In the event of a contagious illness, please
notify the school upon confirmation of diagnosis.
TEXAS STATE LAW states that children
must have immunization (shot) information on file at school. It is the
responsibility of the parent/guardian to furnish the school with the
official immunization record which includes the month, day, and year of
each immunization. If the student’s immunizations are not complete or
up to date, the student may be excluded from attendance until the needed
immunization is received.
Healthy Children Are Prepared To Learn
Physically and emotionally healthy students are better able to take advantage of their learning opportunities.