Medical Care at SchoolThe school will contact parents or a designated relative or close friend if a student becomes ill or suffers an injury. We also have a full-time nurse on staff. Be sure to list all emergency telephone numbers on your child’s enrollment card. While a student is at school, only personnel designated by the principal may administer prescribed medication that the student must take during the school day. Written permission from the parent and a physician must be on file at the school in advance.If you need additional information concerning the requirements of this law, you may contact our school nurse, Jade Simpson , at 713.295.5268.A message from Nurse Simpson:At Longfellow Elementary it is always a pleasure to take care of your child(ren) each year. A healthy mind and a healthy body breed academic excellence. I am here to assist you and your child in staying healthy. As a Houston ISD nurse, I do not diagnose, I assess your child’s health and make recommendations based upon each individual.
A Physician’s Request for Administration of Medication during School Hours form must be completed by the PHYSICIAN (not by the parent), signed by the parent; and then returned to the school nurse before medication can be given to your child. The nurse cannot administer over the counter medications, such as Tylenol without a physician’s request. This form can be obtained from the nurse, the
front office, or downloaded off of the HISD web site. All medications must be prescribed by a physician and must be brought to school by an adult in its original labeled container.
Keep Your Child Home:
- When they have a fever of 100 degrees or more. Students must be fever free without the use of fever-reducing medication for at least 24 hours.
- If the student has vomiting or diarrhea, the child must be symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning to school.
- When your child has a skin rash that has not been diagnosed by a doctor as being non–contagious the nurse needs a medical release for the student to return to school.
- If your child has untreated inflamed/pink eyes, a doctor’s note is required to return to school. If inflammation is due to “allergies,” the doctor must document it.
- If your child has a medical condition that will spread from one person to the next (contagious), for example, the flu, strep throat, chickenpox, infectious pink eye, etc.
When your child is seen by the doctor, please make sure that you bring a doctor’s note for your child to return to school.