WELCOME TO THE LOVETT ELEMENTARY CLINIC
Suiki Schaffer Boardman, R.N., M.S.Cell Phone 713-254-6943Lovett Families and Students,As we embark on this "new norm" of social distancing and virtual interaction, please know that I am available to assist you as needed.This site will be updated frequently to keep you informed of the latest updates and information, along with resources available to assist you.If you need assistance with any of the following, please contact me, via email or text:
If you are in immediate need of food, and / or housing,contact the Houston United Way at 211.Houston/ Harris County Parks Department- Community Service Centers will have Curbside Meals (snacks and lunch) for all youth (ages 1 to 18), Monday-Friday between 1p and 3p, on a first come first serve basis. Child must be present. See the link below for locationsCOVID-19 CORONAVIRUS UPDATESHISD continues to monitor the impact of the Coronavirus for the HISD Community. Information and health updates from HISD can be found on their website: www.hisd.org/healthalertsYou can also obtain the latest, accurate information from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.htmlTesting locations for Covid-19 testing throughout Houston and Harris County are listed below. Sites are subject to change and updates:https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/health-science/coronavirus/2020/03/19/364575/where-you-can-get-tested-for-covid-19-in-the-houston-area/While monitoring efforts continue, we advise everyone to follow basic measures to stay healthy:
- picking up any medications left in the school nurse's clinic
- obtaining a copy of your child's latest immunization record
- obtaining a copy of your child's eye glass prescription if you participated in the UH Eye Clinic field trip
- psycho-social intervention - emotional support for your student
WHEN TO KEEP YOUR CHILD AT HOME
- practice/adhere to all city, county, and state guidelines; including social distancing and self-isolation
- wash your hands often with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds
- if soap and water is not available, use a hand sanitizer
- avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
- avoid contact with people who are sick
- cover your cough and sneeze with a tissue or elbow, then throw away the tissue and wash our hands
- clean and disinfect frequently used objects and surfaces
- boost your immune system: get plenty or rest, eat healthy, and get some exercise
Students are advised to stay at home if suffering from active illness in order to protect other students and staff from possible virus/disease transmission. Students should remain at home until their illness is resolved. Parents are encouraged to report all confirmed/suspected contagious diseases to the school nurse.SCREENINGSTexas Law mandates that certain screenings are done on students in public schools. At Lovett, all new students, PK, K, and students in 1st, 3rd, and 5th grade are screened for Vision, Hearing, and Acanthosis Nigricans (AN). AN is a skin marker that is associated with insulin problems and is considered a risk for Type 2 diabetes and other chronic illnesses. These screenings are generally done during the fall semester. 5th grade girls will be screened for scoliosis. If any problems are identified, a referral letter is sent home to the parents for follow-up.EXTRA CLOTHING AT SCHOOLPlease consider placing a change of weather-appropriate clothes for your child in his/her backpack. I have a LIMITED supply of clothing items that have been kindly donated by parents to offer to students who need a change of clothes during the school day. If your child brings these donated clothes home, please launder them and return them to the clinic. Thank you for your assistance.STUDENT FLU SHOTSWhile flu shots are not being offered at school this year, it is recommended that every study receive a flu shot. Please contact your private healthcare provider, local CVS, Randalls, Walgreen's, etc. to receive your 2019-2020 flu shot.Please notify the school nurse when you receive your updated flu shot.
- Temperature of 100 degrees F or greater within the past 24 hours. Students should be fever free for 24 hours without medication before returning to school.
- Vomiting or diarrhea within the past 24 hours. Should be symptom free for 24 hours before returning.
- Strep infections of any kind, untreated ringworm, conjunctivitis, or impetigo. These are contagious infections and should be treated with medications for a least 24 hours before return to school.
- Rash of unknown origin - this may indicate many different things and should be checked by your pediatrician
- Untreated lice infestation - once treated, children are permitted back in class as long as no live lice are noted.
Please feel free to contact the Lovett Nurse, Suiki Boardman, if you have any questions.