Dear Mitchell Elementary School Families,
I look forward to my role as school nurse in HoustonlSD. Please come to visit me in the
Mitchell Health Office. I would very much like to meet you and introduce myself to you and
your children. The information provided is general information pertaining to the daily
operation of the nurse's office.
Office hours: 7:30 am until 2:50 pm Tuesday - Friday.
The office is located inside the main office.
ALL IMMUNIZATIONS MUST BE CURRENT. If your child's immunizations are incomplete, you will
be sent a letter by the nurse to inform you. In order for your child to stay in school the
immunizations required must be obtained and proof provided to the nurse within the
KEEP A CURENT PHONE NUMBER ON FILE AND THE NAME OF A DESIGNATED PERSON TO PICK
UP YOUR CHILD IF CONTACTED TO DO SO.
KEEP A CHANGE OF CLOTHES IN YOUR CHILD'S BACKPACK EVERDAY, including underclothes and
socks. (Accidents happen)
YOUR CHILD WILL BE SENT HOME IF HE/SHE HAS:
* A temperature of 100 degrees or higher.
* A rash/skin eruption, with or without drainage of unknown origin that has not been
diagnosed by a doctor as being non-contagious. Requires a medical release for the student to
return to school.
* Active vomiting or diarrhea.
* Suspected contagious illness. Requires a medical release for the student to return to school.
* Serious injury or appears obviously ill.
* MAKE SURE THAT A WORKING PHONE NUMBER IS PROVIDED
Please be aware that I encourage students to stay in class when possible.
I do not routinely notify parents of minor illness or injury.
If notified to pick your child up due to illness or a contagious event, your child will be required
to come to the clinic, the morning they return to school to be assessed for treatment or
absence of signs and symptoms before returning to class.
When your child is seen by a doctor please make sure that you bring a doctor’s note for your
child to return to school.
· LICE: Head lice are one of the social nuisances that schools and parents of school age
children may find themselves having to deal with. Lice do not transmit disease.
* Student will be excluded from school if they have an active case of lice. Students DO NOT
need to miss school. Students should receive prompt treatment and return to school the
following day. Information about treatment (box top of treatment used) must be provided to
the nurse when returning to school. Information on lice treatment is available from the school
nurse and will be provided if you are contacted.
YOUR CHILD MUST STAY HOME FROM SCHOOL WHEN HE/SHE IS EXPERIENCING:
* A diagnosis of a communicable disease.
* A temperature above 100 degrees must be fever-free for 24hrs (without the benefit of
medication). If you must give medicine for fever before school, they need to remain at home.
* Active vomiting/diarrhea within the last 24hrs.
* Acute pain that requires relief by narcotic medications.
* An upper respiratory illness with persistent coughing and/or unmanageable nasal discharge.
PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL NURSE WHEN:
* Contagious conditions such as chicken pox, flu, strep throat, whooping cough, pneumonia,
conjunctivitis or head lice, your child is absent for > 3 days due to physical illness, injury or
mental health condition.
* Pre-existing medical conditions.
* There is a new medical diagnosis or change in your child’s physical or emotional health status,
including a new allergy.
* A newly prescribed medication or a change in dose of a current medication.
* A serious injury, illness or condition requiring emergency treatment, hospitalization or
* A head injury or concussion.
* An injury requiring sutures, casting, splints, crutches or wheelchair.
* There's a transitional change in your family or traumatic event that may affect your child.
* Health Services requests that medication be administered by a parent/guardian before and
after school hours if possible. Medication that is to be given twice a day should be given before
school and at bedtime. Medication that is to be given three times a day is generally given at
home before school, after school and at bedtime.
* ALL medications including over the counter medications require documentation of an order
by a licensed prescriber and consent by parent or guardian. Administration of Medication
during School Hours form must be completed by a PHYSICIAN. (Forms are found in the school
clinic and on the HoustonISD web site.)
* New medication orders are required at the start of each new school year.
* Medications must be delivered and picked up by the parent/guardian or designated adult to
the school nurse/designated staff in a pharmacy or manufacturers labeled medication
* Medications are accepted in original labeled containers only. No pill boxes, envelopes, plastic
* Students are not permitted to bring medications (including over the counter medications) to
school except for those medications that have been approved to carry or self-administer.
* All medication orders expire at the end of each school year and medications must be picked
up by a parent/guardian by the time of dismissal at the close of the school year. This includes
students attending summer school.
* ALL MEDICATIONS THAT ARE NOT PICKED UP BY DISMISSAL AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL
YEAR WILL BE DESTROYED.
One of our primary concerns at our school is promoting and maintaining a healthy environment
for all our children. You can support us by following these basic guidelines. Please contact me if
you have any questions or need more information.
HEALTHY BODIES SUPPORT POWERFUL MINDS!
Sherry Prince BSN, RN
Mitchell Elementary School Nurse
ESQUINA DE LA ENFERMERA
Estimadas familias de la Escuela Primaria Mitchell,
Yo como mi papel de enfermera de la escuela en HoustonlSD. Espero, venga a
visitarme a la Oficina de la Salud en Mitchell. Me gustaría mucho conocerlos y presentarme a ustedes y
sus niños. La información proporcionada es información general referente al funcionamiento diario
de la oficina de la enfermera.
Horario de oficina: 7:45 am - 3:00pm Martes - Viernes.
La oficina se encuentra dentro de la oficina principal.
Todas las vacunas deben estar al día. Si las vacunas de su hijo están incompletas, se le enviara
una carta por la enfermera para informarle. Para que su hijo pueda permaner en la escuela las
vacunas requeridas deben ser obtenidas y entregarle las pruebas a la enfermera dentro de la
MANTENER UN NÚMERO DE TELÉFONO al corriente en el archivo y el nombre de una persona designada
Para recoger a su hijo si es necesario hacerlo.
MANTENER UN CAMBIO DE ROPA EN LA MOCHILA DE SU HIJO TODOS LOS DIAS, incluyendo ropa interior
calcetines. (Los accidentes ocurren)
Su hijo será enviado a casa si esta con :
· Una temperatura de 100 grados o más.
· Una erupción /erupcion en la piel, con o sin drenaje de origen desconocido que no ha sido diagnosticada
por un médico como no contagiosa. Se requiere una autorización médica para que el estudiante regrese a la escuela.
· vómitos Activo o diarrea.
· Sospecha de enfermedad contagiosa. Se requiere un permiso médico para el estudiante regrese a la
escuela. lesiones graves o aparece obviamente enfermo.
· Asegurarse de que un NÚMERO DE TELÉFONO QUE TRABAJE SEA ENTREGADO
Tenga en cuenta que animo a los estudiantes a permanecer en la clase cuando sea posible.
No aviso a los padres de manera rutinaria heridas o enfermedades leves.