Welcome to the Kelso Clinic!
Hello! My name is Iyonna A. Winters, RN, BSN. This is my 2nd year here at Kelso Elementary and I am so excited for what the year has in store! I look forward to providing the best care for your student(s). In order to keep our children and staff members healthy, the following procedures and guidelines must be adhered to by everyone.
• The school clinic is available to assist with the medical/health needs of each student that occur DURING the school day.
• Please make sure that all illnesses/injuries that occur outside of school are taken care of at home.
• Students will not be allowed to go directly to the clinic upon arrival at school unless it’s an emergency!
DISMISSAL FROM THE CLINIC
Students who become ill at school will be permitted to visit the clinic. In most cases, your child will be allowed to rest for a while and then return to class. If your child must leave school due to an illness, you are responsible for transportation. If you are not available, the person you designated on your child’s emergency contact information will be notified to pick them up. Please be sure there is an alternate listed on your child’s emergency information. You will be notified to pick up your child from school if he/she exhibits the following symptoms:
• A fever of 100 degrees or higher
• A suspected contagious disease
**** If it is determined by the Nurse that your Scholar is too ill to remain in school, your child needs to be picked up within 15 minutes due to limited space in the clinic!
To prevent exposing other students to disease, your child should not come to school if he/she has the following symptoms:
• Covid positive- please report case to the school Nurse once diagnosed.
• Vomiting or diarrhea the evening/morning before school
• An undetermined rash
• A fever of 100 degrees or above within the past 24 hours. Students must be fever free for 24 hours after the last dose of fever-reducing medication has worn off (not from the time it’s given-usually 6 hours after it is administered).
• If a student is prescribed an antibiotic, he/she must be on it for 24 hours before returning to school
What if your child is sick?
Children must be free of fever (less than 100.0 degrees) for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications (such as Tylenol or Advil / Motrin) before returning to school. Children must be free of diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school and need to be eating and drinking without any problem. If a child vomits two or more times within 24 hours, they will need to stay home for at least 24 hours to ensure they are not contagious.
Please call the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as pink eye, strep throat, chicken pox, impetigo, ringworm, flu or has vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Children are not permitted to carry medication, including cough drops. ALL MEDICATION must be administered from the clinic. All medication given at school, requires a completed medication administration.
· ALL prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container with the child’s name, medication date and dosing instructions, and be unopened.
Texas Department of Health requires all school age children to be up to date on immunizations. Children are excluded from school until the required immunizations are obtained and a copy is given to the school nurse. Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
~ Nurse Winters
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