About Gemma Asteriou, RN

  • Gemma earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from University of Texas Medical Branch. Beginning her nursing career as a staff nurse in cardiovascular post-op unit and later transferred to Community Emergency Center. Gemma is still practicing in the clinical setting at Texas Children's Urgent Care West Campus.

    Gemma Asteriou, RNmedical

    School Nurse


    Phone: 713-434-5630

    Fax: 713-434-5634


Petersen Wellness Team

First Name Last Name Email Title
Gemma Asteriou gemma.asteriou@houstonisd.org School Nurse
Karen Taylor KTAYLOR5@houstonisd.org Secretary
Linda Scott LSCOTT5@houstonisd.org Teacher assistant

Questions and Answers

  • What if my child requires a special diet?

  • What are the required immunizations before my child can start school?

  • What if my child needs to take medication during school hours?

General Announcements

  • Procedural guidelines for COVID-19

    HISD students and employees must immediately notify the school nurse, principal, and immediate supervisor of any exposure, presumed, or confirmed positive COVID-19 case. 

    Symptoms of COVID-19

    • Feeling feverish or temperature greater than 100.0
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Cough
    • Difficulty breathing
    • Shortness of breath
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Chills
    • Sore-throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Shaking or exaggerated shivering
    • Significant muscle pain or ache
    • Diarrhea
    • Nausea or vomiting

    Students/employees must quarantine at home if:

    • Fever 100 or over
    • Have a loss of taste or smell.
    • Are confirmed positive for COVID-19.
    • Display classic symptoms of COVID-19 (see above symptoms).
    • Live with someone who is COVID-19 positive or presumed positive.
    • Have been notified to be a close contact of either a presumed or confirmed COVID-19 positive person.
    • Awaiting COVID-19 results.

    Quarantine/Isolation time frame:

    • 5 days for confirmed cases with or without symptoms
    • 5 days for presumed COVID-19 (individuals with one or more symptoms), but may return to school/work once tested negative for COVID 19 (Rapid or PCR).
    • Exposure to COVID 19 - Wear a mask around others.  If symptomatic, COVID testing is recommended. Vaccinated individuals not having symptoms do not need to quarantine.

    Please contact Nurse Gemma if you have any questions/concerns.


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  • HISD Health and Wellness Centers


    4400 West 18th St. Houston, TX 77092


    Monday: 7:00am - 4:00pm

    Tuesday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

    Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm

    Saturday: 8:00am - 12pm



    4330 Bellfort St., Houston, TX 77051


    Monday: 7:00am - 4:00pm

    Tuesday - Wednesday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

    Thursday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

    Friday: 7:00am - 4:00pm


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