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Please click on any topic below or the menu on the right to find information on school health topics.

Welcome Back: Important news for the 2014-2015 school year from the PISD Coordinator for School Health.

News from the Collin County Department of Health Services

General Information About School Health

Contact Information

FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions). You will be redirected to the FAQ page

 

 

News from the Collin County Department of Health Services

Health Alert:  Cases of Pertussis, also known as Whooping Cough, are expected to increase.  Collin County Health Care Services has offered the following information for the community:

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Health Alert:  West Nile Virus - caused by infected mosquitos - will increase during the summer months.  Collin County Health Care Services has offered the following information for the community:

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Health Alert: Flu (influenza)

Influenza Health Advisory from Collin County Health Care Services (12/09/2014)PDF file

Child washing handsParents and students can help reduce the impact of  the cold and flu season by following these simple tips:

  • Get a flu shot!
  • Keep your children at home for fever of 100°  or more for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or more. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand rub/gel.
  • Cough and/or sneeze into a tissue or your upper sleeve, not into your hand.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

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General Information About School Health

Parent Letter from the Coordinator for District Health. Click Here:  English / Spanish

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School Nurse Role and Responsibilities

Our students are our most valuable resource. In recognition of that, Plano ISD provides a registered nurse at each campus.  The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for student health and a healthy school environment.

School nursing is a professional registered nursing specialty that involves identification, assessment, prevention, and intervention to remedy or modify students' health needs. The nurses' goal is to promote the optimum health of students and the students' abilities to achieve their individual educational goals.

Nurses monitor required immunizations, perform mandated health screenings, track communicable diseases, plan for emergencies and provide direct care to students. Please use the links to the right to learn more about the Plano ISD District Health Services.

We would like to assure you that medical information about your child is treated as confidential by the nurses and all school staff.  We do not share information about your child with outside parties nor can we discuss health concerns of any other student with you.

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Student Emergency Information Forms

Parents/guardians are required to complete and sign an Emergency Form each year. This provides us with parent and alternate contact information and basic medical information in the event of a medical emergency at school or a school-related activity. Parents/guardians are urged to include information about pre-existing medical conditions, allergies, and medications, etc. on this form. The Emergency Form is updated annually before the school year begins and anytime there is a change to your contact information through the  Parent Portal.

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Emergency Medications

All campuses have an emergency supply of epinephrine and diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl) that school nurses may administer in the event of an unexpected, undiagnosed anaphylactic (severe allergic) reaction.  Parents of children with known anaphylaxis are expected to provide an individual supply of emergency medication and emergency action plan to the campus nurse.

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) / Emergency Response

Each school has at least one (1) automated external defibrillator (AED), and a five (5) to nine (9) member emergency response team. The team has a drill at least once a semester. Each AED is equipped with both adult and pediatric electrode pads.

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Contact Information

PISD District Health Office
Benefits and Risk Management Department
District Health Office
2201 W. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Tx 75023

(469) 752-5991
Fax (469) 752-5996

Campus Nurses

Campus Nurses 2014-2015 listed alphabetically by campus.


All phone numbers begin 469-75(followed by the 5 digit extension).

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For more information please refer to the Student / Parent Policy Guide Book or consult with your school nurse.

Student / Parent Policy Guide Book English / SpanishPDF file