• Nurse

Michele Hoelzle
  • From Haggard Clinic

    All medications, including over-the-counter, must be stored in the school clinic. Students are not allowed to carry medication on their person.

    The only medications students are allowed to carry are emergency medication; insulin, asthma inhalers, epi-pens. Written permission from parents and the physician is required for students to carry and self-administer emergency medications.

    Any prescription or over the counter medication must be accompanied by a completed medication request form and turned in to the school nurse. For student safety, all medication should be brought to the clinic by a parent/guardian; however, controlled substances, such as medication for ADD/ADHD and some prescription pain medications must be brought to the clinic and signed in by the parent/guardian. Written permission from parents and physician is required for students to carry and self-administer medications. Only insulin, asthma reliever inhalers or emergency epinephrine, will be allowed.

    Exclusion from School

    To protect all children from communicable illnesses, students infected with certain diseases are not allowed to come to school while they are contagious. Students should be symptom-free for 24 hours before returning to school.

    The guidelines below have been developed for the exclusion of students who have communicable or contagious diseases. These regulations are in conformance with the requirements of the local health authority, Plano ISD administrative guidelines and the board of trustees’ appointed medical officer.

    1. A student with any of the following symptoms must be excluded from school until such time as the student is free of symptoms, has been satisfactorily treated or submits a signed physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious.
      • Temperature of 100.4 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.
      • Undetermined rash over any part of the body accompanied by fever.
      • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Student must be symptom free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.
      • Red, draining eyes.
      • Open, draining lesions.
      • Lice or nits on shaft of hair, until treatment is verified.
    2. It shall be the responsibility of the principal to exclude a student because of health problems, in collaboration with the school nurse.
    3. The principal or his/her designee will notify the student’s parent or guardian that the student is to be excluded for health reasons.
    4. It is the responsibility of the parent or guardian to transport the student from school to his/her home.
    5. For readmission, some diseases may require a statement from the student’s physician affirming that the student is not contagious.