I have been a nurse for 3 years, specializing in pediatrics. I graduated with my Associate's in 2016 from El Centro College. Graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with my Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. I enjoy baking and my favorite time of the year is Christmas!!! I also have a mini Australian Shepherd named Belle after Princess Belle from Beauty and the Beast.
When do I keep my child at home?
Please keep your child home if they have any of the following symptoms:
- A temperature of 100 degrees or more in the previous 24 hours (please keep your child home until they have been fever-free without medication for 24 hours to avoid spread of infection).
- Diarrhea or vomiting in the previous 24 hours (please keep your child home until symptom/medication-free for 24 hours).
- If your child wakes up with one or both eyes that are red or pink, oozing green or yellow fluid or has matter stuck to the eyelids, please keep your child home and call your doctor. Your child may have pink eye (conjunctivitis) which is EXTREMELY contagious until they have had one dose of prescription eye drops.
- If your child has a frequent or moist cough that is difficult to control with over-the-counter medications, or your child is coughing up green or yellow sputum, please keep your child home and check with your doctor. Yellow or green sputum or nasal drainage of this color is a sign of infection, which could be contagious and may need a doctor's evaluation.
- If your child has any chronic health conditions, injuries, or allergies (food, medicine, insects), please click on the Health Form to download.
Medication Information from Your School Nurse
- Only medications that cannot be scheduled for other than school hours may be given. (Three times daily meds can be given at home.)
- All prescription medicine must be in the original container and have the pharmacist’s label bearing the child’s name and directions.
- All non-prescription medicine must be brought in the original container. (No baggies, envelopes, Tupperware, etc. ) Please do not put medicine in your child’s lunch.
- All medicines are to be brought to the nurse’s office. No medication should be sent to the teacher.
- No medication is provided by the school.
- Authorized district employees may administer medication in the absence of the school nurse.
- Students are not allowed to administer their own medications – must go to the Nurse.
- All medication must be accompanied with a note or pink medication request (provided in the clinic) or download the Medication Request Form.
- It is your child’s responsibility to come to the clinic for medication. However, I will make every effort to remind students to come to the clinic.