• Nurse



Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors of Science in Nursing American Heart Association Basic Life Support Instructor Trauma Nurse Core Curriculum Certified

Mrs. Julianne Kirby


Hi! My name is Julianne and I am so excited to be your School Nurse this year! I was born in Georgia and I moved to Texas when I was five and I have been here since. I graduated from Weatherford High School, where I was a part of the choir, theater, and cross-country. Then I attended the University of Texas at Arlington, where I obtained my degree in Nursing. After college, I was an Emergency Room Nurse in Dallas. I am married and I have two cats; Mia and Oliver. I love to travel, swim and sing. Can’t wait to meet everyone! 😊

  • Office Hours

    Clinic Hours

    7:15 am - 3:30 pm

    Closed for lunch

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Students that have a medical need during the nurse's lunch will go to the front office. The nurse is always on standby for medical emergencies.

  • Wellness Wednesday and Health Education

    Wellness Wednesday 

    Every Wednesday Nurse Julianne will be on the morning video announcements to discuss a variety of health topics to keep our school happy and healthy.

    Below is a link to all of our Wellness Wednesday lessons and powerpoints throughout the year:

    Wellness Wednesday Lessons

    Fruit and Veggie of the Week

    Starting in September through the end of the year, Shepard students will be learning about a new fruit or vegetable every week. 

    Students will be introduced to a new fruit or vegetable topic in PE each week with Coach Meger. Nurse Julianne will discuss fun facts about the fruit or vegetable of the week at Wellness Wednesday. Students will be encouraged to bring fruits or vegetables as their snack, or get them with their school lunch!

    Fruit/Vegetable of the Week Calendar

    Class Lessons

    Nurse Julianne will be going to each grade level this year and teach lessons stretching a variety of health topics. 

    You may view lessons by each grade below:


    1st Grade

    2nd Grade

    3rd Grade

    4th Grade

    5th Grade

  • Medications and Action Plans

    There are times when your student may need to have medications on campus. This could be because they have a severe allergy, asthma, or may even need the occasional motrin for little aches and pains. All medications must be brought to school by a parent or guardian that is 18 years of age or older. Students may not self-carry any medications unless specified by a doctor.

    Daily and Non-emergency As-Needed Medications

    Students who require medication during school hours will need to take them in the clinic. A parent/guardian will need to bring no more than 25-30 days worth of medication to the school nurse. A medication authorization form will need to be filled out for each medication. 

    Students may also have as-needed medications in the clinic as well. Common medications parents bring for students are motrin, pepto-kids, bug spray, and anti itch creams. A medication authorization form will need to be filled out for each medication. 

    Medication Authorization Form English/ Medication Authorization Form Spanish - fill out, print and bring to school nurse. If you do not have a printer, you may fill out a form when dropping off the medication at school.

    Emergency Medications

    Students who have medications for medical emergencies, such as anaphylaxis, asthma or seizures may need to have medications available at school. 

    When turning in your child’s emergency medications to the clinic please have a Medication Authorization Form and Action Plan filled out and signed. 

    ***All Action Plans must be signed by a parent or guardian AND your child’s treating physician. 

    Blank Asthma Action Plan

    Blank Allergy Action Plan (epinephrine)

    Blank Adrenal Insufficiency Action Plan

    Blank Seizure Action Plan

  • A Note From Nurse Julianne

    COVID-19 2023-24 PISD Guidelines

    The Collin County Health Department is no longer tracking individual cases of COVID-19. School districts are no longer required to report individual cases to them.

    School nurses will monitor for increasing reports/outbreaks of COVID on campus.  School nurses will report this to District Health Services and Collin County Health Department. 

    Campuses will no longer send out notification letters for individual cases.

    If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID, the recommended exclusion period remains 5 days, with the following re-admission criteria (following CDC criteria):

    • Fever-free for 24 hours, without using fever-reducing medication

    • Other symptoms have improved (some symptoms may not be completely resolved)

    • Individuals should continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days (days 6-10). Avoid being around others when not wearing a mask.

    If your student tests positive for COVID-19, please fill out Shepard Elementary Communicable Illness Reporting 2023-2024

    CDC Guidelines

    Communicable Illnesses

    If your student has been diagnosed with a Communicable Illness (COVID, flu, strep throat, etc.), please fill out the form below:

    Shepard Elementary Communicable Illness Reporting 2023-2024

    Exclusions from School

    The guidelines below have been developed for the exclusion of students who have communicable or contagious diseases. These regulations are following the requirements of the local health authority, Plano ISD Administrative Guidelines, and the Board of Trustees’ appointed medical officer.

    A student with any of the following symptoms will 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 100.0 degrees or more. Students must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.
    • Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Students must be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before re-entry.
    • Pain and/or swelling at the angle of jaw.
    • Undetermined rash over any part of the body.
    • Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp.
    • Red, draining eyes.
    • Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection.
    • Open, draining lesions.
    • Jaundice

  • District Health FAQs

    District Health FAQs

  • Flu Information

    Flu Information

  • Immunization Requirements

    Immunization Requirements

  • Favorites

    Favorite Snacks

    • M&M

    Favorite School Drinks (Not Sonic)

    • Diet Coke

    Favorite Sonic Drink 

    • Cherry Vanilla Coke Zero

    Best Gift Card for $5

    • Starbucks

    Best Gift Card for More Than $5

    • Target

    Bonus School Supplies

    • Papermate pens


    • Travel, singing

    T-Shirt Size

    • Medium

    Favorite Color

    • Orange

    Favorite Scents

    • Lavender/vanilla

    Birthday (Month and Day)

    • February 17