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! 😊
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
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:
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!
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:
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.
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.
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
If your student has been diagnosed with a Communicable Illness (COVID, flu, strep throat, etc.), please fill out the form below:
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.
District Health FAQs
Favorite School Drinks (Not Sonic)
- Diet Coke
Favorite Sonic Drink
Cherry Vanilla Coke Zero
Best Gift Card for $5
Best Gift Card for More Than $5
Bonus School Supplies
- Papermate pens
- Travel, singing
Birthday (Month and Day)
- February 17