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Health Reminders From Your School Nurse

Illness
You, the parent, know your child best. If your child states they are feeling sick, please consider this seriously. You may need to keep your child home from school and consult a health care professional.
 
When to keep your child at home
Please do not send your child to school if they are sick.  Any child who is determined to be ill while at school will be sent home to prevent the spread of illnesses.
 
Your child needs to stay at home when he/she has any of the following: Your child may return to school when he/she is:
A temperature of 100° Fahrenheit (37.7° Celsius) or higher Fever free for 24 hours without the use of any fever reducer medications such as Tylenol or Motrin
Vomiting (with or without a fever or diarrhea) Free of vomiting for 24 hours without the use of medication
Diarrhea (with or without a fever or vomiting) Free of diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of medication
Rash of unknown origin Free of rash, or a release from a physician that rash is not contagious
Red, runny, itchy eyes or wakes up with eyes “glued” shut Free of redness & drainage or release from physician not contagious
Earache (with or without fever) Free of earache

 

Medication
It is best for all medications to be given at home. If it is necessary for medication to be given at school, all medication must be kept in its original, properly labeled pharmacy container in the nurses’ office with a signed doctor’s order and parent’s signature on our district medication form giving permission to dispense medication. This includes all over-the-counter and prescription medications.

Screenings
Students have school health screenings completed for vision, hearing, Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) and spinal each school year according to the Texas Department of State Health services screening guidelines. If you have questions about the screenings, or for religious reasons you do not wish to have your child screened, please contact the school nurse on your child’s campus. Notification of screening results will be sent if further evaluation by a physician is recommended. For more information visit our Health Screenings Page.

New Injuries
Students with injuries requiring crutches, a cast, stitches, staples etc –will need to bring a physician release to return to school and need to check in with the nurse before going to class, for the safety of the student, to verify we have received all the necessary paperwork from your physician and know any physical activity restrictions.

Extra Clothes
Please send an extra change of clothes with your child in case they have an accident, spill at lunch, or need a change.

 
If you ever have any questions or concerns about your child please feel free to contact your campus nurse:

or contact:

Traci James
Health Services Coordinator
White Settlement ISD
Phone: 817-367-4162

 

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