School Nurse Guidelines & Procedures
Please bring any medications your child needs during school hours directly to the nurse’s office. If you bring meds to the clinic, you can complete and sign a medication form and discuss your child’s needs with the nurse.
- No medications may be kept in backpacks without prior approval and documentation.
- Prescription medications must be in their original, labeled containers in order for the nurse to administer them to your child.
- No over the counter medications can be administered without doctor’s orders.
- Please check ALL medication expiration dates before sending them to the clinic. I will let you know when your child’s medication is going to expire.
The state of Texas is tracking flu outbreaks all year, please give us the reason your child is absent.
Please do not send your child to school with fever. Children can return to school after being fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
All students at Clarkston have their vision and hearing screened. If your child has been prescribed glasses, please be sure your child has them with him/her at school. They will need their glasses when vision screening begins.
To prevent the spread of lice, please talk to your children on the importance of NOT sharing combs/brushes, clothing, or hats with anyone else.
Good hand washing is the #1 way to prevent the spread of infections. Encourage your child to wash their hands after using the restroom, and always before they eat. Teach your children to use the inside of their arms or inside of their shirts to cover coughs and sneezes.
For our younger Clarkston Cougars, please make sure they are able to remove their belts quickly when they have to use the restroom. They tend to wait until the last minute, and then accidents happen. You may send extra clothing for your child in a labeled bag that can be kept in the clinic until they need them. This prevents me from having to call you at work to bring clothes for your child to change into.
If you need a copy of your child’s immunizations, I will be more than happy to give you a copy if you call and let me know. This helps the doctor to see if any immunizations need to be given. You may send any updated immunizations to the nurse, and they will be entered on our computer.
If you need any assistance, and are not sure where to go - call 211. (211 is a program of the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, it is committed to helping Texas citizens connect with the services they need.)
Please be sure the nurse has all updated phone numbers.
There are so many illnesses that can be passed from child to child when they share food, not to mention students who have food allergies. Students are not allowed to share food in the cafeteria. Continue reading for more information about the policy and some food born illnesses.