Nurse and Medical Information

SchoolCenter Picture  Student Medical Information for Parents 
  Marty Campbell , R.N., B.S.N.   

SchoolCenter PictureCommunication between parents, students and the nurse is essential in providing a positive school health experience.  Please let me know if your child has a special health requirement so we may discuss specific approaches in meeting those needs.

The GPISD policy states ALL MEDICATION MUST BE KEPT AND GIVEN IN THE NURSE'S OFFICE.  Please understand that by following the medication procedure, you will be preventing medication errors due to possible confusion or miscommunication.  Medications MUST be kept in an original container or a labeled prescription bottle accompanied by a completed PERMISSION TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION form.  Medication received in any other form (plastic baggies, etc.) will not be given.  Your pharmacist will dispense a properly labeled school container upon request.  For the safety of all students, medications will not be sent home with children.  Parents must pick up their children's medication from the nurse.  Medications will be discarded at the end of the school year if not picked up.

Fifth grade and new students hearing and vision screening will be held early in the fall semester.  Mandated spinal screening for fifth grade will be held in the Spring.

Immunization records will be updated throughout the school year.  Please check Texas immunization school requirements at http: //www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm

 

Your child may be withdrawn from school if required immunizations and documentation are not received by the school nurse.

If your child has a fever (100 degrees or higher) or vomiting in the evening or morning before school, he/she should NOT come to school that day.  This policy supports the ill child and prevents unnecessary exposure of other students to illnesses.  Please report communicable diseases (Ex: chicken pox, head lice, measles, conjunctivitis, strep throat, Fifth's Disease, etc.) to the nurse's office.

Your knowledge and experience with your child is a valued part of their health care.  Please call me at 361-777-4258 ext. 3010 if you have any questions or concerns.  My goal for each student is to help your child develop a positive self-image and enhanced health awareness.  Your child is very special to me and I am pleased to be their school nurse.


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