I wanted to give a brief overview of things you will need to know throughout the year regarding how the nurse's office is run.
Any student with a fever of 100 degrees or greater will be sent home from school. Students must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of acetaminophen or ibuprofen before they are to return to school. If your student is sent home from school with a fever they are not to return to school the next day.
Students that are vomiting or have diarrhea will be sent home from school immediately. Before sending them back to school ensure that they are able to eat a "regular" meal without any problems. They may not return until any diarrhea has subsided per TX Health Dept. rules.
To help protect students and staff please inform me if your student has been diagnosed with a contagious illness i.e. strep throat, chicken pox, pink eye. You may have your doctor fax me a note stating when they may return to school. Fax: 512-533-6301.
Help be a role model by reminding your kids to wash their hands after they cough or sneeze, before they eat, and anytime they are around someone who is sick. Handwashing is the best way to stop the spread of illnesses.
Feel free to contact me at any time if you have a question or concern about symptoms you are seeing with your child. I will be able to let you know what we are seeing at school and I can point you in the right direction if I don't know the answer.