Welcome back to another amazing school year. For our new families, my name is Michelle Westbrook, RN, CPN, and I have the honor of being the school nurse to our Ella Barnes Stars. This will be my 2nd year as the school nurse at Ella Barnes, and my 13th school year with CCISD.
Please read below for important information regarding your scholar!
It is recommended that parents give all doses of medication at home.
Medications prescribed to be given twice or three times a day will not be administered at school, since these doses may be given at home.
The school nurse may administer only those doses that must be given during the school day.
Prescription medication requires an "Authorization of Medications at School Authorization Form" to be signed by the parent and child's physician before the school nurse can accept and administer prescription medication.
The school nurse will never administer the first dose of any prescription medication.
When should I keep my scholar home due to illness?
A child should stay home for at least 24 hours for the following symptoms :
Fever > 100 degrees
Vomiting and/or Diarrhea
Itchy or reddened eyes with drainage
If your child has the following symptoms/situations in the morning, please do not send him/her to school and check with your family doctor:
Fever 100.0 or greater
Rash of unknown origin
Injuries that warrant a doctor's visit
Pediculosis (head lice)
The #1 rule to stop the spread of germs and infection is HAND WASHING!
If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call the clinic at : 361 . 878 . 7335
If your child has the following symptoms/situations in the morning, please do not send him/her to school and check with your family doctor
Ms. Michelle : ) RN CPN