Welcome to the clinic.
It is important to keep the lines of communication open between parents, students and the nurse in order to provide a positive school health experience. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any items of concern.
The GPISD policy states ALL MEDICATION MUST BE KEPT AND GIVEN IN THE NURSE'S OFFICE. Medication MUST be kept in an original container or a labeled prescription bottle accompanied by a completed PERMISSION TO ADMINISTER MEDICATION form. Your pharmacist will dispense a properly labeled school container upon request. Medication received in any other form WILL NOT BE GIVEN. For the safety of all students, medications will not be sent home with the student. 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.
The GPISD policy states that if your child has a fever (100 degrees or higher) or if they have vomiting they should NOT come to school that day. A student must not have these symptoms for 24hrs without the use of medication to bring down the fever or stop the vomiting before returning to school. This policy is to protect the ill student and prevents unnecessary exposure of other students to illness. Please report communicable diseases (chicken pox, measles, pink eye, strep throat, Fifth's disease, etc.) to the nurse's office.
Immunization records are monitored and updated throughout the school year. Your child may be withdrawn from school if required immunizations and documentation are not received by the school nurse. You may check Texas immunization school requirements at http://www/dshs.state.tx.us.immunize/school/default.shtm
Please contact me at 361-777-4252 ext. 2004 if you have any questions or concerns.
Students in pre-k, kindergarten, 1st grade and 3rd grade will have hearing and vision screening done in the fall semester.