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If your child suffers from winter nosebleeds, try using a cold air humidifier in the child’s room at night. Saline nose drops or petroleum jelly may also help. If severe, consult your pediatrician.
Severe Food Allergies
Texas has enacted new laws in regards to severe food allergies. If your student has a severe food allergy, a Severe Food Allergy Action Plan must be completed by a physician and kept on file in the nurse's clinic. If your student requires an emergency EpiPen for their allergy please bring it to the nurse as soon as possible. Students with known peanut allergies have the option of sitting at a "peanut safe" table in the cafeteria.
Asthma / Inhaler
As the season changes and the pollen counts rise, there are more students with asthma requesting to use their inhaler. If your child uses an inhaler please have your doctor complete an Asthma Action Plan. Bring the completed plan and prescribed inhaler in original box to the clinic. Being proactive now prevents the call to home or work requesting an inhaler be brought up to the clinic.
I keep clean clothing in the clinic for students who need a change of clothing during the school day. Clothing: If your child has outgrown sweatpants or other comfortable clothing, please consider sending them to the school. Extra clothes come in handy for when students fall in a puddle at recess or spill water or milk on themselves at lunch. I am always appreciative of donated clothing your student may have out grown.
When to Keep Your Child Home
Children are eager to learn and look forward to seeing their friends daily. There are times when your child should stay home from school. If your child has a fever of 100 or above, he/she must be excluded from school and must be fever free for 24 hours without taking fever reducing medication before returning to school. If your child is experiencing vomiting or diarrhea, please refrain from sending your child to school on that day. Your child may return to school when vomiting/diarrhea has stopped for 24 hours.
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School Nurse Mission Statement
The mission of the Schlather School Nurse is to support the education and developmental process of all students by promoting their optimal health and well-being in a safe and supportive environment. I am dedicated to the promotion and maintenance of health and wellness in the school community, assisting all students in achieving their maximum learning potential.