Cheryl Kirchner, RN
Clinic Hours 7:30-3:30
Healthy children achieve success in the learning process!
Notes from Nurse Cheryl
A medication permission form must be signed by parents for all over-the-counter and prescription medications taken at school
Students cannot transport medications in backpacks on the bus
All prescription medications must be in original container with name and Rx and must not be expired.
All medication is kept in the clinic
All medication must be picked up by the parent by the last full day of school or it will be discarded
ILLNESS, ALLERGIES, AND INJURIES
Please notify me of medical conditions/severe allergies diagnosed by your child's physician.
Parents will provide all appropriate foods for their child with severe food allergies; i.e. snack time and class parties. You are welcome to send a sealed container with food items to keep in the classroom for the year for those unexpected party snacks. Children with known food allergies will not be allowed to eat any other snacks at school. They may, however, take the party snack home and let parents determine if it is a safe food item for them.
A child with a temp of 100 dg F or greater will be sent home from the clinic.
It is advisable that children remain fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications before returning to school.
This will reduce the possible spread of viral and bacterial infections to students and staff.
A child vomiting at school will be sent home from the clinic.
Please keep children at home if they have had vomiting throughout the night or the morning before coming to school to prevent spread of possible viral illesses.
Bacterial conjunctivitis (pink eye) is very contagious. Matting, thick yellow-green drainage, puffiness and redness to one or both eyes are symptoms to watch for.
Please have a plan in place to have your child picked up from the clinic if you are unavailable. Due to the small space and very busy clinic, it is very important that children who are ill are picked up quickly to prevent further spread of illness, as well as any worsening symptoms.
Notify the clinic or front office of phone number or email changes so that you can be notified quickly.
If you have provided an email address, clinic notifications may be sent throughout the day to keep you informed if your child visits the clinic. Please check emails frequently throughout the day.
Please notify the clinic or front office if your child will be absent from school due to illness.
Please email Mrs. Renetzky, PE teacher, if you feel your child needs to sit out of PE. If a child cannot participate in PE, they will also need to sit out at recess.
All injuries resulting in PE/activity restrictions will require a doctor's note stating dates of restrictions, as well as date of release to return to PE/activity.
Outbreaks of head lice can occur any time during the school year, especially after summer vacation and school holiday breaks. Bush Elementary appreciates our families assisting us in the prevention and control of head lice in our school with routine home inspection after play and sports activities; i.e. play at home or school, slumber parties, camps, sports and after school activities.
Conroe ISD follows recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Texa Department of State Health Services (DSHS), as well as those contained in the position papers of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) in the treatment and prevention of head lice.
Year Round Awareness and Routine Family Inspection Will Help Prevent Head Lice Occurrences
HealthyChildren.org - Head Lice: What Parents Need to Know is an excellent source of information
Please also visit the following websites:
Some extra prevention tips:
Lice prefer clean hair - Using age approved styling products in hair can deter lice from adhereing to hair shaft
Keep long hair tied back
Children must have a parent or guardian watching them at all times on the playground after school to prevent possible injuries, and to ensure playground rules are followed. If your child is a biker/walker they must go immediately home and are not allowed on the playground unless accompanied by parent/guardian.
Due to custodians cleaning restrooms and after school staff meetings, students may not reenter the building from the playground to use the clinic restroom or to get bandaids after school is dismissed.
Due to possible restroom accidents, spills, muddy/wet clothes in all grades, please be sure to keep an extra complete change of clothes in your child's backpack. This will eliminate a lot of extra time out of the classroom searching for clothes in the clinic (which are very limited), as well as unnecessary calls to parents to bring clothes to the clinic.
As always, please contact me with any questions or concerns