The School Nurse is on campus as a bridge to link health and education.
We are here to meet the health needs of our students.
How You Can Be a Healthy Mac Student
Our main goal as a school health program, so students can learn!
- Eat breakfast every day - yes, you do have time! Studies show that students who eat breakfast earn better grades (especially in math), have fewer absences and behavior problems. The nurse will not supply breakfast when you get that "no breakfast headache" about 10:30 a.m.
- Emergency contacts are necessary - If parent phone numbers change during the year, please call with the updates or update through Parent Portal. Accidents do occur.
- Special health needs - please make the nurse aware of any special health needs. I will inform your teachers of special concerns in the classroom. This information will be kept confidential.
- Insurance - Health insurance is available for students age 18 or younger through the CHIPS program and TEXCARE Partnership.
- Immunizations - when you get immunizations, please bring the record to the school nurse so we can update your school health folder.
- Protect yourself - wash hands frequently, do not share drinks or food with friends.Get enough sleep (at home at night--not in class). If you have a temperature above 100.0 - please remain at home. Diseases spread rapidly if ill students are in the classroom.
Special health forms for medication or any special health needs can be printed from the Internet, or you may pick up the health form from the Nurse’s Office in Room A105. As stated in the NEISD student handbook,
- A parent or guardian is to bring all medication in the original. properly labeled bottle to the school clinic along with physicians instructions regarding dosage amount and time.
- The number of tablets will be counted and documented by the nurse (or clinic assistant) and parent when the medication is brought in.
- At the end of the year, the parent must pick up remaining medication. Medications left in the clinic will be discarded.
- An updated form from the doctor is required each school year. Please phone the nurse if there are any questions.
- Parents of students with asthma who need to carry an inhaler should phone the nurse at 356-7696, to arrange permission.