•  School nurses are a primary resource in recognizing and managing children's health problems. School nurses  have the professional education and expertise to function successfully in the separate complete systems of   education and health care. NEISD school nurses are committed to each child's individual development and safety. 

        A few important things to know:

         Crutches/Wheelchairs/Assistive Devices:  If your child will need crutches or another assistive device at school, a physician's  statement specifically stating the use of the device and the duration the student will need to use it while at school will be required.

         Fever:  If your child has a fever (100.0 or higher) at school, they will need to be picked up as soon as possible from the clinic. Your child must be fever-free for 24 hours, without the aid of fever-reducing medication such as Tylenol or ibuprofen, before returning to school. If your child has had a fever at home during the weekend or weekday evening, your child must remain home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication.

         Communicable Disease:  If your child has been diagnosed with any communicable disease (COVID-19, strep throat, flu, mononucleosis, pink eye, lice etc.), please call and notify the clinic of the diagnosis as soon as possible. More information can be found here.

         Medications:  Please be aware, students are not permitted to carry any type of medication (over the counter or prescription) with them or on their person at any time while on school grounds. If a student is found to have any kind of medication with them during the school day, they may face disciplinary action per NEISD policy. Some examples of these medications are, but not limited to, cough drops, inhalers, EpiPens, Auvi-Q, Tylenol, ibuprofen, antibiotics, etc.  Please note, we are not able to dispense any type of medication to a student without a current physician’s order on file with the clinic. Parents/guardians can submit a Short-Term order (valid for 10 school days) also. You can obtain this form from the school nurse. Only medications with appropriate dosages and indications will be accepted. Also, other types of medications such as, but not limited to, homeopathic products, vitamins, herbs, dietary supplements, intravenous medications, and medications manufactured outside the United States will not be administered. If your child needs medication administered during the school day or you have any questions, please contact the nurse.

         Physical Education:  For students to be excused from physical education activities, they must have a note from their parent/guardian. If the excuse is for more than three consecutive days, students must have a statement from a medical doctor specifying the need and the approximate length of the recuperative period. 

    You can find this and more information in the Student Handbook (Health Services pages 61-68).