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Greetings!
 
Valley View ISD Early College Campus Nurse's Office welcomes each and every one of you to the 2016-2017 school year! We wish students, teachers, staff and parents a great year!
 
 
 
As part of VALLEY VIEW EARLY COLLEGE CAMPUS, the nurse’s office, often referred to as the "clinic", is here to assist your child when he/she is ill or injured. Other important aspects of our clinic are administering medication and verifying that all students in the district are current with their immunizations. In addition, we screen certain grades and students new to the district for vision, hearing and scoliosis. Listed below is some helpful information on topics such as nurse/clinic visits, Physical Education excuses, emergencies, going home and contagious conditions.
 
 
 
NURSE / CLINIC VISITS: A student must obtain a PASS from his teacher to visit the nurse during the day. He/she must always check in with the teacher before going to the nurse, even between classes.
 
 
IMMUNIZATIONS: The State of Texas mandates that all students be current with their immunizations. Verifying that student immunizations are current is one way we PROTECT the health of your child.
 
 
ALL IMMUNIZATIONS SHOULD BE CURRENT BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL. Any time your child gets an immunization, bring the shot record to school, so we can update your child’s health record. If an immunization is due during the school year, we will send you a notice. For the safety of all students, your child may not return to school if he/she is delinquent with his/her immunizations.
 
 
CONTAGIOUS CONDITIONS: To protect other children from getting sick, we will send your child home for the following reasons:
 
Fever of 100.4 F or greater
Has two episodes of vomiting 
Has two episodes of diarrhea
Has a suspected contagious disease/illness
Feels too ill to remain in school
 
Your child may also be sent home due to: Delinquent immunizations
Taking medication that in the nurse’s opinion, would NOT make it safe for the student to remain in school.
 
 
P.E. EXCUSES: A Physical Education excuse from a parent or nurse is to be approved by administration. If more days are needed, a doctor's excuse needs to be brought to the nurse or coach.
 
 
EMERGENCIES: In case of serious illness or accident, we will try to contact you (or the person you designate) by phone so you can pick up your child. If the emergency is life threatening, an ambulance will be called (the District does not pay for this). It is very important that we have a "Student Emergency Record" with current phone numbers in the campus nurse’s office so we can reach you in an emergency. Please include cell phone numbers.
 
 
GOING HOME: The student who wishes to go home due to a medical reason must be evaluated by the nurse. The nurse will then call parent from the nurse’s office/clinic with her recommendation. Students are not to call from the teacher’s classroom or any other phone. Every effort will be made to contact the parent when a student wishes to go home due to a medical reason. However, if we are not able to contact the parent and the problem is not one of a serious nature, the student can return to the classroom. If the student’s medical problem is more serious, such as fever of 100, the nurse may call the other two people listed on the student’s emergency card.
 
 
SCREENINGS: During the school year, students new to the district will undergo vision and hearing screenings. Texas State Law requires that all 8th graders undergo scoliosis screenings. A referral letter will be sent home if any abnormalities are noted. It is asked that you take the referral letter to your health care provider, and then bring it back to us so we can continue to assist with your child’s health.
 
 
REGULATIONS FOR GIVING MEDICATIONS AT SCHOOL:
Medications that your child needs during the school year can usually be given at home. Most medications are prescribed one, two, or three times a day. These can be given before school, after school, and/or at bedtime. Sometimes medication must be given during the school day and we will gladly administer the medication.
 
 
Here are a few medication guidelines to follow:
 
 
1. Students may not carry ANY medications with them during school hours unless they have written permission from our health staff. All medications will be kept in the Nurse’s Office / Clinic and administered only by our health staff or other designated personnel. Students who are allowed to carry inhalers are advised not to let other students use them.
 
 
2. To give medications at school, we must have a written note signed and dated by the student’s parent or legal guardian. You may send a handwritten note from home or use the form available at the Nurse’s Office/Clinic.
 
 
3. Prescription medications must be in the original container with the pharmacy label. We are not allowed to give medications with one student’s name to any other student, even a brother or sister.
 
 
4. Nonprescription (over-the-counter) medications must be brought to school in the original containers (or blister packs) labeled with student’s name.
 
 
5. The following WILL NOT be given at school:
No sample medications, (unless you health care provider sends written instructions)
No herbal products or dietary supplements
No medications from another country (including Mexico)
 
 
6. We encourage you to contact the nurse if your child is taking medication with side effects that would affect him in the classroom.
 
 
CONTACT INFORMATION:
 
Please keep your school nurse updated on your child's health status, such as surgeries, medications, illnesses/diseases, new diagnoses, immunizations, and/or other conditions that may affect your child's school performance.
 
 
Please make sure the emergency information form is completed and signed.
 
 
Certain health conditions may require an IHP (Individual Health Plan) for the safety and well-being of your child.
 
We look forward to a great school year!
 
 
 
From the Nurse's Office,
 
Clarissa Garcia, LVN
Lucia Rodriguez, CNA
 
 
 
 
¡Bienvenidos!
 
La oficina de enfermeria de Valley View ISD Early College Campus les da la bienvenida a cada uno de ustedes este año escolar de 2016-2017. Deseandoles a los estudiantes, padres, maestros y empleados un gran año.
 
Su hijo(a) será enviado a la enfermería en caso de enfermedad o accidente. Usted o la persona que usted designe será notificada si su hijo(a) tiene que enviarse a casa. Será su responsabilidad el buscar atención médica a menos que la emergencia sea de tal magnitud que su hijo(a) tenga que enviársele al hospital inmediatamente de la escuela. Si tal emergencia ocurre, usted será notificado lo más pronto posible. El personal en la sala de emergencia no atenderá al niño(a) sin la presencia o permiso de los padres.
 
 
VISITAS A LA ENFERMERIA:Como una medida de protección para los alumnos, se han establecido las siguientes reglas que serán seguidas en todo tiempo. Un niño(a) no se manda o se lleva a casa si no hay nadie en casa para recibirlo.
 
El alumno(a) será mandado a casa por los siguientes motivos:
 
 
1. 100.4 grados o más de temperatura
2. Sospecha de enfermedad contagiosa
3. 2 episodios de vómito
4. 2 episodios de diarrea
5. Se siente muy mal para quedarse en la escuela
6. Tarjeta de inmunizaciones incompleta, después de 10 días de haber mandado un aviso.
 
MEDICAMENTOS: Favor de no mandar medicina a la escuela con su hijo(a). Si es posible trate de darle todos los medicamentos en su casa. Si la medicina es recetada por su doctor, y se tiene que dar durante horas escolares, debe tener su envase original con la etiqueta mostrando el nombre del niño(a) y la dosis a administrar.
Los padres deben firmar en la enfermería la autorización para administrar dichos medicamentos recetados por el doctor requiriendo la administración del medicamento duante la escuela.
Tome en cuenta que las medicinas de México NO PUEDEN ser administradas.
 
 
Si su hijo(a) require un procedimiento o tratamiento médico especial, la enfermera deberá ser informada con el fin de establecer un plan, y los padres deberán firmar las formas necesarias para administrar el tratamiento.
 
 
EXAMEN: Durante este año escolar algunos de sus hijos serán examinados checando su estatura, peso, vista, audición y para scoliosis. Usted será notificado si su hijo(a) requiere asistencia médica adicional. Algunas instrucciones con respecto a medidas de salud serán discutidas con su hijo(a). Es importante que los niños aprendan y comprendan sobre los cuidados que deben de tener para mantenerse sanos.
 
 
EDUCACION FISICA EXCUSA: Si su hijo(a) no puede participar en deportes o educación física, debe traer una nota o justificante por escrito del doctor señalando las fechas de dicho periodo de reposo. Usted debe de traer a la escuela una nueva nota cada vez que se inicia el año escolar.
 
 
INFORMACION DEL CONTACTO: Favor de informar sobre algún cambio en su Número de teléfono a la recepción de la escuela o en la enfermería. Es muy importante poder comunicarnos con usted en caso de una emergencia.
 
En caso de que su hijo(a) tenga algún problema de salud estamos en la mejor disposición de ayudarle.
 
Por favor tenga la confianza de llamar o pasar a la oficina a visitarnos.
 
Muchas Gracias,
 
La Oficina de Enfermeria,
 
 
Clarissa Garcia, LVN
Lucia Rodriguez, CNA