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Austin Elementary Clinic

Hello from the nurse’s desk! Should your student need to visit the clinic this school year, here are somethings that will help them get the care they need as soon as possible.
Please feel free to call the clinic or email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Myka Canterbury RN
Phone: 936-709-8407

It is very important that the clinic always have a working phone number for you on file in case of emergency. Please notify the school of any changes to phone numbers throughout the year.

Please always have a complete set of spare clothes packed in a large Ziploc bag in your students backpack. Even students that have been potty trained for years sometimes have accidents, and you would be surprised how many times at lunch a drink is spilt all down the front of their clothes. Having extra clothing already at school prevents the student from having to wait in the clinic and miss class time while their parent leaves work and goes home to get new clothes. The bag should include a shirt, a pair of pants or shorts, a pair of underwear, and a pair of socks.

Regarding medication:
In order to have your child receive any medication during the school day, it must be signed in to the clinic with the nurse. This includes any prescription medication, over-the-counter medication, even cough drops.
1) The medication must be approved for your child’s age by the FDA. Herbal medication will not be given through the clinic and must be given at home.
2) The medication must be in its original container and cannot be expired.
3) Any prescription medication must have the prescription label with the students name on the bottle or inhaler. The order on the medication must match how the student will receive the medication during the day. If the student’s medication dosage or time to be given changes during the year, a new prescription bottle with the correct order must be provided to the school in order for the change to be implemented while the student is at school.
4) Per CISD policy children are never allowed to transport any medication to school or keep it in their backpacks during the school day. Any medication found in the students backpack or in their pockets will be confiscated and kept in the nurse’s office until the parent can come pick it up.

Regarding food allergies and restrictions:
Please contact the nurse if your child has any type of food allergy. A physician’s documentation will be requested and the allergy action plan will be updated and shared with the cafeteria staff.

Regarding illness:
A student will be sent home from school with the following symptoms:
A temperature of 100° or more, vomiting or excessive diarrhea, the student being too ill to function in the classroom.  A student should not be sent to school if a fever reducing medication is required to get the temperature below 100°.

Regarding injuries:
If your child needs to be excused from PE or recess, we must have a doctor’s note stating their restrictions and the length of time that they are to be restricted. Students who require the temporary use of crutches or a wheelchair at school must have an order from the physician.