The school health team consists of a registered school nurse (RN) and a student health assistant (SHA) assists students when they come to the health room. They have alternating scheduled hours at each campus they serve. They provide basic care for illnesses, injuries and chronic medical conditions. If your child has a chronic medical condition such as asthma, seizure disorder, diabetes, or anaphylaxis, please contact the RN for a plan of care. The health room telephone number is 512-414-5318.
Medication at school
The health office does not stock any medications. If a medication needs to administered at school, an authorization for administration must be completed by the parent and given to health office. All medications must be in the original, labeled container. Prescriptions must have the prescription label with the child's name, prescribing physician, dosing instructions, and current date. All medications must be picked up at school. It can not be sent home with a child.
Here are some general guidelines to consider:
- A child with a fever greater than 100 degrees will be required to be picked up from school. The child must be fever free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication before returning to school. If your child has a fever at home, please do not give them fever-reducing medication and send them to school.
- If your child is vomiting due to illness, please keep them at home. If vomiting occurs at school, the health team will contact you. If vomiting continues at school, you will be asked to pick them up. Vomiting can be contagious.
- Pink eye is a red eye with yellow or green discharge that is caused by a bacterial infection. It can last 4-7 days. This infection can be easily spread. Frequent hand washing is the most important method to control the infection. A child with an infection must stay home until the discharge is gone or you have a note from your doctor stating your child is under their care.
AISD follows the state protocals for addressing lice. Parents will be notified if live lice are found or nits are found. Students can remain at school. Children should be treated that night. Students can return to school the next day with documentation of treatment. We are no longer able to do "class checks" to identify who else might have lice. Boone does extensive cleaning in rooms where lice has been found. Treating lice is not only treating the child who has lice but is an extensive process of cleaning at home to elminiate the lice.