Nurse

  • Julie Hatfield – Nurse

     

    Welcome to the Nurse’s Webpage!  Below is some important information.

     

    • KISD follows guidelines set by the Texas Dept. of Health for communicable illness. Please keep your student at home for the following conditions: 
      • Temperature of 100 degrees or above
      • Vomiting or diarrhea
      • Red, draining eyes
      • Presence of lice in the hair
      • Rash of undetermined cause
      • Intense itching with open lesions
      • Open draining lesions
      • Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp
      • Pain/swelling in the angle of the jaw
      • Jaundice
      • Suffering from a reportable illness as defined by the health dept. 

        NOTE: The State of Texas requires students must be fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication) before returning to school.

    • If your child is feeling ill in the morning and is “borderline”, please let the nurse or teachers know.

    • Please do not send any medications to school with your child including cough drops.  Medications sent in baggies will not be administered.  This is for the safety of all students.

    • Medication at School:
      • Student must have a medical necessity for the medication at school
      • Parent must complete a Medication Authorization Form
      • Medicine must be brought by an adult, in the original container, indicated for a children's dose, and not be expired
      • Cough drops are considered an OTC medication per KISD, thus requiring a Medication Authorization Form.

    • If your child has a severe allergy or health condition that could require treatment at school, please notify the school nurse so that the appropriate staff can be notified and training can take place. 

    • Health Screenings: Hearing and vision screenings are mandated by the state of Texas for grades K, 1, 3, 5, 7 as well as incoming new students. Students will also be assessed for Acanthosis Nigricans, a pre-diabetes skin marker on the nape of the neck.

    • You will receive a call from the nurse if your child is ill or if they received a head injury at school (even minor head bumps will warrant a phone call). For minor injuries and complaints (bruises, scrapes, headaches, stomach aches, etc.), the nurse will do her best to communicate with you via a note sent home.

     

    Please do not hesitate to call me at 817-744-6020 or email me at Julie.Hatfield@kellerisd.net should you have questions or concerns.