Reminder to Parents: Cold and flu season is upon us so please encourage handwashing, the use of hand sanitizer and for students to cover coughs and sneezes! Please inform Nurse Rachel at Rachel.Saunders@fortbendisd.com or 281-634-3686 if your child has been diagnosed with the flu, strep throat, you have found lice on your child or anything else that you might feel is significant. Thank you!
FBISD School Health Services program is dedicated to creating a culture of wellness that supports student success.
A Registered Nurse is assigned to each elementary and middle school campus while a Registered Nurse and Licensed Vocational Nurse are assigned to each high school campus. The school nurse assists students' physical, mental and social growth by providing a health services program that assesses, evaluates and improves the health of students and staff.
Please contact your school nurse regarding your student's health issues and concerns, hospitalizations and/or treatment changes.
It is required that illness/injury occurring at home be taken care of at home and that students do not go directly to the clinic upon arrival at school. The nurse's clinic is not an Urgent Care.
A student will not be allowed to remain in school if he/she complains of any of the following:
- temperature of 100.0 or greater
- vomiting and/or diarrhea
- an undetermined rash
- feeling too ill to remain at school
To prevent exposing other students unnecessarily to illness, a student should not come to school if he/she has the following symptoms:
- Vomiting and/or diarrhea the morning of school
- An undetermined rash
- A temperature of 100.0 or greater within the past 24 hours
All medications (prescription and non-prescription) must be furnished by the parent/guardian and appropriate medication administration forms must be completed by the parent/guardian and physician (for all prescription medications). Medication will be delivered to the clinic by the parent/guardian in the original and properly labeled container and must be picked up by the parent/guardian or another adult which the parent/guardian can designate. The nurse and/or clinic assistant will administer all medications in the clinic with the exception of students that are required by their physician to carry inhalers or epipens with them at all times. In those situations, the doctor must provide written orders to the school.