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.
First aid will be administered when needed. A parent/guardian will be notified if a student is unable to remain at school or if an emergency arises requiring that he/she be taken to a medical facility. If a student must be transferred to an emergency facility before you arrive, a representative from the school will remain with the student until your designated person arrives.
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
If a student must leave school due to illness, the parent/guardian is responsible for transportation. If you are not available, the person you designated on your student's emergency card will be notified to pick them up. Facilities for keeping your child are limited: therefore, it is important that your child be picked up promptly.
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. 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.