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.
Medications should be given at home if possible. Medications that are given during school hours must be provided by the parent in the original container. Students are not allowed to carry medications except in case of a life-threatening condition such as asthma or anaphylaxis (accompanied by a Permission to Carry form). Over the counter medications must be accompanied by the Permission to administer medication form signed by a parent each school year. No more than 15 administrations can be given unless accompanied by a physician's signature. All prescription medications must also include a physician's signature. Medications will be counted by clinic staff and parent.
Illness while at school
Students should not be sent to school if they are ill. If a student should become ill while at school they must come to the clinic with a pass and sign in upon arrival at the clinic. Students will not be allowed to remain in school if they have:
- temperature of 100.0 degrees or higher (without fever reducing medicine)
Parents will be contacted to pick up their ill child. If parent is unavailable, the person you designated on your student's emergency form will be notified to pick up the child. Upon returning to school after an illness, the parent must send in a written excuse note to the attendance office within five days. In the event of an emergency requiring transportation to a hospital, a school representative will remain with your child until the parent/guardian arrives.
- feel too ill to remain at school