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    Dear Parents,

    Welcome to the Cimarron Clinic webpage.  My name is Angie Drab, R.N. I am The Cimarron Campus School Nurse.  In the clinic, we provide a temporary care for children who become ill or injured at school.

    While we do NOT call parents for every visit made to the clinic, there are times I will need to contact you. In order for this to be possible, please keep your contact information up-to-date with the front office.

    If you child has a medical problem or condition, please stop by clinic or contact me @ 832.386.3240, ask for Nurse Drab.


     Please review the following information for the 2020-2021 School Year


    Medication:

     If your child needs to take medication during school hours, please bring:

    • The medication in the original pharmacy container/box with the pharmacy label.
    • The Dr’s written order is required:
      • If they have Asthma they will need an Asthma Action Plan.
      • If they have a Food Allergy they will need a Food Allergy Action Plan & Nutrition M.D. plan. Please click on link for English or Spanish version.
      • If they have seizures they will need a seizure action plan. Please click on link.
    • If the medication is over the counter such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen, a form must signed by M.D. and medication will need to be brought to clinic with the pharmacy label and/or in original box.
    • If unable to print from the link, please call 832-386-3240 and I can send a copy home with your child or you can request M.D. to complete the form during you’re your child’s office visit.

    Remember, for the safety of all children at school, students may not carry any medicine (even cough drops) while on school campus.

    Medication CANNOT be brought to school by your child, a parent is required to drop off the medication to the nurse.

    IT IS IMPORTANT to notify the nurse if your child has any allergies or other medical changes that arise during the school year.

    Doctor’s letters are required yearly for any food and milk allergies. Your doctor may recommend having an epi-pen to be kept at school. Must notify school nurse.


    Immunizations:

    A student must be fully immunized against certain diseases and / or claim an exemption due to reasons of conscience, a student's parent or legal guardian must request, sign, and submit an official affidavit form to the child's school. The affidavit must be renewed every 2 years and the original given to school nurse.

     No student may be enrolled in any school in Galena Park ISD unless he/she has been immunized and up-to-date).

     Please see our district handbook for detailed information.


     Illness:

    To ensure the health and safety of all students, any students who exhibit vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever >100.0 F the morning of school or the night before school, must be excluded. Students may return to school as follows:

    •  Fever-free (<100.0 F) for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin).
    •  Food and liquids have been tolerated for at least 24 hours without vomiting and/or diarrhea, and without the use of medication to relieve symptoms.
    •  Students diagnosed with a contagious illness that is being treated with prescription medication, must complete a minimum of 24 hours of the prescribed medication dosage prior to returning to school.

    Change of Clothes:

    Please pack an extra set of clothing, including underwear and socks, in a plastic bag for your child in their backpack. Also, please note that flat, closed-toe shoes with Velcro or lace up are much safer than sandals and flip flops and help to prevent injuries. 


    Lice:

    It is a good habit to check your children regularly for lice. Watch for frequent scratching of the scalp, brown or white eggs (nits) on the hair shaft that may look like dandruff but are not easily brushed away, and live lice which are brown and move very quickly. Encourage your child not to share combs, brushes, hair decorations or hats. Per GPISD handbook, students with live lice or signs of active infestation will be excluded from school. Students who have been sent home should receive prompt treatment for lice and expected to return to school the following day, free of live organisms. If head lice are found, the hair must be treated before the child returns to school on the following day. Upon return to school, the student and parent/guardian must report directly to the school nurse, provide information about the treatment utilized and have the student’s hair checked before reporting to class. Chronic cases and instances of non-treatment will result in unexcused absences. Please contact the campus nurse with any questions, or if you have treated your child for head lice.


    Injury/Surgery:

    If they have been injured or has had any surgery recently and must refrain from strenuous physical activity, it is the parent's responsibility to send a note to school to excuse the child from PE and/or recess. Please have a form filled out by a physician and turned in to the school nurse.


    Additional Information:

    Please encourage your child to start each day with a healthy breakfast. Look at the lunch menu with your child and encourage healthy choices. In response to the increase in the number of children diagnosed with food allergies, students may not share food at school. Parents please take consideration when packing lunch for student that other students in the class or grade may have certain food allergies. Common food allergies are nuts (peanuts-including peanut butter, almonds pecans, etc.), seafood (shrimp, crawfish, fish), egg (including ingredients containing eggs such as baked goods like cake/cupcakes and cookies), soy (such as soy milk or soy sauce), and milk.

    Adequate sleep contributes to a student’s overall health and well-being. Children who do not get enough sleep have a higher risk for many health issues. The CDC recommends children from 6–12 years get 9 to 12 hours per 24 hours. Please click link for more information. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/sleep.htm

    Daily physical activity can help children build strong bones and muscles, control weight, reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and reduce the risk of developing health issues. Please click link for more information. https://www.cdc.gov/healthyschools/physicalactivity/facts.htm

    Handwashing is an easy and effective way to help prevent the spread illnesses. Soap and water are recommended for use after using restroom, before and after eating, after sneezing or coughing, and after touching and animal or any garbage. Handwashing tips from CDC: Please click link for more information https://www.cdc.gov/features/handwashing/


    Wellness Plan:

    The campus wellness plan is developed by the school nurse and other staff members. Please click on Wellness Plan.

    If you are interested in the development, implementation and evaluation of the wellness policy and plan, please contact the Department of Student Support Services at 832-386-1033 or the school nurse at 832-386-3240.

    Hoping for a Safe, Happy and HEALTHY year for everyone.