- Sally Piwonka, Nurse's Aide
Welcome to the Franz Elementary Nurse’s Page!
Here you will find virtually all the information you will need regarding campus and district guidelines for student illnesses and medications.
Your child is required to be up to date on all immunizations in order to attend school. If or when it is found that your child is or will be behind on a vaccination, the nurse will send a note home, so be sure to check their take-home folder daily. There are many resources in the community that offer free or reduced-cost vaccination clinics. Please call the nurse to find out about these opportunities.
If you choose not to vaccinate your child, you must turn in a notarized, original state-issued affidavit for "Reasons of Conscience" to the clinic.
Please visit the KISD Health Services webpage for information on the 24 Hour Rule and exclusion policies. If your child has been diagnosed with an infection disease (ex: Chickenpox, Measles, strep throat, pink eye, lice, etc), please notify the nurse as soon as possible. If they have been injured and must refrain from strenuous physical activity, it is the parent's responsibility to send a note to school to excuse them from PE or recess.
Students may not carry medication with them at school. All medication must be turned into the nurse in its original packaging and must be accompanied by the district Medication Permission form (refer to Links to find these forms) or a hand written note from a parent, including student's full name, date of birth, and how the medication is to be administered (when, how much and what for). Certain medications cannot be administered in the school setting. Please call the nurse for further information.
Every child should eat a well-balanced breakfast before class every day to help them remain focused on classwork. Please refer to the links for information on breakfast ideas.
Each student should have a change of clothes in their backpack, including socks, in case of accidents or emergencies. We also accept donations of clothing: pants and shirts only.
Please make sure your phone numbers and emergency contact numbers are updated regularly so we may contact you immediately if your child becomes ill.
Allergy season is a year-round phenomenon in Houston. Symptoms include sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and coughing that can lead to vomiting. To prevent symptoms from worsening and turning into infection, please make sure your student is sufficiently medicated on a daily basis before arriving at school in the morning. Refer to the Links for daily pollen counts for Houston.
KISD Health Services- http://www.katyisd.org/healthservices/Pages/default.aspx
Pollen Count- http://www.houstontx.gov/health/Pollen-Mold/index.html
Breakfast Ideas- http://life.familyeducation.com/breakfast/foods/39390.html