If you find that you have a need for medical resources such as
vision care, medical supplies, medication to please contact our campus school nurse.
24 HOUR RULE
All children must stay home from school if they exhibit the following symptoms:
- Fever of 100 (37.7celsius) or higher
If your child exhibits these symptoms at school, they will be sent home. They must stay home and be symptom free, without the use of preventative medications (Tylenol, Motrin/Advil, Imodium, etc.) for at least 24 hours before returning to school. Please contact the school registrar, Susie Moon, to report absences: 281-234-2530 or report online under the "ABSENCE REPORTING" found under PARENTS in the navigation bar above.
All medication (even cough drops), should be administered through the clinic. The only exception to this rule, applies to students who have been deemed capable of carrying and administering emergency medication (Epipen, inhalers), by both the physician and the parent. All medication should be accompanied with the appropriate form. If you are unsure of which form is required, please contact the campus nurse at 281-234-2525. All forms can be obtained from the school nurse or by visiting the district Health Services Department. A physician signature is not required if the medication is only to be administered for 15 days or less, however a note from the parent with dosage/time, is required and the medication must be in the original bottle.
-All controlled substances (ADD/ADHD medication) must be dropped off by a parent.
CHANGE OF CLOTHING- "Don't cry over spilled milk!"
Everyone is susceptible to accidents, whether they are spills in the cafeteria or toileting accidents, and it is nice to be able to change into your own clothing. Please pack a change of clothing in a gallon sized Ziploc bag and place at the bottom of your child's backpack. Although some clothing has been donated to the clinic, more times than not, the clothes do not fit the child, and a parent must be called to drop off a change of clothing.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, head lice have not been shown to spread disease. However, students with active lice will be sent home to be treated. Please refer to your physician for treatment options. After treatment has been performed, your child must be checked by the nurse, and be free of live lice before they are cleared to return to class.
Stay tuned for more to come from the Nurse's Nook.
Callie Hildebrand, RN
School Nurse, Keiko Davidson Elementary
Promoting Hand Washing
Mobilizing for behavior change
Health experts recommend hand washing with soap as a key action in protecting the public health because it’s a mainstay in infection control. Are we really following their advice?
People worldwide rinse their hands with water in the common belief that rinsing with water alone suffices to clean hands because it removes visible dirt. But rinsing hands with water alone is significantly less effective for removing germs than washing hands with soap. Hand washing with soap is seldom practiced, however.
Research reveals that the observed rates of hand washing with soap at critical times (after using the toilet or cleaning a child’s bottom and before handling food) around the world, in industrialized and developing nations, ranges from zero to 34 percent.
Low rates of hand washing are rarely caused by a lack of soap. Soap is present in the vast majority of households worldwide, but it is commonly used for bathing and laundry, not for hand washing. Lack of water is usually not a problem either, as hands can be effectively washed with little, or recycled water. In studies around the world, one major reason for low rates of hand washing with soap is that this is simply not a habit.
The challenge remains: make hand washing with soap a worldwide habit and social norm.
For more information visit the Global Handwashing Partnership.