Welcome to the Robert E. King Elementary Clinic. The clinic is staffed by Bernadette Kingsley, RN, MPH, School Nurse and Janet Perez, Nursing Assistant. The clinic hours are from 8:00am to 4:00pm. We strive to support our students to achieve an optimal level of wellness so that they can participate successfully in all aspects of our academic setting.
Screening: We conduct Vision and Hearing Screenings for all students in grade PK, K, 1, 3 and 5. We also conduct screening for Risk Assessment for Type II Diabetes and height and weight in grade 3. If there is a concern as a result of any of these screenings, the school nurse will contact you.
Clothing: All students in all grades should have a change of clothing in their backpacks all the time (please seen Student Handbook, page 17). We are not able to always provide a change of clothing. The student will be more comfortable changing into their own clothing. Also a child cannot be left in the clinic waiting for clothing from their home if they have soiled themselves. It is embarrassing for them and they miss valuable instruction time.
Medication: All medications, including cough drops, must be brought to the clinic and have a note from a parent giving permission for the nurse to dispense the medication if it is for less than 15 days. If the medication is for more than 15 days, then the parent will need the physician to complete the KISD Authorization for Administration of Medication for More Than 15 Days. Forms for less than 15 days and for more than 15 days can be found on the KISD website under Health Services, Medications.
All medications must be in their original labeled package (prescription or non-prescription) for the nurse to be able to dispense medication at school. The teacher is not permitted to dispense medication in the classroom.
Any medication given 3 times a day or less is to be given at home only.
Illness: Any student who has fever of 100 degree or higher, or is vomiting or has diarrhea must stay home until they are fever-free without the use of fever reducing medication or has not vomited or had diarrhea (without use of medication to control either) for 24 hours before they may return to school. Students sent home for any of the above illnesses may not return until the above conditions are met.
If you have any questions about whether your child should attend school, please call the school nurse. Of course if you have any other health related questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact the school nurse.