Welcome to Maplebrook Elementary School! I look forward to another great year working with you to provide the best possible care for your children. In order to do this, I am asking for your help in maintaining a healthy environment for your children as well as the other children in our school.
1. Providing direct student health related services.
2. Rendering of first aid.
3. Evaluating student illness and health needs.
4. Monitoring ill students until they are well enough to return to class or be released to their parents.
5. Administering medication that is medically necessary during the school day.
6. Administering medical procedures that are medically necessary during the school day.
7. Screening for problems in vision, hearing, posture, Diabetes risk, Body Mass Index (BMI) and other
health problems relevant to the school population.
8. Creating and implementing a plan of care for students who require health interventions to be successful
9. Reviewing and interpreting immunization records for compliance with Texas immunization
10. Consulting and providing guidance regarding health concerns for students, parents, and teachers.
11. Referring students with identified health problems.
12. Working to prevent and control communicable diseases.
In an effort to avoid students in the clinic feeling ill first thing in the morning, please use the following guidelines when determining whether or not to send your child to school. Your child is missing class time by being in the clinic if he or she is ill. If you have any questions about whether or not to send your child to school, please call the clinic at 281-641-2905. Also, if your child will be absent for any reason, please call the absence reporting line at 281-641-2919 and leave a message.
Children should be kept home from school for the following reasons:
1. has had a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more in the last 24 hours
2. has any vomiting the night before, or the morning of school
3. has diarrhea the night before, or the day of school
4. a persistent cough
5. a continually runny nose with white, green, or yellow mucus
6. evidence of lice
7. eyes that appear red and weeping
8. a rash of unknown cause anywhere on the body
Please make sure that your child’s Emergency Phone Numbers and Health Inventory are current. Please notify the school of any changes during the school year in writing or in person in the front office.
The Health Inventory enables the school staff to understand and meet the special health needs of your child. Please list all current medications and health conditions.
ALL MEDICATIONS MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLINIC BY THE PARENT OR AN ADULT. NO CHILD IS ALLOWED TO BRING MEDICATION TO SCHOOL.
All medication (prescription or non-prescription) must be supplied in their original containers and will be kept in the clinic (including cough drops). Prescription medication must have the label from the pharmacy with the child’s name, and will require a Humble Medication Form to be completed by the doctor. These forms are available in the clinic and online on the nurse page of the Maplebrook website.
Let’s make sure your child(ren) are healthy and ready to learn when they arrive at school.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me at 281-641-2905. I am looking forward to a healthy year of learning at Maplebrook Elementary.
Donna Liptak RN BSN