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    NOTES FROM THE SCHOOL NURSE
    Dear Parents,
     
    Hello, my name is Brenda Lundberg and I am the Humble Elementary School Nurse. I enjoy being a School Nurse because I love caring for children, working with their families and being a resource/liaison to the community. I aim 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.
     
    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. 
     
    Also, if your child will be absent for any reason, please call the Absence Reporting Line and leave a message. Children should be kept home from school for the following reasons:
    • Has had a temperature of 100 degrees or more in the last 24 hours
    • Has any vomiting the night before, or the morning of school         
    • Has diarrhea the night before, or the day of school
    • A persistent cough
    • A continually runny nose with white, green, or yellow mucus
    • Eyes that appear red and weeping
    • A rash of unknown cause anywhere on the body
    Please make sure that your child’s Emergency Phone Numbers and Health Inventory are current and updated as needed.
    Please notify the school of any changes during the school year in writing or in person.  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.  Parents, if your child has any chronic illness or Food Allergies/Life Threatening Allergies contact me prior to the first day of school.  I will need to speak to you, assess your child and provide special forms that your child's Pediatrician will need to complete. Parents whose child needs medication at school will also need to contact me regarding documentation and storage. Please remember that children are not permitted to bring medication to school and medication has to be delivered to the school by an adult.
     
    Thank you for your cooperation. This is to make sure that your child(ren) are healthy and ready to learn when they arrive at school. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call me. I am here to partner with you in caring for your child. Here's to a wonderful and healthy year!
     
    Sincerely,
     
    Brenda Lundberg, R.N.
    281-641-11105