School Nurse: Kristin Huff
Hours: 8 am - 4 pm
Fax: 281-324-1646 (Attention to: Nurse)
My goal for the HES Clinic is to keep your child healthy, happy, and in school. Please reach out out to me for any concerns and questions so that I can do my best to help your little one!
Medications and Allergies:
All medications and allergy modifications require parent and/or physician signature. Please refer to the "Student Health Resources" link on the right hand side for downloadable forms to take to your physician, as well as information on medication in the clinic. You may also reference the School Handbook (pg. 70)
Please refer to the attached parent letter "I NEED TO STAY HOME IF..." at the bottom of this page with a visual chart for school exclusion due to illness. As a general rule, if there is a fever over 100 degrees, vomiting, or diarrhea please keep your child home for 24 hours after symptoms have subsided without medication. Guidelines are drawn from school policy as well as from the Texas Department of State Health Services
We absolutely prefer to have your child in school and attendance is important, but it is also important for your child's health and for the containment of illnesses to stay at home when sick.
Please pack an extra set of clothing in your child's backpack even if they are past the "bathroom accident" stage.
Students have needed to borrow clothing for bathroom accidents, spilled milk, falling in mud, etc. and the clinic supply does not keep up with demand. It is very helpful if students have their own clothes that fit them and they are comfortable in. Please wash and return all borrowed clothing.
Screenings for Hearing and Vision are conducted on all students in Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades as required by state law. These students are also screened for Acanthosis Nigricans (an early endocrine problem indicator).
All 5th grade girls will be screened for scoliosis or other spinal problems as required by state law.
These screenings are completed only to identify a potential problem and require follow-up with a physician for diagnosis. You will be notified if your student requires a doctor's visit regarding screening results.
Fifth grade boys and girls will be given a gender-specific presentation on puberty during the school year. Parents will be notified of the presentation date and given the opportunity to preview material and determine if it is appropriate for their student. This is NOT sex-education and is focused solely on bodily changes that occur through the puberty years.