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Dear TJHS Parents,
 
One of my responsibilities as the school nurse is to ensure that our students are in the classroom as much as possible.  Time in the clinic takes away from instructional time.
 
To achieve maximum instructional time and to make sure that I am available for students with serious illnesses or injuries, students should visit the clinic for vomiting, bleeding, appearing ill, and for any injury sustained while at school.  Old injuries and minor irritations such as chapped lips, paper cuts or hang nails should remain in class.  Students will be sent to the clinic at the teacher's discretion. 
 
If your student is seen in the clinic and does not have a fever or potential communicable disease, they will be sent back to class.  If your student needs to be excluded from school due to fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or any other communicable disease, you will be contacted by the nurse to pick your child up.  These students will not be permitted to ride the school bus.
 
Students are required to be fever free (temperature less than 100 degrees), without fever reducing medicine like Advil or Tylenol, and have no episodes of vomiting or diarrhea for at least 24 hours before returning to school. 
 
Notes excluding students from PE should be sent to the clinic.  Parents may write a note excusing their student from PE for up to 3 days.  If the student requires more than 3 days, a doctor's note is required.
 
All medication should be brought to the clinic in the original container and signed in by the parent/guardian.  All prescription medications must have a signed order from a practitioner with prescribing authority in Texas (doctor, nurse practitioner, dentist, etc.)  Students are not permitted to carry medication, unless they have special permission from their doctor for certain emergency medications.  If your student requires emergency medication, please contact me and I will get the appropriate form to you.  Medication will only be released to a parent/guardian.
 
Thank you for your cooperation.  I look forward to partnering with you for a successful, healthy school year!
 
Amanda Sanchez, RN
Tomball Junior High Nurse