NOTES FROM THE NURSE
Hi, I am Susan Williams, RN, the School Nurse here at E.P. Rayzor Elementary. I have been a nurse for 28 years and a school nurse for over 11 of those years. This is my sixth year in Denton ISD. I feel very blessed to be in Denton ISD, and especially at E.P. Rayzor. My standard hours are from 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. each school day. Please feel free to contact me at any time regarding the health of your child. My phone number is 940 369 4105 and my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. I want to partner with you to reach a higher level of health or to maintain the current level of health for your child!
Below are listed a few reminders:
- All medications that are to be administered at school require a doctor’s note (or pharmacy label if the medication is prescription) and a Medication Administration Request form.
- The students who are allowed to carry medication “on their person” are students who are diabetic or who have asthma or are at risk of anaphylaxis and will be self-administering medications for these conditions. There are certain criteria that apply to this situation; if you are interested, please let me know. Outside of these circumstances, students are not allowed to possess (have “on their person”) medicine at school.
- For information regarding the Denton ISD Medication Policy, see http://pol.tasb.org/Policy/Code/383?filter=FFAC.
- All Denton ISD elementary schools have an Outdoor Air Quality program. Specifics on this program include if the air quality level is yellow, the amount of time outside and the intensity or effort of exercise will be reduced. If the air quality level is orange, those students with respiratory conditions do not go outside UNLESS a written note is given to the school nurse, indicating the parents’ wishes for their child to be outside, regardless of their respiratory condition and regardless of the orange level of air quality. If the air quality level is red, then in an effort to protect the health of our children, none of our students will be going outside.
- Please provide a complete change of clothing to be kept in your child’s backpack. You might be surprised to see how many big strong 5th graders spill a whole bottle of water or carton of chocolate milk on their pants at lunch, not to mention other types of accidents that can occur!
- If your child has food allergies, asthma, or seizures, and you haven’t already done so, please complete, have your medical provider sign, and return the information that I will be sending home with your child shortly.