Clinic phone number: 254-336-6677 Clinic fax number: 254-336-6684 Emails: Michelle.Knight@killeenisd.org, Christina.Chelby@killeenisd.org, (Clinic Staff:Michelle Knight, RN, Christina Chelby, RN and Clinic Aide Travis Collins, firstname.lastname@example.org
Saegert clinic is here to support learning. Our objective is to maintain a nurturing and caring atmosphere where students feel comfortable addressing their needs. It is our mission to deliver safe and competent care for those students attending our school.
Saegert 24-hour policy
Keep your child at home if he/she...
*has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher *is vomiting or has diarrhea
Students must be symptom free for at least 24 hours without preventative medication. For a student sent home from the clinic, at a minimum, the 24-hour rule begins when the student is signed out from school.
Students who become ill at school are sent to the clinic for evaluation by the campus nurse. The campus nurse will call the parent if a student needs to go home or needs to talk personally to the parent. An ill student must leave school through the clinic.
Please call the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as pink eye, strep throat, chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, ringworm, flu or has vomiting and/or diarrhea.
It is very important for your student's teacher and the school nurse to be aware of ANY medical conditions your child may have such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Problems, Seizures, ADD/ADHD, Allergies (especially those requiring an Epi-Pen or Benadryl), etc.
Students must have written permission for the administration of ANY medication made by a parent, guardian or physician. The school nurse CANNOT give ANY medication without written permission from you. Consent must be updated annually. Medications are kept in the clinic. Students may not bring any medication to or from school at any time.
Written Permission Includes the following information:
- Physician's Name if Prescription Medication
- Child's name
- Name of the medication
- Dosage to be given
- Time to be given
- Signature of Parent or Guardian All prescription and nonprescription drugs must be in their original container, including cough drops. All medications (prescription and nonprescription) brought to the school must be taken to the school clinic immediately upon arrival. Students CANNOT self-administer medication in the classroom.
Change of clothes
If your student is entering a Pre-K or Kindergarten, it is mandated that your child bring a season appropriate change of clothing that is placed in a zip locked bag or grocery bag labeled with the child’s name. Also, please discuss with your child the need to tell a staff member when they need to use the restroom and the importance of not waiting too long. Your student will not be dismissed from campus walking, riding a bus, or going to daycare until he/she is changed into clean clothing.
Things we DO in the clinic:
- Ensure all students are up to date on their vaccinations.
- Send students home who have a fever equal to or greater than 100 degrees, active vomiting, severe acute injury (potentially broken bone, limb, or digit, concussion) or open injury (laceration).
- First aid
- Administer medications that must be given during school hours.
- Vision, Hearing, and Scoliosis Screening for certain grades.
- Provide annual puberty education to Fifth Grade students (with parent approval).
- Facilitate medical collaboration for students with accommodations required from an acute need when they are substantiated with a physician’s order/letter. This request must be time specific for each accommodation. The clinic DOES NOT:
- Provide over the counter medications for student administration.
- Provide crutches, wheelchairs, or medical devices for student’s use.
- Provide snacks or other necessities (lotion, body spray, etc.)
- Keep students out of class for cramps or undocumented headaches.
- Diagnose medical conditions.
- Call parents for every visit to the clinic. We call for head injuries OR when a student needs picked up from school for illness or injury. Other calls may be made if time allows as a courtesy. We encourage students to communicate with parents about any clinic visits each day and to take parent the yellow copy of clinic visit form to help answer any questions they may have.
- Send health related information to outside entities or businesses without written consent from the student’s legal parent or guardian.
QUESTIONS/CHANGE IN CONTACT INFORMATION
Please feel free to contact the school nurse with any concerns or questions. Please ensure that the school nurse is updated with phone numbers, emergency contacts and emails where you can be reached. This can be done with the front office staff at Saegert.