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Instructor: Mrs. Burnett   
Welcome to the Nurse's Web Page
I am so excited about the new school year!   It has always been a privilege to "share" your kiddos with you.  At the beginning of each new school year, I weigh and measure our students, as well as do vision and hearing screenings.  If you have any  special needs or concerns that you want to share with me about "our" child, please feel free to call or come by my office for a visit.  Together,we can make this the best year ever for your child.  I look forward to it!

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As much as I would like to have your child at school every day, there are situations in which your child should not attend school.  Click on this text link to read a clear and concise article about when your child should not attend school.
Class Announcements
Bicycle Safety
If your child rides a bicycle to school, please read the information in the files provided (in the column to the right named "August") on bicycle safety so that we can help minimize the chances that your child might have a serious injury on the way to or from school. 
Emergency Cards
Emergency cards help us meet the needs of your child.  I will need to talk to you when your child is absent, but it is also crucial that I be able to reach you if your child becomes ill or has an accident while at school and might even require emgergency care.

Also, it is vital that I be provided your child's health history if I am to ensure that he or she always receives the care he or she might need.

Additionally, if your child rides the bus or rides home with a day care provider, then we need to be able to quickly reach you if your child misses his or her ride. 

Please make sure that your child's emergency card information is current at all times.  You will need to notify me immediately of any changes in the information you have provided in your child's emergency card.

Vision & Hearing Screening
I will also be performing tests to identify any areas of concern with our student's vision or hearing. Please click on the link below to the Texas Dept. of State Health Services to review our guidelines for these screening procedures. Parents (or legal guardians) will be contacted and advised of any abnormal screening result.
Routine Lice Check
As part of my routine procedure each year, every student will be checked for lice in order to ensure that an infestation of lice does not occur on our campus. Toward this purpose, any child will be sent home if they have head lice or nits.
Weighing & Measuring
Each student at Woodcrest Elementary will be weighed and measured as part of my initial health screening process, as per the guidelines by the Texas Dept. of Health, the Texas Education Agency, and our local School Board.
To avoid spreading germs...
Please keep your child home if he or she has vomited or had fever within the last twenty-four hours. Sending them back to school too soon often results in additional time lost for your child as well as other students. Thank you for your cooperation.
If your child needs medicine...
If your child will need to take a prescription medication during school hours, then the appropriate form must be signed by his or her physician, as well as you, the parent, before any medication may be administered. The prescription medicine must be brought to school in its original container, with its prescribing label in tact.

If your child requires over-the-counter medications, then the medicine must be brought to my office in its original container.

Please see the forms authorizing medication to be dispensed in certain conditions, and review the guidelines that we are required to follow to ensure the well-being and safety of your child. You may access the forms by clicking on "Important District Information" (see the files to the right) and then clicking on the appropriate file.
Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign
A recent survey conducted by the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) revealed that 72% of nurses working at schools have students who with a history of allergic reactions (or prior use of epinephrine) whose parents have not provided the school with the medication necessary to treat their child’s potentially severe allergic reaction. Due to the seriousness of this issue, NASN has launched an anaphylaxis awareness campaign. To view free informational resources provided to support this campaign, please click on the folder in the column to the right entitled, "Anaphylaxis Awareness Campaign."
Immunization Records
Your child must be current (or on schedule) with his or her immunizations to remain at school, so it is imperative that you see to his or her immunization requirements. If you have any questions you may call me or, if you prefer, you may click on the "Important District Forms" folder to the right, then click on "Contact Information for Immunization Clinics and Texas State Law Immunization Requirements" to evaluate your child's compliance with State law.
Let's do our part to stay healthy!
Practices that we can always do to help stay healthy include:

* always keep your hands clean -- wash, wash, wash, (germ-X is great!) and, remember, you must wash long enough (think singing Happy Birthday twice...if your singing is really bad, perhaps you could just count?)
* stay away from sick people
* don't touch your eyes, nose, and mouth unless absolutely necessary
* avoid crowds if possible
*eat healthy (I know...I know, but we can't give up our chocolate, can we?  We do have our limits!)
* get plenty of sleep

Don't panic...just remember to use reasonable precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones.  :-)
My Schedule

I usually go to lunch from approximately 11:00 through 11:30.  If you call while I am away from my desk, I would appreciate your leaving a thorough message with the:
  • date
  • time
  • your name
  • your phone number
  • your child's name and 
  • your child's teacher's name
Class Files
 Active Living Resources
Click on this folder to find safety documents courtesy of activelivingresources.org
 Important District Information
Please click on this folder to have access to important files containing information provided by our school district. If you have any questions, please contact me.
 Partnership for Food Safety Education - Fight BAC
Information on safe food handling.
 U. S. Dept. of Health & Human Services Food & Drug Administration
Click to view a collection of printable forms that can be used to keep a record of medicines taken by your family.
 U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security - FEMA - U.S. Fire Administration
Click on this folder to view various files regarding fire safety.
 United States Dept. of Agriculture Food and Nutriton Service's "My Pyramid" Resources
View "My Pyramid" resources designed to help children make good choices about food and physical activities.
 Children Still Suffocating with Plastic Bags.pdf
Public domain publication provided by http://www.cpsc.gov/
 Guidelines for Drawstrings on Children's Outerwear.pdf
Public domain publication provided by http://www.cpsc.gov/
 Paper Shredder Safety Alert.pdf
Public domain publication provided by http://www.cpsc.gov/
 Suffocation Danger Associated with Children's Balloons.pdf
Public domain publication provided by http://www.cpsc.gov/
Class Contacts
+ Burnett, Nurse
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