The mission of the HEB ISD professional school nurses is to advance the well- being, academic success, and life-long achievement of students while promoting the optimal level of wellness for students and staff.

Health Screening

Throughout the school year, many students, including all new to the district, and all seventh grade students, will receive a health screening. This screening will test for distance vision, hearing, height, weight, blood pressure and acanthosis nigricans (a skin condition that signals high insulin levels in the body). If a student is NOT within normal limits the parent/guardian will be contacted; a referral will be sent home with the student for the student to be seen by a health care professional for further follow up. Please return a copy of the referral and any physician recommendations. It is our desire that all students are healthy and capable of learning to their maximum potential for success in their education.

Medication at School

A student who must take temporary prescription medication during the school day, for example an antibiotic,  must bring a written request from his parent and the medication in the original, properly labeled container to the nurse. Prescription medication given longer than 10 consecutive school days must have the required physician authorization form on file in the clinic. If the medication is an over-the-counter medicine, the required medication form (See Document Manager) must be completed and signed by the physician and the parent prior to administering medication at school. The medication must also be in the original container as purchased. A student with asthma may carry their asthma inhaler if the required form is on file in the nurse’s office. If you have any questions, please contact the clinic at 817-399-3382 or via email. The fax number is 817-354-3357. If a student requires an Epi-pen there is a specific form for an action pan. Diabetic students please bring orders from your health care provider.  

Spinal Screening

All students in the eighth and ninth grades of school year 2016-2017 will have a spinal screening assessment. The purpose of this screening is to detect signs of abnormal curves of the spine at their earliest stages. This is typically done second semester. Your student can submit results from a professional exam in lieu of this screening at school.

 

The clinic can also make referrals to the clothes closet if your student is needing assistance with attire.