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South Euless Elementary Clinic

The clinic is designed to treat minor injuries and to act as a temporary waiting area for students who have become ill during the school day. Should a student become ill, persons designated on the enrollment card will be contacted to pick up the student. All telephone numbers should be updated immediately if changes occur during the school year. Students will be sent home and should stay home from school due to illness if any of the following are present:

  • fever of 100.4 degrees or higher;
  • vomiting;
  • itchy, red eyes with discharge;
  • unknown rash;
  • ringworm of the scalp (until treatment has been started);
  • head lice;
  • jaundice.

The Flu: What parents need to know to keep kids healthy! -The best way to prevent your child from getting the flu is to get a flu vaccine.

  • -Practice healthy habits such as:
  •  -Washing hands frequently with soap and warm water for 20 seconds(the time it takes to sing your ABC's or Happy Birthday!)
  • -Covering mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, dispose of tissue, and wash hands.
  •  -Disinfect frequently touched surfaces, toys and other commonly shared items.
  • -Do not share drinks, eating utensils, or cell phones.
  • -If someone in your home gets the flu, a doctor can prescribe medication that can prevent other family members from getting it.
  • -If your child has the flu, it is important that they stay home, rest, and drink plenty of fluids.

 Please notify school nurse of flu incidence.

IS IT COLD OR FLU? If you have a stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat and a hacking cough, you probably have a cold. If you have a high fever, severe headache, muscle and body aches, extreme tiredness and a dry cough, you probably have the FLU.

Medication at School

All medication should be given outside of school hours if possible. Only medication that is required to enable a student to stay in school will be given, and the following conditions apply:

  • All student medication must be kept in the clinic.
  • Medications must be in the original prescription or non-prescription container. The pharmacy will supply two (2) labeled bottles for this purpose. Medications will not be given if sent in baggies or unlabeled containers.
  • Written permission of the parent or guardian is required for the administration of all medications. Medication permission forms may be obtained from the nurse's office or downloaded using the link below. New permission forms are required each school year.
  • If the medication will be given longer than 10 days, we are required to have a physician signature on the medication form along with the parent signature. If you wish to fax us or have your physician fax us the permission form, our fax number is 817-354-3523. Ritalin, Focalin, Concerta and other controlled medications will require a physician's signature as well as the parent/guardian signature.
  • Medication samples must be accompanied by a written prescription. Please remember that any medication administered during school hours requires a physician signed permit.

You may contact the nurse at 817-399-3935 for any questions.