The Health Services Team of GISD
Welcomes You!The nurses of Gonzales ISD would like to welcome you and thank you for visiting Gonzales ISD Health Services.As school nurses, we are very interested in the health and safety of each child. We feel health and learning go hand in hand; and that healthy children learn better and faster. We work together for children’s health “to guarantee that each student fully realizes his or her individual potential.”Please contact your child's health office with questions or concerns you may have about your child’s health needs.
Any person experiencing fever of 100.4°F or higher or who is feeling ill with COVID-19 symptoms, should not come to school and should contact their health care provider for guidance.
- Increased Cough
- Shortness of Breath
- Sore throat
- Vomiting or nausea
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Congestion or runny nose
If a student has a medical emergency at school or a school-related activity when the parent cannot be reached, the school will need to have written parental consent to obtain emergency medical treatment and have all pertinent health information available. Parents are asked each year to complete an emergency care consent form. Parents should keep emergency care information up-to-date at all times. Please contact the health office to update information.
STUDENTS WILL BE SENT HOME IF:
- Their temperature is 100.4 degrees F or higher
- They are actively vomiting
- They have diarrhea
- They need to be seen by a physician
- They have a contagious illness
- The school nurse feels it is in their best interest
- It is asked that students be kept at home when ill, and they have a normal temperature (less than 100.4 F) for 24 hours after any illness without the use of fever-reducing medication before returning to school.
- Medications (prescription or over-the-counter) are NOT supplied by the school. Medication should NEVER be delivered by the child. Parents MUST bring medications to the health office and fill out a Medication Administration Form (one form for each medication). Medications MUST be in their original container. We request that you ask the pharmacist to give you two labeled prescription bottles so that you have one bottle at home and one at school. For inhalers, please ask the pharmacist to apply the label around the inhaler instead of the box of the inhaler. Please allow time for a pill count to be performed on all controlled medications. A new medication form will need to be completed and signed by the doctor for any medication changes.
- Food allergies of any kind are not recognized by our cafeteria staff unless we have a Food Allergy Action Plan signed by a doctor. The forms are available from the school nurse.