Hello Parkview Families,
We are Brandi Chustz, RN and Aimee Hebert, RN and we make up the School Nurse team here at Parkview Baptist School. I, Brandi, graduated from Our Lady of the Lake College in 2002 in Nursing. I have been the nurse here at Parkview since 2008. I, Aimee, graduated from Southeastern University in 2005 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. I joined Brandi here at Parkview in August of 2016. Our goal is to ensure the health and safety of all the students and staff here at Parkview Baptist School. One of us is always here on campus during normal school hours. Our office is located on the first floor in the Elementary Building (Building G). Please feel free to contact us with any questions and/or concerns. We are happy to help in any way we can!
Here you will find lots of important, helpful and useful nurses notes and information. Please read them carefully and know that they are here if ever you need a reference.
First and foremost, the MOST important thing we ask of our parents is to please remind your child/children how important it is to wash their hands throughout the day. This alone can prevent the spread of numerous germs, infections and/or illnesses. It is especially important before they eat, after using the restroom or after they cough and/or sneeze. The magic number for them to remember when washing their hands is ~ 20 SECONDS. We ask that they always use soap and clean running water when washing their hands. Once their hands are all lathered up, it is important to wash in between their fingers and on the fronts and backs of their hands for at least 20 seconds. Then rinse thoroughly and dry.
Students with ANY of the following condition(s) WILL be sent home from school:
- Oral temperature of 100 degrees F or higher.
- Elevated (or possibly a normal temp) temperature combined with any of the following: a severe cold with yellow-green nasal discharge, excessive coughing, swollen glands with a sore throat, or skin rash.
- Eye(s) that are inflamed (red), excessively itching, crusty, burning with purulent (milky) discharge (example: Pink eye).
- Excessive drainage from ear(s).
- Any skin lesions or infections (examples include: impetigo, ringworm, Staph and scabies) until under treatment by their doctor.
- Diarrhea (two or more loose stools).
- Head Lice.
Students MAY RETURN to school when:
- Temperature is below 100 degrees F for at least 24 hours WITHOUT the use of ANY medications.
- NO vomiting and/or diarrhea for at least 24 hours WITHOUT the use of ANY medications.
- Contagious infections (example: pink eye, skin lesions/infections and strep throat) that have been treated for at least 24 hours with a prescription medication from his/her doctor.
- Students with head lice must be checked by the nurse before the student is able to return to school/class.
**For example: If your child checks out of school at 11:00 am due to fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea or other contagious infections (examples listed above), then he or she will not be able to return to school until the following day at 11:00 am. This is ONLY IF they have not received ANY medications during that time. The rule to remember is that they must be fever, vomiting and/or diarrhea free without ANY use of medications for 24 hours to be able to return to school. As for contagious infections, he or she will have to be on treatment prescribed by his or her doctor for at least 24 hours before coming back to school.**
Please remember to email your child’s teacher(s) AND the nurses about any diagnosis your child may have or get diagnosed with throughout the school year. Keeping us ALL informed and up to date is EXTREMELY important. We do not want anyone or anything to get overlooked.
Over the Counter Medication:
Any OTC medication (Examples: Tylenol, Motrin, Pepto, Benadryl, TUMS, Cough Drops, etc.) that is brought to school will have to have a “Student Medication Authorization Form” filled out. The link to this medication form is located below. We also have copies in the nurse’s office or in each division’s front office. The form and the medication must be brought to the nurse’s office brand new and unopened. We are required to call you each and every time an OTC medication is given.
Medication on Fieldtrips:
Students that are participating in ANY fieldtrip away from school that want and/or need to bring his/her Epi Pen, Inhaler or Prescription Medication MUST email their teacher and BOTH nurses to inform them to send it with the student’s teacher for that fieldtrip. We are asking you to do this at least TWO days prior to the fieldtrip. Please note that ANY Over the Counter Medications (Examples: Tylenol, Motrin, Pepto and Benadryl) WILL NOT be administered by ANY teacher while on a fieldtrip. The teacher will only carry minor first aid materials.
(Required if you wish medicine to be administered at school)