Instructor: Nurse Shannon Burnett
Welcome to the Ridgewood Nurse's Station. I am excited to be back and start the new year. I have always enjoyed caring for others and helping them in their time of need. I love working with kids and I look forward to helping the kids of Ridgewood stay healthy and safe all year. Children's education is very important to me, so it is my goal to keep your kids happy and healthy so they can be in the classroom learning. I am always available to care to for your child's illness or injury and please feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I would love to keep an open line of communication with parents so that I can assure you your child is getting the best possible care. I love getting to know all the wonderful kids and families here at Ridgewood!
If your child needs medication at school it must be in the original container or prescription bottle. Forms are available in my office. The form must include name, correct dosage, and time. Any medication taken on a daily basis or prescription medication will need a form for the doctor to sign. Please call with any questions. Below I have added a link for each form. Simply print the one you need, …
Please make sure that you are keeping me updated on your child's medical needs. For the new school year please take to the time to update your Emergency card information. As things change or come up during the year in regards to these medical needs please contact me so we can discuss them. This will allow me to provide the best possible care to your child. I should always be informed of any …
If your child has any allergies or medical conditions it is imperative that we stay in touch as the year goes on. I always have my door open and you are welcome to stop by at any time to discuss any and all medical conditions. As we start this school year please make sure to speak with me about ANY allergies or health conditions your child has. I will do everything possible to best accommodate …
Each day, many parents are faced with the decision of whether to keep their sick children home or send them to school. Often the way a child looks and acts can make the decision easier. The following guidelines should be considered:
• Fever. The child should remain at home with a fever greater than 100 degrees. The child can return to school after he/she has been fever free for 24 hours …
1. STAY INFORMED
TexasFlu.org is the DSHS site for flu information in Texas. Bookmark it. Sign up to receive Twitter and e-mail notices when information is posted. Dial 2-1-1 for flu information and vaccination locations.
2. GET vaccinated
Get a flu vaccination now. It’s the best way to protect yourself and others.
3. STOP THE SPREAD
Wash your hands frequently. Cover your coughs and …