Hiya! My name is Esther Lee (I go by Nurse Es or Nurse Lee) and I’m the nurse here at Creek Valley Middle School! I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from West Coast University-Dallas and LOVE being a Registered Nurse. I worked at Methodist Dallas Medical Center for a few years and was a substitute nurse in a different district. I decided to flip around and work as a full-time school nurse (it's been over 3 years now full time!). I’d love to go back to school for my masters but for the time being my 3 boys, husband, and 2 giant doggies keep me busy!
My number one goal here at Creek Valley is to keep all our Wildcat students healthy.
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Please review the few guidelines below that will help you to maximize your immune system (for both parents and students)!
- Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast! Nutritious meals throughout the day is essential for your body to keep working in tip top shape!
- Getting ample sleep is very important since it is a time of rest and healing for your body. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has recommended that children aged 6–12 years should regularly sleep 9–12 hours per 24 hours and teenagers aged 13–18 years should sleep 8–10 hours per 24 hours.
- Wash hands!!!! Sing the ABC song to help you monitor how long you should wash your hands. Remember, its not the amount of soap/hand sanitizer that is important, it is the FRICTION so rub your hands well! In between fingers, even under fingernails (keep them cut short to prevent dirt and bacteria build up), the backs of your hands and even your wrists.
- Drink plenty of water! Since our body is made up mostly of water, it is very important that you replenish your supply daily. 60-70 ounces of water a day is recommended for Middle School Students.
- Take showers regularly AND change your clothes, especially after going out to a public location where there are others around. This helps to prevent you spreading germs in your house after coming home.
- Get some exercise! Going outside for a walk, bike/scooter ride, etc will help boost your immune system! The Vitamin D that you will get from the sun is also beneficial. Make sure to wear sunblock!
If you have any questions/concerns, please do not hesitate to email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org or call 972-350-8808!
Reasons the School Nurse will Recommend a student go home:
- Temperature of 100 or above
- Signs and symptoms of strep throat or flu
- Symptoms of "Pink Eye"
- Witnessed or continual vomiting
- Multiple episodes of diarrhea
** District policy states that students must be fever-free, with no vomiting or diarrhea (without the use of medication), for 24 hours before returning to school.**
- Students should always notify their parent from the Health Room/Nurse Office if they are feeling ill and need to go home. Failure to call from the Nurse’s Office will result in an unexcused absence. If your student texts requesting to go home, please instruct them to get their teacher’s permission to come to the health room.
- Please make sure all the phone numbers on Skyward is current! This helps me to communicate quickly with you regarding clinic visits and emergent situations.
- Students may carry over the counter medications in their original container with a note from parent(s) or with the form titled 'Permission to carry over the counter medications'.
- Prescription medications must be brought to the nurse with a note from parents. All medications must be in the original container and prescribed for the student. Students may self-carry most non-narcotic prescriptions once approved by the nurse. Any controlled substance, narcotic and some other medications will need to be kept in the health room and given by the nurse.
- Asthma inhalers may be carried by students with the form 'Emergency Medication Self-Carry Agreement'. Please call the nurse with any questions.
- Students with life threatening allergies should carry emergency medication while at school and are encouraged to keep extra in the health room. Please notify the school nurse if your student has any prescribed emergency medication, such as an Epi Pen, and complete the 'Allergy Action Plan' and 'Emergency Medication Self-Carry Agreement' forms.
If you have any questions or concerns, let’s talk! My email email@example.com and office number is 972-350-8808.
Here’s to another great year!
Es Lee BSN, RN