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 have worked as a full-time school nurse for the past 3 years. I’d love to go back to school for my masters but for the time being my 4 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.
Here are a few guidelines that are so important to me:
- Please make sure your child eats a healthy breakfast! I find that this is the number 1 culprit of stomachaches and headaches ☹. We need fuel to be able to learn all the new things that are going on at school every day!
- If your child has a temperature of 100.0 or greater, please keep them at home! They cannot return to school until they have been fever-free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of medications.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and office number is 972-350-8808.
Here’s to another great year!
Es Lee BSN, RN