Welcome to the Beckham Elementary School CLINIC website!!
There is very important and HELPFUL information for you and your student here. We look forward to helping your student have a safe, happy, and healthy year!! Please help us by reading the rest of this webpage and call or email us if you have questions or concerns. Thank you.
Clinic # 682-867-6606
Fax # 682-867-6617
If your child is prone to having bathroom accidents PLEASE send a change of clothes with them to school every day. There are designated times students are given bathroom breaks, BUT all students are allowed to go to the bathroom when they absolutely need to.
Please be sure your child is given a bath/shower or is bathing themselves daily even if they don't look dirty. Our students participate in physical activity every day and many times outside. By doing this, the student feels better and the chance for infection or other health issues decreases.
No medications will be given in AISD elementary schools without a doctor's written order. Please click on the link below for the AISD Medication Administration Form. Note: The AISD form does NOT have to be used. The doctor/medical facility may use their own as long as the order is signed by the doctor and a parent.
Please bring the medication that matches the order written by the doctor. For breathing treatments, please bring the tubing, chamber, and nebules. Expired medication will not be accepted.
Antibiotics which are given three times a day can be given before school, after school, and at bedtime.
The AISD Health Services Department provides the following information:
Keep Your Child at Home When:
Child has a temperature of 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 37.7 degrees Celsius or higher
Child has diarrhea or vomiting
Child has a rash of unknown origin
Child has red, runny eyes or wakes up with eyes "glued" shut
Child complains of ear pain with or without fever
Your Child May Return When:
Fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or other fever reducers
Child is free of diarrhea and vomiting for 24 hours
You have consulted a healthcare professional*
You have consulted a healthcare professional* for the appropriate antibiotic therapy
You have consulted a healthcare professional* for the appropriate care.
* Upon returning to school the child must bring a signed release from the health care
professional to the school nurse's office, or report to the nurse free of symptoms.
You know your children best, if they don't seem well, they probably aren't. Keep them home and consult a health care professional if necessary.
Please keep emergency phone numbers current in the clinic - Your Child May Need You!
NO BUMP, NO BRUISE, NO REDNESS, NO ICEPACK
Part of our job is to educate students about when students need medical treatment. We do not give ice packs when a student "just wants one" to make them feel better. They are a distraction in class when they are unnecessary. If a student does have the above symptoms and we feel an icepack will help, they will receive one.
The following are the guidelines AISD nurses/teachers use when a student may be in distress. Your student may NOT always need to be sent to the clinic. Please read the following carefully.
ARLINGTON ISD HEALTH SERVICES
GUIDELINES FOR CLINIC VISITS
Teachers should send a Clinic Referral/Report with each student that indicates the problem or complaint. Except for extreme emergencies, students will not be seen without a pass. The yellow copy will be returned to the student when they are sent back to class.
-FOR SERIOUS FALL OR ACCIDENTS WHERE HEAD, NECK, SPINAL OR UPPER LEG INJURY IS SUSPECTED, DO NOT MOVE STUDENT. SEND FOR NURSE. SHE WILL ASSESS THE STUDENT TO DETERMINE IF EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (911) SHOULD BE CALLED.
Reasonable expectations for self-care in classroom or restroom:
-Each teacher will have a supply of Band-Aids and disposable gloves in the classroom:
-First indications of stomachache, headache, nausea, dizziness, or “not feeling well”: put their head on desk to rest, go to the bathroom, get a drink, sit trash can by the desk, see if lunch helps, wait a little while to see if it will go away.
-Contact lenses: Student should provide their own solution for cleaning/reinserting lenses. Students who wear contact lenses to school should be able to insert and remove the lenses themselves.
A student should stay in class:
-For the first 45 minutes of instructional time of the school day unless they are bleeding, vomiting, or cannot breathe. They were sent to school by their parents. The nurse needs this time for confidential phone call return and planning/documentation. (Elementary: 8:20-9:05, Jr. High 8:55-9:40, High School 7:35-8:20)
-When someone else thinks he/she “looks” sick or “looks” feverish, but the student feels fine
-When an old, healed abrasion (scab) is merely sore or itches
-When there is soreness from an old injury. If no bump, bruise, swelling, redness or is more than 24 hours after injury—no ice should be given—it won’t help
-When a physician or parent applied a bandage, clinic personnel are not to reapply or change it. A physician’s order is required to reapply or change elastic or sterile bandages.
-When a student regularly finds excuses to leave class and rarely has to go or stay home because of illness
-When student frequently asks to go to clinic at same time of day
-When a loose tooth is merely annoying to student and/or teacher
Valid reasons for leaving class and going to the clinic:
-Significant vomiting (not just spitting up or phlegm)
-A headache, stomach ache, “not feeling well” persists beyond 45-60 minutes or is sudden onset and severe
-Loss of consciousness
-Seizures (after consciousness returns)
-Symptoms of infection in any area (redness, heat, pain, swelling, pus)
-Earache (never put anything into the ear)
-Exhibits symptoms of known chronic illness
-Injury to head, eyes, face, ears
-Bone/joint injury (fracture, dislocation, sprains, strains)
-Severe allergic reaction—generalized hives, itching or swelling of the mouth or throat, constriction of the chest, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness or wheezing
-Nosebleed—use a tissue or gauze to pinch own nose closed, breath through mouth and walk to clinic
-Splinters—imbedded splinters cannot be removed in the clinic, but will be cleaned and covered
Please always feel free to call and speak with me about any concerns you have.