Dear Upper School Parents,
On Tuesday, September 1st, you will have the opportunity to bring in all prescribed and over-the-counter medications that your student will need for the upcoming school year. This will also be the scheduled time to fill out and/or turn in all necessary medical forms and action plans. This provides a great opportunity to discuss any concerns you may have regarding your student’s health with the campus nurse.
The following is a change of policy for the 2020-2021 school year:
Due to the coronavirus, the CDC recommends not using nebulizers during this time to limit the spread of the virus into the air. Great Hearts Irving Upper School will be a NEBULIZER-FREE campus until further notice. Doctors’ offices get busy as school approaches, so please reach out to them as soon as you can. You will need to request:
- An updated written Asthma Action Plan
- A quick-relief inhaler dedicated for school use only
- A spacer or valved holding chamber dedicated for school use only
- A peak flow meter dedicated for school use only
If your student will be self-carrying their inhaler this year, it is REQUIRED that they have the necessary paperwork filed with the clinic. An Asthma Contract must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, and a medical doctor.
I look forward to meeting with you all. Please do not hesitate to give me a call, (469-725-0014 Ext. 125) or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have questions.
Courtney Nolte, RN
Great Hearts, Upper School