Nurse: Susan Tilleman, RN
Health Aide: Amber Nunn-Watson
Clinic Hours of Operation: School days, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
HOW TO BE A HEALTHY METZGER STUDENT
· Eat breakfast every day.
· Keep your emergency contact telephone numbers up to date with the clinic. New Age, Grade, Health and Residence (Emergency Contact) cards need to be submitted to the clinic at the beginning of each school year. (See the Clinic Forms link on the left side of this page.)
· Notify the clinic of any special health needs. Paperwork from your doctor may be needed. Updated doctors' orders and Asthma Action Plans are needed at the beginning of each school year. (See the Clinic Forms link on the left side of this page.)
· Stay home if you have a fever of 100o or greater.
· Take care of illness and injuries before coming to school.
· Practice good hygiene.
· Wear weather-appropriate clothing.
· Get plenty of exercise.
· Eat a well-balanced diet.
· Maintain a healthy weight.
· Get enough sleep at night.
· Stay away from drugs, alcohol, and tobacco products.
· Keep up to date with your immunizations. Remember to submit a copy of your updated immunization record to the clinic whenever you receive another immunization. Immunization records can be faxed to (210) 945-6967, marked "ATTN: Clinic," or mailed to:
Metzger Middle School
7475 Binz Engleman
San Antonio, TX 78244-3501
TEXAS VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS
Per Texas law, students may not attend school without proof of up-to-date immunizations. Clinic immunization records are available to parents during the school year through the ParentCenter link on the left side of this page. Information about San Antonio Metropolitan Health District immunization clinics and Texas vaccination requirements are also available through links on the left side of this page. Please bring a copy of your student's immunization records when registering.
Most students who were enrolled in the fifth grade in a Texas school during the 2016-2017 school year will not need additional vaccinations before entering the sixth grade. However, sixth-grade students who will be 14 years of age or older will need proof of a tetanus-diphtheria-containing vaccination (Td or Tdap) within the past ten years before registration.
SIXTH-GRADE PARENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO GET THE VACCINATIONS WHICH ARE REQUIRED FOR SEVENTH-GRADE BEFORE THE END OF THEIR STUDENT'S SIXTH-GRADE SCHOOL YEAR.
All seventh-grade students will need proof of both a tetanus-diphtheria-containing vaccination (Td or Tdap) within the past five years and one meningococcal vaccination before registration.
Most students who were enrolled in a Texas school during the 2016-2017 school year will not need additional vaccinations before entering the eighth and ninth grades. However, students will need proof of a tetanus-diphtheria-containing vaccination (Td or Tdap) within the past ten years before registration if more than ten years have passed since receiving their last tetanus-diphtheria-containing vaccination. Also, starting in August of 2017, all repeat eighth-grade students will also need proof of two Hepatitis A vaccinations on file in the clinic before registration.
JUDSON ISD MEDICATION POLICY
· Medication may not, under any circumstances, be in the student’s possession during the school day unless it is prescribed for asthma or anaphylaxis. Students are only allowed to carry prescribed asthma or anaphylaxis medication once the proper paperwork has been submitted to the clinic and approved by the nurse and principal. (See the Clinic Forms link on the left side of this page.) Possessing, exhibiting, distributing or using non-prescription drugs, dietary or herbal drugs except in conformance with Board policies FFAC (Legal) and FFAC (Local) is a Level II “Major” Offense, with severe disciplinary consequences.
· Clinic personnel will only administer medication prescribed to be given during school hours. Generally medication prescribed to be given one, two, or three times a day should be given at home. Medication must be in the original container, with a current pharmacy label attached. The proper paperwork must also be on file in the clinic. (See the Clinic Forms link on the left side of this page.)
· Instructions on prescription labels must match current doctors’ orders and parent permission forms on file in the clinic. New written doctors’ orders, a new prescription label, and a new parent permission form are required whenever the physician makes medication, dosage, or timing changes. (See the Clinic Forms link on the left side of this page.)
· Non-prescription medicine other than Tylenol will not be administered at school unless it is accompanied by written instruction for its use from a physician and a signed parent request. Parents should feel free to come to school to administer non-prescription medication to their child as needed. School personnel can administer Tylenol for non-trauma headaches or menstrual cramps as directed by the district physician if a signed permission form is on file in the clinic. (See the Clinic Forms link on the left side of this page.)
· Parents are encouraged to pick up remaining medication at the end of the school year. Medication left in the clinic will be discarded.
· New care plans and medication permission forms are needed at the beginning of each school year. (See the Clinic Forms link on the left side of this page.)
SPECIAL DIETARY NEEDS
Special dietary needs forms are available at the following site:
AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR (AED) LOCATIONS
Automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are portable electronic devices that are used to analyze a person’s heart rhythm and deliver a potentially life-saving electric shock to the heart if needed. Metzger Middle School has two AEDs, kept in the following locations:
· Marked cabinet in the clinic
· Coaches' office in the boys' locker room