Hello! My name is Jennifer Raffety, aka “Nurse Jenn”
I am the new full-time RN on campus. I am excited to be a part of the Challenger family! I received my BSN from The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. I am married with 2 kids and 2 dogs.
My main concern is keeping the students safe and healthy so they can receive the education they need to succeed. Please make sure your contact information is up to date in skyward so that you may be contacted in case of an emergency. Call or email me with any questions or concerns.
Direct line: 832-736-6462 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW:
WHEN SHOULD I KEEP MY CHILD AT HOME?
Students should stay home when they have a fever of 100 degrees or higher. They should remain home until they are fever free for 24 hours without any fever reducing medication.
Students should stay home if they are vomiting or have diarrhea. Students must be free of symptoms for 24 hours before returning to school.
Students should stay home if they have a contagious rash.
Students should stay home if they have untreated pink eye.
Students should stay home if they have any communicable diseases.
When your child does return to school, please remember to send an excuse note to your child’s teacher. Also report any absences online at PISD, parents tab, absence reporting.
Please use the link above to register/consent to covid testing. This form replaces the original one used on Skyward.
Students can be tested on campus. Staff can be tested at the Rapid Testing Center.
Students attending public school are required to meet the Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements. You will be notified if your child needs any immunizations throughout the school year or over the summer. Please make this a top priority if your child needs an immunization and return proof of immunizations to school.
Please notify the school of any changes in information on your child’s emergency card. Often when a child becomes ill at school a parent cannot be reached. Make sure your emergency contact numbers stay accurate.
When possible, all medication should be given at home. However, some medication will be dispensed at school according to the following guidelines:
If a medication is required at school, you may complete a 10-day medication administration form available in the nurse’s office.
After 10 days, a physician’s authorization permit will be required. This includes all prescription as well as over-the-counter medications. (Antibiotics may be given before school, after school and at bedtime.)
All medication must be provided by the parent in the original container.
All medication must be brought to the clinic on arrival to school.
The student may not carry on him/herself nor administer to him/herself any medication.
The school nurse will supervise the storing and dispensing of medication.
A child is excluded from school until treated with an appropriate medicated shampoo. Upon returning to school, they must come to the clinic for a head check. It is important to develop a routine at home to check your child for lice.
Vision and hearing are screened during the fall for Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade and Third Grade. You will be notified if your child needs any further evaluation.
TIPS FOR STAYING HEALTHY!!
Frequent hand washing to reduce the spread of germs
Good Nutrition - Eat breakfast and follow the food pyramid guidelines
Get at least 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep at night
Drink 6 – 8 glasses of water a day
Avoid over-scheduling activities – allow for “downtime”
Build exercise into family routines
Schedule regular Doctor and Dental visits