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From the desk of Nurse Allen

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Welcome Back!!!
It’s our pleasure to take care of your children at The Varnett Public School. A healthy mind and a healthy body are the keys to academic excellence. Nurses from all three campuses are here to assist your child in staying healthy. As school nurses, we do not diagnose. We  assess your child’s health and make recommendations based upon each individual. Our door is always open to you to discuss any concerns that you may have.


It is imperative that you maintain your child’s immunizations required by the state of Texas. If your child’s immunizations are incomplete, your child will not be able to remain in school until immunizations are current. For a complete list of required immunizations, please see your child’s doctor.


A request form for administering medication must be signed and completed by the parent and returned to my office before medication can be given to your child. As the school nurse, I do not administer over-the-counter medications. All medications must be prescribed by a physician and must be brought to school by an adult in its original labeled container. If your child has allergies, please have them documented in writing.

Food Allergies

If your child is allergic to certain foods, a doctor’s note informing the school is required. 

Head Lice

Hundreds of days are missed each school year because of head lice infestation. A child found to have eggs (nits) or lice must be excluded from school until treated with an effective pediculicide shampoo. Upon returning to school, parents must bring the child to my office to recheck the child’s hair. The bed sheets, blankets, pillows, and the entire home environment should be treated as well. If you should notice head lice in your child’s hair, please inform us as soon as possible. Follow-up screening will be done in your child’s classroom. Lastly, teach your child to not share combs, brushes, hats or scarves with anyone.

Keep Your Child Home

  • If the student has a temperature of 100 degrees or higher, he or she must be fever free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours.
  • If the student has vomiting or diarrhea, the child must be symptom free for at least 24 hours before returning to school. If your child has inflamed/pink eyes, a doctor’s note is required to return to school.  If inflammation is due to allergies, the doctor must document it. 
  • If the student has a medical condition that will spread from one person to the next (contagious), for example, the flu, strep throat, chickenpox or infectious pink eye. A doctor's note is required in order for a child to return to school.
Here are the contact numbers for each campus:
East: 713-637-6574
Northeast: 713-631-4396
Southwest: 713-723-4699
Thank you for making The Varnett Public School your school of choice.
Nurse Allen
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