Nurse Sheets

Kimberly Sheets, RN

Nurse Sheets has been in in FISD for 28 years. After attending the University of Oklahoma, she graduated from the University of Texas Nursing School in Houston. She was a nurse at St. Luke’s Hospital for 2 years. Several summers, Nurse Sheets was a camp nurse at the Friends church camp in Kansas. She is married to Duane and has 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

Contact for: Kimberly Sheets
281-482-0111

Goals

Promote health to allow students to learn at their optimum capacity. Some of the issues the school nurse deals with include diabetes, asthma, allergies, lice, strep, upper respiratory illnesses, mono, screening for vision, hearing and scoliosis, faculty conferences, special needs children, immunizations, communicable diseases and medical records.

Important Message

To protect the health of everyone on our campuses, please follow the requirements for sending students to school:
FEVER: Students must be free of fever for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol/Motrin.
STREP: Be on antibiotic for 24 hours.
VOMITING/DIARRHEA: No symptoms for 24 hours
If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.

Heath Links

Flu Season: 
http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect
Head Lice: 
http://www.headlice.org/
Asthma and Allergy: 
http://www.aafa.org/
Food Allergy:  
http://www.foodallergy.org/


Notes from the Nurse

All of the Windsong students are up to date on immunizations and will not need any more state required immunizations until entering the 7th grade. However,per Texas Law, the following immunizations must be obtained prior to registering your child for the 7th grade:
*Meningococcal Vaccine
*TDAP Booster
If your student receives these immunizations while attending Windsong, please submit the shot record to the nurse at Windsong. Anytime your child receives an immunization, please send a copy of the record to the appropriate school nurse so that records can be updated.

Diabetes is hurting our kids. More children and teens are suffering from the type that used to occur only in adults (called type 2 diabetes). Major physical signs found in children are:
1. Obesity
2. High blood pressure
3. Family history of diabetes
Avoid being overweight. It’s the single most important thing a family member can do to stop Type 2 diabetes. Physical activity and healthy eating are the only ways to control weight.

Protect your skin, even in the Fall and Winter. The incidence of skin cancer is on the rise. In Texas, one in three people will develop skin cancer in his/her lifetime. The increase is considered to be related to overexposure to the ultraviolet rays and blistering sunburns BEFORE the age of 18.

PREVENTION is the PROTECTION!!
SO…
SLIP! on a shirt,
SLOP! on some SPF 15+ sunscreen,
and SLAP! on a hat, everyday.


FAQ

1. May students take medications at school?
Yes. Medications must be kept in the nurse’s office, in the original labeled container and accompanied by a note from the parent/guardian indicating amount and time to be given. Medication permission forms may be downloaded from the Windsong website.

2. After an illness, when may my child return to school?
Free of fever, vomiting and diarrhea for 24 hours; or, when a doctor releases the child to return to school as long as your child meets the fever-free policy. Fever free means without acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

3. What are the differences between the flu and a cold?
A. Fever: With the flu, it is characteristic and comes suddenly; with a cold, it’s rare.
B. Headache: It’s a prominent symptom of the flu but rare with a cold.
C. General Aches: With the flu, aches are usual and often severe; with a cold, they’re slight.
D. Fatigue: Fatigue is extreme with the flu and can last 2 to 3 weeks; a cold leaves you mildly fatigued.
E. Runny Nose: Sometimes you’ll have a runny nose with the flu, but it’s common with a cold.
F. Sore Throat: Sometimes it accompanies the flu, it’s common with a cold.
G. Cough: It is common with the flu and can become severe; a cold brings a mild, hacking cough