Hello, my name is Monica Dockery and this is my 2nd year as the District Nurse for Luling I.S.D. and Campus Nurse for Luling High School and Gerdes Jr. Hi School. I obtained my B.S.N. from Wayland Baptist University-San Antonio campus. I have 20 years nursing experience with the last 11 years in the school nursing field.
Please visit the Health Services Welcome letter for more information on bringing student medication to our campus, our district lice policy, and when to keep your sick child at home.
When to Keep Your Child at Home:
Keeping your child at home when he or she is sick is important for their recuperation as well as preventing the spread of disease to others at school. Remember, hand washing is the best way to prevent the spread of any illness! Here are some guidelines for deciding when to keep your child at home:
- If your child has a fever over 100 degrees, please keep them at home until they are fever free for 24 hours.
- If your child is sent home from school due to fever, the child will not be allowed back into school until they have been fever free for 24 hrs.
- Children with redness and discharge from one or both of their eyes should be kept home and evaluated by their care provider.
- If they are prescribed antibiotic ointment for their eyes, they should remain at home for 24 hours after the treatment has begun.
- If your child has symptoms such as a rash, lethargy, a severe, persistent sore throat or cough or difficulty breathing they should be kept at home and their doctor called.
- Keep your child at home if they have diarrhea or are vomiting. They should remain at home for at least 12 hours after the symptoms have subsided.
Feel free to contact me by phone or email, should you have any questions or concerns.