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Nurse

Veronica Vargas, Nurse
My name is Veronica Vargas, your child's School Nurse. My goal as school nurse, is to help children to be present in the classroom, as much as possible, utilizing their maximum capability to learn. I have been a Licensed Vocational Nurse since August 2000. I graduated from Stroman High school and Victoria College. I have been a School Nurse since August 2007. I have been the Nurse at Torres since it opened in 2009. I am married and have two awesome kiddos Alejandra and Alvaro. We enjoy traveling and spending time together. I look forward to a great and healthy year for all our staff and students at Torres.

When your child is ill, please contact the school to let us know he or she won’t be attending that day.

If your child has a fever 100.0 degrees or higher, he or she must stay out of school until fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medications. In addition, students with diarrheal illnesses must stay home until they are diarrhea free without diarrhea-suppressing medications for at least 24 hours.

It is very important that you keep a current phone number with the Nurse in case your child is ill and needs to be picked up.

 

When it is necessary for your child to receive medication during the school day:

* Parents/guardians must provide all medications and sign the Medication Administration Request form.

* All medication must be in the original container, clearly labeled with the student’s name, the dosage, and directions for administration. Over the counter doses must not exceed the recommended doses and directions of the bottle unless accompanied by a physician’s order.

* The Medication Administration Request form must be completed each year and when there are any changes to the original request. A separate form must be completed for each medication.

* Only FDA approved pharmaceuticals (prescription and non-prescriptions) manufactured with in the United States will be administered. Homeopathic preparations and allergy injections will not be accepted.

* A written physician’s request is required for any medication administered longer than ten days.

* Sample medications from a physician must have written instructions from the physician.

* In the interest of safety for all students, medications must be transported to or from school by a parent/guardian.

* At the end of the school year, all medication that has not been picked up by a parent/guardian will be destroyed.

 

All medication, whether prescription or nonprescription, must be kept in the nurse’s office and administered by the nurse or another authorized district employee.