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Theresa Muesel, MSN, RN
Please feel free to call or email me with any health concerns regarding your student.
Please refer to the following link for the most up-to-date MISD health response to COVID-19
Reducing the risk and spread of COVID-19 is one of the most important parts of our jobs this year.
If your child is exhibiting multiple symptoms consistent with COVID-19, you will be required to pick them up from school in a timely manner and follow the return to school guidelines.
These symptoms include: fever equal or over 100.0 degrees, loss of taste or smell, cough, difficulty breathing, shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, chills, sore throat, shaking or exaggerated shivering, significant muscle pain or ache, diarrhea, nausea or vomiting.
Scenario 1: Your student is sent home with from school with fever, vomiting, diarrhea or symptoms listed above but has no known exposure to COVID-19.
- Student may return to school when symptoms have improved AND they have been fever free, vomit free and diarrhea free for at least 24 hours without any medications including Tylenol, ibuprofen, immodium etc.
Scenario 2: Your student is sent home with above symptoms AND they have had close contact with a COVID positive individual. They are suspected to have COVID-19 unless otherwise diagnosed by a licensed healthcare provider.
They will then have to remain home until they meet all three of the following criteria for return:
If you wish for your student to return before completing the above stay at home period you must:
Scenario 3: Someone your student has been in close contact with or someone in your household has tested positive for COVID-19.
Please contact the school. All students in the household will have to quarantine for 14 days from the last exposure. If the student develops symptoms of COVID-19 they will then follow Scenario #2.
You MUST contact the school nurse the day BEFORE reentering school to be cleared for return based on the criteria above. The student may not ride the bus or be dropped off at school until they have been cleared.
Students with the following NON-COVID-19 Related conditions shall be excluded from school:
** You must contact the school nurse BEFORE reentry. Please send a doctor's note or parent note upon returning to school when your student is out due to illness**
Montgomery ISD Medication Policy
**CHANGES FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR**
This year the clinic WILL NOT be accepting over the counter medications that could mask /treat symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, shortness of breath, headache, sore throat and body aches. These medications include Tylenol, ibuprofen, cough drops, cough and cold medications and allergy medications not part of an allergy plan. If your student needs one of these medications, I must have a doctor’s note and the condition for which to give the medication specified. At this time, nebulized medications WILL NOT be administered.
All medications must be brought to the clinic by an adult. Due to limited visitors at school, please schedule an appointment by contacting Nurse Muesel to drop off medication.
Prescription drugs and Non-prescription drugs:
receive an authorization to administer
medication form before a medication can be given. The form
is available in the
clinic or on our website. This form must be
signed by the
parent/guardian. Any medication being taken for >14 consecutive days, must also have the physician’s signature. In addition, the following must occur:
The following are medication forms that must be completed for the school year. If you have any questions regarding these forms please feel free to call or email me.
Medication Administration Form
MISD Student Asthma Action and Medication Form
MISD Allergy and Anaphylaxsis/Epi-Pen Form
Cafe Food Allergy Substitution Request Form
Seizure Action Plan
Please refer to the following reliable resources to learn about more information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wearing a mask, social distancing and basic preventive hygiene is key to remaining healthy and slowing the spread.
Please click on the following link on How to Protect Yourself
HealthyChildren.org - This website is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and is updated regularly regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. It has a lot of great information concerning the virus and children and families.
Coronavirus Government Website
CDC - COVID 19 Homepage
Johns Hopkins Real Time COVID-19 Case Map - This is a reliable and interesting real time tracking website of cases across the world.
Texas Department of State Health Services - for information about the COVID-19 pandemic from the state of Texas
COVID-19 Dashboard - Texas - Similar to the Johns Hopkins Dashboard but specifically for Texas
Montgomery County COVID19 Hub - Not only provides information on cases in Montgomery County, but also school and government closures
Montgomery County Health Department - for information regarding closures, precautions and cases in Montgomery County.
Texas school and child-care facility immunization requirements are
determined by the state legislature and set by the Texas Department of
State Health Services, in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency.
Maintaining adequate immunization rates in schools is critical to
preventing disease outbreaks and ensuring the health of Texas children.
All immunizations must be up-to-date before school starts.
State of Texas Immunization Page
Conscience Exemption of Immunizations
* DTaP combines protection against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
** MMR combines protection against measles, mumps, and rubella.
Express Family Clinic:
936-463-8104 or 281-742-0624
No appointment necessary, Immunizations/Flu Vaccines $10, School Physicals $30
Montgomery Police Department 936-597-6866
* Plastic Sterilite Drawers
*Underwear and socks sizes 3T to 16 boys and girls
*Gently worn shoes sizes 9-adult boys and girls
*New or gently worn shorts, pants, bottoms sizes 3T-16 boys and girls
Montgomery Independent School District, with an unyielding commitment to excellence, will provide a premier academic program that recognizes the unique potential of each student and integrates the intellectual, social, cultural and physical aspects of learning. This program will empower each student to become an eager lifelong learner committed to academic excellence, integrity, responsible citizenship and service to others.
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