Welcome Fort Sam Houston Elementary Parents!
It is my pleasure and honor to work with you and your children. Please read the Health information provided in the Student-Parent Handbook. It will provide you the guidelines for health services within FSHISD.
Have you heard of a clothing closet?
Is your child in Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, or First Grade? Be sure they keep a change of clothes with them at school each day. It is easier to provide them a change of clothes should an accident happen and not bother you at work. We have some donated garments that we can change your child into, but your child's own clothing is always better. Do you have a FSHE student in PK-5th Grade? If your child is outgrowing any clothes, please feel free to donate them to our Clothing Closet which allows us to provide clean, dry clothing to your child in the event of an accident. This includes all sizes as students in upper grades can also have accidents during lunch, science experiments, and other times that their clothing can become soiled by outside events.
Here are some healthy habits for you and your family.
Breakfast - A study reported in the Journal of School Health concluded that students who skip breakfast are less attentive, have higher cholesterol levels, and have lower scores on standardized tests. Tardiness and absenses are markedly lower among breakfast-eaters.
Bedtime - Children thrive on routine, so it is important to establish a bedtime routine.
Head lice prevention - Pediculosis (head lice) is often common among school age children. Persistent head itching and nits (dandriff like, white egg cases) are the signs to look for. Sharing of hats, combs, and close contact will allow the insects to spread. Please contact the nurse if your child has head lice. This will allow us to work together to change the situation.
Please remind your child about frequent hand washing and coughing in the bend of the elbow.
Please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and concerns.
Mia Nolen, R.N., B.S.N.
Fort Sam Houston Elementary School
4351 Nursery Road
San Antonio, TX 78234
Phone: (210) 368-8840
School cell: (210) 618-4362
Clinic Fax: (210) 368-8821