Meet Our Nurse
Phone: (210) 357-0801
Degrees and Certifications:
Hi, my name is Destiny Hawkins and I am happy to be your childs school nurse.
I worked as a Surgical Technologist for 6 years before becoming a Registered Nurse in 2018. I've worked on a Cardiac unit, med/surg unit and in mental/behavioral health before starting as a school nurse in 2020.
Throughout this school year all students that are in the seventh grade will have vision and hearing done as well as the girls in seventh grade will have scoliosis testing and the boys in the eighth grade will be screened for scoliosis. Any new students to our district in all sixth and eighth grade will also be screened.
The entire staff at Judson Middle school works together to help your students stay in class so they can reach their greatest potential while here with us.
Please feel free to email me or call the clinic staff with any questions or concerns.
Ms. Helen Miller is the health aide here at Judson MS and is able to assist you with any of your concerns.
Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your children’s lives while here at Judson MS/STEM.
The school nurse administers first aid only. They do not diagnose illnesses but take note of symptoms and notify the parent/guardian of their observation. According to the National Association of School Nurses, the school nurse facilitates positive student responses to normal development; promotes health and safety; intervenes with actual and potential health problems; provides case management; and actively collaborates with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self-advocacy and learning.(NASN, 2011)
-Clinic policy can be found in the student handbook.
-Students with 100 degree or more temperature is considered fever and will be sent home.The student should remain at home until they are fever free for 24 hours WITHOUT fever reducing medication.
-Vomiting or diarrhea. Student must be symptoms free for 24 hrs. without medication before re-entry
-Communicable Disease Students with a communicable disease must have a Doctor’s note to return to school.
-Original copy of immunizations with month, date, year and validation must be presented at registration. If student does not have record or up to date immunization, they will not be able to continue or register for school. If student gets new immunizations, the new record must be presented to the clinic.
Medication at School
For the protection of all students, we have some rules regarding medication being given at school.
1. Parents are encouraged to schedule the administration of a student's medication in such a manner that medication required at school is kept at a minimum.
2. Antibiotics and other short-term prescription medication may be administered at school upon written request from a parent or guardian. Medication must be brought to the school in the original container. Short-term medication will be administered for a maximum of two weeks unless stated otherwise by a physician.
3.Long-term medication may be given only if a Medication form is completed by the attending physician and the medication is brought in the properly labeled container. Forms can be found on the Health Services website.
4. The administration of non-prescription medication is normally not permitted, but may be authorized under either of the following conditions:
- The medication is ordered in writing by the child's physician, accompanied by a written request from the parent/guardian and brought in an unopened original manufactured package.
- The child is experiencing pain due to a surgical procedure, dental procedure, or injury. In such cases, pain relief medications such as Advil (Ibuprofen) or Tylenol (Acetaminophen) may be administered for up to three days if accompanied by a signed note from the physician, a written request from the parent/guardian, and brought in an unopened, original manufacturer package. Any other non-prescription cannot be dispensed to, or carried by, a student at school-this includes cold medication, cough syrups, cough drops, throat lozenges, vitamins and herbal remedies.
- If a student must take medication during school hours, the student's parents must provide the medication. All medication, whether prescription or nonprescription, must be kept in the nurse's office and administered by the nurse or another authorized district employee. A student may be authorized to have their own medication because of asthma, or a severe allergy as described in the student handbook. A form for self-carry must be completed and is on the Health Service website.
- All medication should be delivered to the clinic or to the school office by an adult. If this is not possible, the medication is sent to school via the child. The parents must remember that they are responsible for the medication until the medication is delivered to the school district employee in the office. With the exception of Judson ISD students who have asthma, diabetes or severe allergies and have active physician orders/ guidelines for self-administration on file, there will be no medication kept in the classroom, nor may any student self-administer medication.
- Medication at school must be in original container with specific instructions, name of student, physician, name of medication, dose and time. A signed parent consent must also be signed. Non-prescription medications will NOT be administered unless written instructions from a physician and signed parent consent are presented to clinic.
- Students are not to have medications at school unless a Doctor’s order is on file in the clinic and meds are to be kept in the clinic unless otherwise stated by Doctor.
- Please inform the clinic of any health problems/concerns so appropriate forms can be completed.
- School personnel will provide first aid for injuries/illness that occurs at school only. Injuries from home should be taken care of at home. When a child does not feel well or has a minor injury, he/she must get a clinic pass from their teacher
- It is the parent’s responsibility to provide school with CURRENT phone numbers and emergency contact information. If a parent cannot be reached for seriously ill or injured child, the child will be transported by EMS and JISD does NOT assume any financial responsibility.
- Dietary modifications require a special dietary from that must be filled out and signed by physician. Dietary substitutions for preference, etc. are the responsibility of parent/guardian.