Armstrong has two registered nurses that job share throughout the school year! Kim Oliver who is entering her fifth year as Armstrong's school nurse is joined by Melissa Turner who is a pediatric nurse beginning her second year in the school setting. To learn more about them and the wonderful Armstrong clinic, please visit the school website.
Our nurses are part of the team in caring for your child while at school. They are trained to handle emergencies, provide first aid, and also perform hearing and vision screening for kindergarten, 1st and 3rd grade and all new to district students. They also provide health care for students with special needs, allowing children to function well within the classroom and to be safe and well cared for during their school day.
Health lessons are taught to the students and staff by the nurses throughout the year. Additionally, the nurses ensure immunization compliance for all our students under Texas state law.
If your child has a special health need, such as diabetes, seizure disorder, anaphylactic food allergies, etc., please email or call our school nurses to arrange a time before school starts to discuss your child's needs. There will also be forms outside the clinic for you to fill out if your child needs to take a prescription or over the counter medication while at school. Some of these forms will need to be filled out by your child's doctor or signed by the doctor.
Please call your school nurses with any questions you may have! Nurse Kim Oliver and Nurse Melissa Turner are eagerly looking forward to meeting you and your children!
Please keep your cell phones close to you even if they are on silent! We may text you regarding your child should they become ill, need medication or have an emergency during the school day!