Our Nurse & Clinic Information
Rachel Bryant, RN
Hi! My name is Rachel Bryant and I am so blessed to be the school nurse at Mt. Peak! I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing with a Minor in Biology from Texas Woman’s University in 1997. I passed my NCLEX shortly after and have been a registered nurse my whole adult life!
Prior to working as a school nurse, I was a NICU nurse for 16 years. I have also worked as an orthopedic nurse and a float pool nurse in the hospital. I have held jobs as a pediatric pulmonary nurse and an internal medicine nurse in physician offices. I also work as a camp nurse during my summers. There are so many things you can do as a nurse!
Along with helping children with chronic health conditions manage their health at school, I intervene with actual and potential health problems. My role also encompasses screening services, health education and assistance with decision making about health. It is my goal to help your child stay in school by encouraging healthy preventative practices. I hope to do this in such a way that children respond positively to healthcare providers but also feel empowered to make decisions regarding their own bodies.
Welcome to the Mt. Peak Elementary School Nurse web page. Here you will find our current school guidelines regarding exclusions to school. Please feel free to contact me at 469.856.6310 regarding any health concerns you may have for your child while attending Mt. Peak Elementary.
Attending school on a regular basis is important for each child’s academic and social development. If your child is absent, it is harder to keep up with his/her classwork.
A student with any of the following symptoms will be excluded from school until such time as the student is free of symptoms, has been satisfactorily treated or submits a signed physician’s statement that he/she is not contagious.
Temperature of 100 degrees or more. Student must be fever free for 24 hours, without medication, before re-entry.
Undetermined rash over any part of the body accompanied by fever.
Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. Student must be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before re-entry.
Red, draining eyes.
Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection.
Open, draining lesions.
For readmission, some diseases may require a statement from the student’s physician affirming that the student is not contagious.
If your child has any of the previously mentioned symptoms or conditions in the morning before coming to school, please keep the child at home. A child should remain at home until he/she is clear of fever or symptoms for 24 hours.
If your child requires any medical care or medication while at school, please visit the MISD Health and Wellness web page to view all forms that will need to be completed. A licensed healthcare provider will have to sign forms for any prescription medication.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.