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 you find our current school guidelines regarding exclusions to school. Please feel free to contact me at 469.856.6300 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 their classwork.
Our policy is that students should not attend school or will be sent home for:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or above
- Undetermined rash over any part of the body accompanied by fever
- Nausea, Vomiting or Diarrhea.
- Red, draining eyes
- Intense itching with signs and symptoms of secondary infection
- Open, draining lesions
- The presence of lice
Students must be fever free without medication for 24 hours prior to returning to school. Students cannot return to school after being treated for pink eye or strep throat until they have been on antibiotics and fever free for 24 hours prior to returning to school. For readmission, some illnesses may require a statement from the student’s physician stating the student is not contagious.
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.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.