A student with asthma or severe allergic reaction (anaphylaxis) may be permitted to possess and use prescribed asthma or anaphylaxis medication at school or school-related events only if he or she has written authorization from his or her parent/guardian and a physician or other licensed health-care provider. The student must also demonstrate to his or her physician/health care provider and the school nurse the ability to use the prescribed medication, including any device required to administer the medication. The student must carry the inhaler or emergency medication in the properly labeled original container. Written authorization to self-administer asthma or anaphylaxis medication must be updated annually.
If the student has been prescribed asthma or anaphylaxis medication for use during the school day, the student’s parent/guardian should discuss this with the school nurse or principal.
If your student will be bringing an inhaler to school this year, please provide a spacer to your campus nurse. Due to COVID-19, it is best practice to use a spacer in the school setting.
If older than 12 with a doctor's note a student is allowed to carry their inhaler with them, please provide proper documentation to your campus nurse.
For all Students using an inhaler at school, please provide an Asthma Action Plan filled out by your physician to your campus.
Asthma Action Plan
If your child has asthma that may require treatment at school please fill out the School Asthma Action Plan. This will give us the necessary information and authorization to treat your child. Please bring all supplies and this completed paperwork to the school nurse in your child’s campus.
Your child’s supplies should include:
In order for your child to have the best possible school year, it is important that the nurse have the necessary supplies and information to provide appropriate care.
Please remember that Groesbeck ISD’s policies do not allow your child to carry his/her inhaler while at school, unless you and your child’s physician check the appropriate boxes on the Asthma Action Plan. Otherwise, all medications must be kept in the school clinic and used only under approved supervision. Should you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s campus nurse.
Mychal Masters, RN (District Nurse and 9th grade – 12th grade) at (254) 729-4101
Jenny Flowers, RN (4th grade - 6th grade) at (254) 729-4185
Kasey Ladd, LVN (7th & 8th grades) at (254) 729-4185
Brittany Prichard, LVN (EE-3rd grade) at (254) 729-4170