Houston R-1 Health Services
The Houston School District employs two school nurses to provide for the health and physical well-being of students. Services provided by the nursing staff include:
•Administering laws that protect the health of children attending school
•Emergency first aid treatment for injury or illness occurring during the school day
•The administration of medication, pursuant to Board policy
•Guidance and counseling concerning health problems of students
•Age-appropriate health education
Every student in the district must have an updated health information form each year. This form can be obtained by clicking on the Medical Forms link on the left side of the screen.
Please note: Many times, parents write a note to school officials explaining specific illness and/or injury issues which prevent students from participating in activities. The following concerns require a doctor's order (which may be faxed to the school by the doctor's office): medication taken at school, use of crutches, needing to carry a water bottle for additional fluids, no PE and/or recess (when it is for an extended period of time), extra bathroom breaks.
Nurse's Contact Info
Amy Smith, Elementary Nurse
417-937-3024 ext. 2240
Karen Smith, Middle & High School Nurse
417-967-3024 ext. 2404