Our Nurse

Krissie Ottinger, RN
972.775.2024 fax

I began at MISD with over 15 years of nursing experience. I graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and have spent the majority of my career as a Fertility Nurse/IVF Coordinator. I truly enjoyed being there emotionally for each and every patient throughout their journey. After gaining experience in pre op, OR, and post operative care, I transitioned to school nursing in 2020 at Highland Park High School.

I am thrilled to be a school nurse here at Longbranch Elementary, and in the community I call home. I have always been passionate about working with children and feel like this is the perfect opportunity to assist students with their healthcare needs. Whether it be an emotional, physical, or educational need, I will be there every step of the way.

I love spending my free time with my husband and 3 young boys. I enjoy traveling, being outdoors and soaking up every special moment as they are growing way too fast. I look forward to an amazing year!

Our Policy
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

  • Jaundice

  • The presence of live 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 pinkeye 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 note there are new and fluid guidelines due to COVID-19. Please refer to the COVID-19 section of the MISD website for more information.

"Children must be healthy to be educated and educated to be healthy." -- author unknown