Wendy Hein, RN
Hello. My name is Wendy Hein. I have the privilege of being the school nurse for Longbranch Elementary. I have been a nurse for over 16 years, with 3 of those years being a school nurse. I’ve worked in an array of various backgrounds to include critical care, obstetrics, and nurse management primarily in the hospital setting. My husband is a graduate of Midlothian High School, and we enjoy raising our 6 children in Midlothian as well. I love working with families and teaching healthy habits and promoting health in our youth!
As the school nurse, some of the health services I provide include acute-chronic disease treatment, first aid, health screening, and health education. Comprehensive school health services contribute to decreased absenteeism and increased academic performance. It is my goal to educate and promote health and wellness for every child.
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 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