Medication Policy Highlights
Parents, please bring all medication to the school nurse. Elementary school students are not allowed to bring medication to school (see last paragraph for exceptions).
The law does not permit a school nurse to administer medication unless it was provided by the parent with a signed Medication Permission Form.
Medication must be in its original container with the medication name, dose and instructions on the label, not in zip-lock bags, blister packs or dosing syringes. A school nurse cannot administer expired medications.
A parent's permission form is valid for only 2 weeks.
A physician's signature is required for medication that will be kept in the clinic longer than 2 weeks.
Children with chronic medical conditions (such as asthma, diabetes, seizures and allergy with risk of anaphylaxis, etc.) who might require treatment at school are required to have an Emergency Action Plan or Care Plan that is completed and signed annually by their physician. You can download these plans from the "Forms" page of this website and get them signed during the summer. Please schedule some time to visit with me when you drop off the form(s) and your child's medications so that we can both feel confident that I have all of the information I need to take good care of your child.
The law permits students to carry and self-administer medication for asthma, diabetes and anaphylaxis if the parent and physician agrees that the student is capable of self-administration. There is a box on the emergency action plan or care plan that parents and physicians can check and initial to indicate that they have given permission.
Attention 5th grade parents
Please plan on picking up any epi pens, inhalers and/or OTC
medications from my clinic on the last day of school (05/27/16).
In anticipation of sending your child to HCMS, please read the information above re. Medication Policy Highlights. The same applies for middle school. Plan on getting action plans and medication forms up to date this summer to turn into the HCMS nurse before the first day of school. I have extra forms in my office if you need them.
Re. vaccinations, there are three shots recommended but not required for incoming 6th graders: Meningococcal, Tdap booster and second Varicella. These shots are REQUIRED before entering 7th grade. If your student has a waiver for reason of conscience, please make sure the dates are current.
Leslie Boldrick, R.N., B.S.N
Hello! I am privileged to be the nurse at Bridge Point Elementary. I have been a nurse for 18 years, primarily in the operating room. It is very different for me to be the lone health care provider in a school setting, but I have really enjoyed the challenge of learning a new field of nursing. The health and wellness of the children and staff at BPE are my top priorities!
My nursing career started as a mother baby nurse at St. David's, working the night shift. I believe all careers should start from the bottom and move up, and working nights was certainly an adventure! I got married to Jeff, and he asked if I could switch shifts as I was a complete zombie for all of the hours I wasn't working. There was an opening in the surgery department and I absolutely found my calling. I LOVE the team approach in the OR, the level of skill in the room, learning new techniques and especially healing patients. I worked in surgery for 9 years and have stories and friendships that will stay with me forever.
I had our first daughter (Cate) and continued to work in the OR, then after our second daughter (Lane) was born, I quit to stay home with them. When Cate was in second grade at BPE I started subbing as a school nurse for Eanes ISD. I really enjoyed seeing how the other schools run! Then, as luck would have it, the school nurse position opened up here at BPE and I got the job! This is my third year as the nurse and I truly love what I do.
Cate is starting 6th grade this year at HCMS and Lane is in 3nd grade at BPE. In our spare time we love to travel to Colorado and South Padre in the summer and NYC in the winter, explore Austin indoors and out, and share good times with good friends. And I would be remiss to not mention my third baby, Chewy, the 3 year old Golden Doodle who brings joy to our lives and a giant mess to our house.