Melissa Franks LVN
Fax: (281) 245-3665
Hours: 7:45 am to 4 pm
Nurse's Notes and Reminders:
Please ensure that the school nurse is updated with any changes in your child's medical information. Please inform the school nurse of any medical conditions that might affect your student during the school day. (Asthma, ADHD/ADD, Life Threatening Allergies, Physical Disabilities, Surgery, etc.)
Remember to ensure that the school has correct and updated phone numbers where you can be reached and that you have added emergency contacts to your child's enrollment information card.
Medication Reminder: Students are not permitted to carry medication including cough drops. ALL MEDICATION must be administered from the clinic. All medication must be brought to and picked up at the clinic by a parent or guardian. Students may NOT carry medication to and from school.
ALL medication must be in its original container with the dosage information present on the packaging. All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container with the child's name, medication date and dosing instructions. A second bottle can be requested from the pharmacy by the parent for the school clinic.
Medications such as antibiotics for 3 times a day or every 8 hours are to be given at home. Over the counter medication may be kept in the clinic for 10 days with a note from the parent, if medication is needed longer a doctor's note will be required.
The clinic does NOT carry any "stock" medications such as Tylenol, Motrin, Tums, itch cream etc. Medications can only be sent for the student by the parent or guardian.
Parents are responsible for providing their students own emergency medications ex) epi-pens, inhalers etc
ILLNESS: Please call the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as chicken pox, impetigo, or flu.
If your child has a temperature of 100.0 F or greater, they should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours or an entire school day without the assistance of a fever reducing medication (such as Tylenol or Advil/Motrin) before returning to school.
Please keep your children at home if they are ill. This allows them to become completely well and prevents the spread of disease to other children.
IMMUNIZATIONS: Texas Department of Health requires all school age children to be up to date on immunizations before admission to school. Proof of immunizations required at enrollment. Students are excluded from school until the required immunizations are obtained and a copy is given to the school nurse. Send a copy to the clinic anytime your child receives new immunizations. Please view the link page on this website for immunization requirements.
School nurses are critical to the health, safety, and well-being of students!
National School Nurse Day May 8, 2019.
Did you know that #schoolnurses care for the entire school population, especially the most vulnerable? School nurses spend 57.8% of their time providing direct services, including catheterizations, blood glucose testing & tracheotomy suctioning. Celebrate your school nurse. @schoolnurses #SND2019 www.schoolnurseday.org
My name is Melissa Franks. I am the School Nurse for Meridiana Elementary and this is my 8th year in school nursing. I love helping students stay healthy and taking care of them when they are sick. I graduated Alvin High School in 2006, and then I graduated from Alvin Community College's nursing program in 2011. I am currently furthering my nursing education through Excelsior University. I am a part of the National Association of School Nurses (NASN). I was born and raised in the Manvel area. My hobbies include reading, watching Netflix, scrapbooking, attending concerts, traveling, and cooking. I'm also very active in my church and work with our youth group. I love Star Wars, Doctor Who, penguins and Hello Kitty! I just got married last June to my husband Gaylon.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact me!
Drink: Unsweetened Tea or Dr. Pepper
Candy: Kit Kat, Reese's, Twix or Sour Patch Kids
Colors: Purple, Silver, Gray
Collect: Star Wars, Penguins, Hello Kitty, Hatchanimals or LOL dolls
Sport Teams: Sooners, Texans & Dallas Stars
Food: Jimmy John's, Smallcakes Cupcakes & Salata
Store: Target, Kendra Scott, Petsmart or H-E-B
Photo by Ashley Gambino Photography