EISD 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 a medication unless:
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) who could require treatment at school are required to provide the school nurse with an emergency care plan that the student's physician has completed and signed. It must be turned in before the first day of school each year along with the medications listed on the plan. Please schedule time to visit with me when you drop off the form and medications so that we can both feel confident that I have all 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 agree that the student is competent to do so and provide written authorization.
You can download the forms mentioned above from the Forms page of this website.
Marilyn Sansom, R.N., B.S.N.
(512) 732-9189 fax
I am so happy to be your school nurse! I loved being the school nurse for Eanes Elementary (for the past four years) and being a pediatric office nurse for ten years with some of Austin's finest pediatricians (Mike Bayer, Jack Louis, Leighton Ellis and Erica Sharp), but my goal has always been to work at Barton Creek Elementary where my children went to school! I love this community, and I will do my best to keep your children safe, healthy and feeling loved.
I was born in Michigan, grew up in Abilene and moved to Austin in 1974 as a freshman at UT. I met my future husband at UT in a government class. Hook 'em, ha! I graduated in 1978 with highest honors and married Don Sansom in 1980. I am overjoyed to get to work every day with my talented daughter, Sarah, who serves as Barton Creek's permanent sub. In May our son, Collin, married a beautiful young woman named Katie Callison. They live happily ever after in Ft. Worth with their kitten, Willa. In January Collin and his business partner opened a coffee shop/office suite combination called "Craftwork Coffee," and they just signed a lease for a second location. Katie is a gifted artist with a degree from UT in fashion merchandising. She works as a designer/stylist for a non-profit that creates jobs for women in impoverished countries (her dream job). My parents live in Lakeway. They go to the fitness center every day, play bridge, Dad plays golf, and they are remarkable in every way. We see them often. They are the best parents ever.
In my spare time, I like to garden, knit and make stained glass mosaics. We have a cat named Lucy and a golden retriever/border collie mix named Biscuit. Biscuit loves water so much that she sits in our birdbath. We had to set it in concrete so it wouldn't tip over, ha!
I keep children's books in my waiting room as a distraction for sick children. I have a sweet memory of my mother reading Ozma of Oz to me when I was injured riding my bicycle. There were beautiful illustrations of lunch pails that grew on trees (food would ripen inside them), a mechanical man named Tik-Tok and a Gnome King who turned the royal family of Oz into emerald-green knick-knacks for his palace. When my mother handed the book to me after the first few chapters, I was hooked. I learned to love to read that day.
Don and I moved to Eanes ISD in 1994 so that our children could get a fabulous education and learn in a safe environment. As your school nurse, I hope to work with you to keep your children safe and empowered with knowledge for a healthy future. I truly welcome your calls and emails. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for your child.
Marilyn Sansom (rhymes with "ransom")
I made this stained glass mosaic for the mosaic wall celebrating 25 years of Pet Therapy at Dell Children's Medical Center to honor the little Corgi named Thistle who comforted my daughter in the hospital. I was thrilled to find a photograph of Sarah and Thistle, taken so long ago, to use for my design.