WHEN YOUR CHILD IS SICK:
Children must be free of fever (less than 100 degrees) for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (such as Tylenol or Advil/Motrin) before returning to school.
Children must be free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school and need to be eating and drinking without any problems.
For more information please refer to Health Services online at: www.katisd.org Click on KATY ISD Home (upper left), Departments, Health Services, Other Information.
Please call the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as pink eye, strep throat, chicken pox, impetigo, ringworm, flu or has vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Every student should have a change of clothes (including underwear + socks) rolled up or placed in a baggie in the bottom of their backpack. This prevents the parent from being called to the school for a change of clothes. Clean clothing may be necessary for a food/drink mishap in the cafeteria, as well as for bathroom accidents.
Children with live lice are excluded from school. Parents, it is always a good practice to check your children on a regular basis at home. For further information please refer to Health Services at www.katyisd.org, Other Information tab.
Texas state law and KATY ISD requires that all students have current immunizations, or have a current physician-provided medical exemption, or a current state-issued affidavit for reasons of conscience exemption on file in order to attend school. Specific immunization requirements can be found on: www.katyisd.org > Health Services > Immunization Requirements.
Children are not permitted to carry medication, including cough drops. ALL MEDICATION must be administered from the clinic. Over the counter medication for less than 15 days must be accompanied by a note from the parent authorizing administration of the medication, reason for the medication, the dose, time and amount. Parents are asked to deliver the medication to the clinic (if at all possible) and bring only the necessary amount for school. ALL medication must be in the original container. Please call the clinic if your child is bringing medication, so I may ensure its safe arrival to the office. All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container with the child’s name, medication date and dosing instructions. Parents may request a 2nd bottle from the pharmacy so that the nurse can have the appropriately labeled bottle in the clinic. Medications directed to be administered 3 times per day, or every 8 hours, are to be given at home. Katy ISD website for Health Services forms: www.katisd.org , Health Services. Click on the specific clinic form needed. Please ensure that the campus nurse is updated with any changes in your child’s medical information. It is also important to provide the school with correct and updated phone numbers. If you have changes, please contact the Attendance Clerk. If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the campus nurse for assistance.
Kayla Noyes, BSN, RN