We are here as healthcare providers in the school setting. We assess sick students, provide first aid for injuries, attend to emergencies, promote safety and wellness for students and staff, and maintain students' health and immunization records to name a few of our duties. We value education and will encourage students to remain in school or class unless they have a communicable illness that prevents them from attending school per KISD policy.
24 Hour Communicable Illness Policy
Students who demonstrate signs and symptoms of illness or a possible communicable disease should be referred to the school clinic for further assessment. Those with an elevated temperature of 100 degrees or above or those who vomit or have diarrhea must be isolated and sent home. The student must be fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before he/she can be allowed back in school. Those excluded due to vomiting or diarrhea must also be free of symptoms without the use of preventative medications before being allowed back in school.
All medications must be kept in the clinic and must be approved, documented in writing, and on file in the school clinic. No medications or drugs of any type are to be carried by a student, kept in a locker, or elsewhere on school grounds. Any exception to this rule must be approved, documented in writing, and on file in the school clinic. A student with Diabetes, Asthma, or Anaphylaxis is entitled to possess and self-administer his/her prescription medication once all required paperwork is completed and on file in the school clinic. Students who are found to be in possession of any medication without proper authorization will be referred to a campus administrator and may be subject to disciplinary action as written in the KISD Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct.
Immunizations for Students Entering 7th Grade
The State of Texas requires the following immunizations for entrance to 7th grade:
Parents/Guardians of incoming 7th graders are required to provide proof of these immunizations, or state approved exemptions, before the start of the school year. Seventh grade students will not receive his/her schedule during Colt Camp prior to the start of school, or attend class without these vaccinations on file. You will be contacted to keep your child at home until the school is provided with an up-to-date record. Your child may deliver a copy of the record directly to the clinic, or parents may submit records to the front office.
Summer office hours: Mon-Wed 7:00am-5:00pm; Thurs 7:00am-4:00pm
You may also submit your child's updated immunization record electronically to the nurse's email or fax listed at the top of this page. Thank you for helping to ensure a smooth transition for your child's entrance into 7th grade.
Clinic Forms and Additional Information
Katy ISD clinic forms and additional information can be found on the Health Services website by following the link below.
KatyISD Health Services