Hutsell Elementary Clinic
Katy ISD 24 Hour Policy
Keep your child at home if he/she...
- has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher
- is vomiting or has diarrhea
Students must be symptom free for at least 24 hours without preventative medication. For a student sent home from the clinic, at a minimum, the 24-hour rule begins when the student is signed out from school.
Students who become ill at school are sent to the clinic for evaluation by the campus nurse. The campus nurse will call the parent if a student needs to go home or needs to talk personally to the parent. An ill student must leave school through the clinic.
Please call the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as pink eye, strep throat, chicken pox, head lice, impetigo, ringworm, flu or has vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Parents, please call the school attendance clerk at (281) 237-6505 anytime your child is absent from school.
A parent note must accompany child's return to school.
A doctor's note is required for absences of 5 consecutive days or more.
Students must have written permission for the administration of ANY medication made by a parent, guardian or physician. The school nurse CANNOT give ANY medication without written permission from you. Parent permission is good for 15 calendar days.
Written permission must include the following:
- Physician's Name if Prescription Medication
- Child's name
- Name of the medication
- Dosage to be given
- Time to be given
- Signature of Parent or Guardian
This includes cough drops. All prescription and nonprescription drugs must be in their original container, including cough drops. All medications (prescription and nonprescription) brought to the school must be taken to the school clinic immediately upon arrival. Students CANNOT self-administer medication in the classroom.
- Medications such as antibiotics given 3 times a day or every 8 hours are to be given at home
- Natural and/or homeopathic-like products (not FDA approved) will not be dispensed in the school setting by school district personnel
Health & Nutrition
Please encourage your child to start each day with a healthy breakfast. Look at the lunch menu with your child and encourage healthy choices. Remind your child that food/snacks are NOT to be shared at school. Please notify the nurse prior to school if your child has food allergies. Parents, please ensure that your child has a good night's sleep before coming to school.
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.
Questions / Change in Medical and Contact Information
Please feel free to contact the school nurse with any concerns or questions.
Please ensure that the school nurse is updated with any changes in your child's medical information.
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.
Please put an extra set of clothes in your child's backpack.