Nurse: Mrs. Lori Tourish, BSN, RN
Nurse Assistant: Cynthia Zamora
Contact Information: 281.237.3975
Fax Number: 281.644.1556
About the Nurse
University: The University of Texas - Health Science Center Houston
Hobbies: Spending time with my family, traveling, cooking and crafts – lots and lots of crafts!
Reasons why I got into nursing: Helping people makes my heart sing – and nursing gives me the ability to help people feel better or help them manage their diseases and live long productive lives. Working with kids gives me the ability to help teach healthy thinking and living early in their lives!
When Your Child is Sick
Children must be free of fever (less than 100.0 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 problem.
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, Valerie Babin, at_281-237-3955 anytime your child is absent from school. Parent note must accompany child’s return to school. Doctor’s note is required for absences of 5 days or more.
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 and dose time and amount. Parents are asked to deliver the medication to the clinic and bring only the necessary amount for school.
ALL medication must be in the original container. Please call the nurse if your child is bringing medication. All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container with the child’s name, medication, date, and dosing instructions. A second bottle from the pharmacy 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.
Administration of medications at school more than 15 days prescription and non-prescription drugs to be administered or kept at school longer than 15 days must be accompanied by a written request signed and dated by the prescribing physician and the parent/guardian requesting this service. This is a Katy Independent School District Policy (revised 09/02/2010).
There are no “stock medications” in the clinic such as Tylenol, Tums, Neosporin, etc. Medications can only be sent for the student by the parent or guardian.
Health Services Forms
To access official Katy ISD health services forms, select Health Services from the Quick Links box and download the form you want.
Texas state law and Katy Independent School District require that every student 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. If you have any questions, please call the school nurse BEFORE your child's immunizations are due.
School wheelchair is the property of Katy I.S.D. and remains on campus.
Emergency use of the wheelchair is for students, staff, and visitors who are injured on campus.
It is not to be loaned out for personal use, by a student, staff, nor visitor.
Every student (all grades) should have a change of clothes (including underwear + socks) rolled up or placed in a baggie in the bottom of their backpack or tote bag. This prevents the parent from being called to the school for a change of clothes. There are frequently drink mishaps in the cafeteria and changes needed for bathroom accidents.
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. Doctor’s letters are required yearly for food and milk allergies. Please notify the nurse prior to school if your child has food allergies, especially allergies to nuts. The New Food Pyramid can be accessed from the Quick Links box.
Parents please ensure that your child has a good night’s sleep before coming to school.