Nurse: Petra Look, R.N.
Nurse's Assistant: Monica Guerra
24 Hour Rule:
If your child has: fever of 100.0 or greater, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, they MUST stay home until they are tolerating food and liquids and are symptom free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of medication to relieve the symptoms.
If your child is sent home from the clinic with any of the above symptoms, the same 24 hour rule applies, and the 24 hours begin at the time the student is signed out.
ALL medications must be kept in the clinic; students may not carry any medication on their person unless they have signed documentation in the clinic that allows them to carry emergency medications: an inhaler (asthma), or an Epi-Pen (severe allergies). Otherwise, we can dispense the medication to your child with a signed note from a parent/guardian that is good for 2 weeks. If the medication is needed for greater than 2 weeks, the "Administration of Medications at School for More than 15 days" form with a physician signature is required. Other forms available that require a physician signature, and that can take the place of a separate physician order are: asthma action plan, allergy action plan, and seizure action plan forms. (See box on right for all available forms).
All over-the-counter medications must be in original container, and all prescription medications must be in the original, labeled prescription bottle. The parent note or proper medication administration form must include:
1. Student’s name
2. Name of medication
3. Reason for administration
4. Amount to be given (ex. 2 tabs, or 2tsp.)
5. Time or frequency to be administered (ex. At 11:15, or every 4-6hrs as needed)
6. Date to begin/date to end
7. Parent’s name, signature, date signed, and phone number
8. Physician signature (If greater than 15 days)
T.I.D. (Three Times a Day) Medication: (i.e. antibiotics)
Medications prescribed or requested to be given three times a day or less are not to be given at school. Only when a specific time during school hours is prescribed by a physician or the school nurse determines that a special need exists for an individual student will an exception be made.
An acceptable schedule that can be followed at home is outlined below:
-1st dose given with breakfast.
-2nd dose given with a snack after school.
-3rd dose given just before bedtime (a snack may be needed).
Please call if you have any questions regarding this matter.
If immunizations become due during the school year for your child, we will notify you in writing with the specific vaccine due, and the date that documentation is required in the clinic; we typically give you 1-2 weeks before your child will be excluded from returning to school until the vaccine is received. For 6th grade students who will be entering the 7th grade, there are three specific vaccines that are due that your child may or may not have received yet: Meningococcal, Tdap (must have been within the last 5 years), and a second dose of Varicella. We will send documentation home, as well as emails, etc. towards the end of the year as reminders to ensure we have this documentation in place prior to the beginning of the next school year.
For additional information contact the Katy ISD Health Services department.