Nurse: Susan Marler, RN
Clinic aide: Jazmine Silva
Katy ISD Health Services Link
*** If there is a need for medical resources such as vision care, medical supplies, medications to please contact the campus nurse for assistance.***
Please keep in mind that KISD has a 24 hour rule regarding fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Keep your student home until they are free of any of these symptoms for 24 hours.
This is a NUT RESTRICTED school, not nut free. This means that students cannot have any type of peanut, cashew, almond, or any type of nut for a CLASSROOM snack. At lunch time, it is different as they are grouped into sections for food allergies. Parents please remember to NOT send a NUT snack. If a nut snack is sent with a student, they may not eat it in the classroom.
Lice continues to be an ongoing problem. We no longer complete classroom checks for this. We only check the students who are symptomatic. If a student is found to have live lice, they will be sent home to be treated. Once they are treated and have no live lice in their hair, they may return to school. If they have nits only, they do not have to be sent home, but parents will be notified so the student can be treated.
Vision and Hearing Screenings are done in the Fall of each year for Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades.
24 Hour Rule
KISD Administrative Regulations FFAD is in place to ensure the health and safety of all students who exhibit vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever ≥ 100, must be excluded from school.
For your student to be readmitted they MUST be:
Free of fever (<100.0F) for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. All Asprin containing products should be avoided.
Food and liquids have been tolerated for at least 24 hours without vomiting and/or diarrhea, and without the use of medication to relieve symptoms.
Students diagnosed with a contagious illness that is being treated with prescription medication, must complete a minimum of 24 hours of the prescribed medication dosage prior to returning to school.
A DOCTOR'S NOTE DOES NOT SUPERSEDE THE "24 HOUR RULE"
Katy ISD follows the Texas Department of State Health Services recommendation for immunization compliance in order for a student to attend school. The law requires that all students be up-to-date as medically feasible in order to attend classes. The immunization vaccine requirements for each grade level are listed on the Katy ISD website. Exemptions to the immunization requirements are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications, reasons of conscience-including religious belief, and active duty with the armed forces of the United States. For further information visit the Texas Department of State Health Services.
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.
Keep your child at home if he/she as 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.)
Medicine at School
All medications (prescription and nonprescription) brought to the school must be taken to the school clinic immediately upon arrival. Students may transport prescription/nonprescription medication to and from school as long as the medication is not a controlled substance. Students may not be in possession of any prescription or nonprescription drug on school grounds during school hours unless officially authorized by the campus nurse for possession and self-administration of a prescription medication for asthma, anaphylaxis, or diabetes. The following procedures are to be followed regarding medications:
- All prescription drugs dispensed through a physician's office must be in their original pharmacy container or packing and labeled by the pharmacist or physician. The label must include:
All nonprescription drugs must be in their original container. The written request for administration of these over-the counter drugs, made by parent, guardian, or physician, must contain the following:
- The student's name.
- The physician's name.
- The name and strength of the drug.
- Amount of drug to be given.
- Frequency of administration.
- Date prescription was filled.
Natural and/or homeopathic-like products, not FDA approved, will not be dispensed in the school setting by school district personnel.
- Full name of student.
- Name of drug.
- Amount of drug to be given.
- Scheduled hours when the drug is to be given.
- Reason drug is to be given.
- Appropriate signature.
Links for forms and action plans:
Medication Administration Forms Link
Allergy Action Plan
Physician Diet Modification Form
Asthma Action Plan - Health Services
Seizure Action Plan
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. Thank you.