Welcome to the Kilpatrick Elementary Nurse’s Page.
OKE Campus Nurse
Teena Bacher RN
Phone: (281) 237-7611
OKE Nurse Assistant
Phone: (281) 237-7742
Health & Nutrition
Please ensure that your child has a good night's sleep before coming to school. 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, including snacks, are not to be shared at school. Specific seating is in place in the cafeteria for our students with food allergies
- 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 Motrin/Advil) before returning to school
- Children must be free from vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours without the use of preventative medications before returning to school
- Please inform the school if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as pink eye, strep throat, chicken pox, flu, or head lice
Medication at School
Children are NOT permitted to carry medication, including cough drops. If your child needs to take medicine at school for less than 15 days, the medicine must be accompanied by a note from the parent permitting us to give the medication. Please include the reason, the time it needs to be taken, and the amount (dose). If your child requires medications to be left at school for the school year, the medication must accompany a greater-than-15-day note, signed by the physician and parent. For your convenience, medication forms can be obtained from the nurse or the Katy ISD website (see below). Parents are asked to deliver the medication to the clinic and bring only the necessary amount for school. All medications must be in their original container with a current expiration date. Prescription medications must be in the original container, with the prescription label, and must have the child's name, name of medication, and dosing instructions.
To print off Katy ISD health related forms, please click on the Quick Links box to the right.
We encourage all students to have an extra set of clothing in their backpacks. This prevents the parent from being called to the school for a change of clothes. The clinic keeps a very limited supply of clothing.
Texas state law and Katy ISD 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.
It is a good habit to check your children regularly for lice. Watch for frequent scratching of the scalp, brown or white eggs (nits) on the hair shaft that may look like dandruff but are not easily brushed away, and live lice which are brown and move very quickly. Encourage your child not to share combs, brushes, hair decorations or hats. If you think someone in your family has head lice, it's best to check everyone in the family and notify friends or relatives who may have been in contact as well. Please contact the campus nurse with any questions, or if you have treated your child for head lice.
Vision & Hearing
Grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th are screened annually in the first semester for vision and hearing. Any student in grades 2 and 4 who did not attend a Texas school previously may also be screened. If your child has been or will be screened during the school year, and you do not wish them to be screened at school, please contact the nurse. Parents who have concerns about their child's vision or hearing may request a screening. Parents will be contacted by the campus nurse if their child has not passed the screening and a referral for a professional exam will be sent home.
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment (formerly called ANTES)
Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition that signals high insulin levels in the body. It is believed that higher than normal insulin levels in the bloodstream cause growth of darkened skin over parts of the body (neck, knuckles, elbows, knees, groin or stomach). These markings can help identify persons who are at risk of developing diabetes in the future. The campus nurse will do a risk assessment screening on all 3rd grade students. Parents of students with a positive screen will be notified by phone and a written referral letter recommending a physician's evaluation will be sent home.
Spinal screenings to screen for possible scoliosis will be conducted in the fall semester for fifth grade girls. Parents will be notified if a referral to a physician is needed.
Change in Medical and Contact Information
Please notify the nurse if your child develops new allergies or of medical changes that may arise throughout the school year. Please keep your contact information, phone numbers, and emergency contacts current. Please feel free to contact the campus nurse with any concerns or questions. Thank you!