YOUR CHILD IS SICK:
Children must be free of fever (less than 100 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.
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 can be requested from the pharmacy by the parent for the school clinic. Medications such as antibiotics prescribed for 3 times a day or every 8 hours are to be given at home.
*There are no "stock medications" in the clinic such as Tylenol, Tums, itch cream etc. Medications can only be sent for the student by the parent or guardian.
Official forms are available to print from the list on the right or by clicking the medications tab on the Health Services page of the Katy ISD website.
Texas Department of Health requires all school-age children to be up to date on immunizations. Children are excluded from school until the required immunizations are obtained and a copy is given to the school nurse. Immunization requirements can be found on the Katy ISD Health Services page. Contact campus nurse with questions.
Food allergies can be life threatening. The risk of accidental exposure to foods can be reduced in the school setting if schools work with students, parents, and physicians to minimize risks and provide a safe educational environment for food-allergic students. Provide written medical documentation, instructions, and medications as directed by a physician, using the Food Allergy Action Plan as a guide. Include a photo of the child on the written form.
Please feel free to contact the school nurse with any concerns or questions. Please ensure that the campus 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.
Lisa Duplantis, LVN
281-234-1726 clinic phone
281-644-1877 clinic fax