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Katy Independent School District

Rylander Elementary

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Clinic 

Tara Maher, RN, BSN

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tarammaher@katyisd.org
281-237-8335 (phone)
281-644-1601 (fax)
 

Kendy Stone, Nurse Aide

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kendygstone@katyisd.org

281-237-9913 ( phone) 


WELCOME!

Welcome to Rylander's Nurse Clinic Page! We hope you find all the information you need here, but if you have any questions you are welcome to contact us anytime at the above emails! We're excited to serve you and your families this year! 

Has it been a while since you've updated your Personal Health Inventory​? Maybe your child has outgrown a previous illness or been diagnosed with something new that you'd like us to know. Please print this page off and send it to school with your child. We value having current records on your children so thank you for your help with this! 

Medicine

Bringing Medication to School?

Here's what you need to bring when dropping off the medicine:

  1. The medication in the original box with the pharmacy label. Please check expiration dates!

  2. The correct form signed by your doctor:

    Asthma? Asthma Action Plan.pdf​​

    Food or Environmental Allergy? Allergy Action Plan.pdf

    Medication your child needs to have all year in the clinic (ADD/ADHD meds, Pain meds, etc.)?  Parent Permission (15 Days or More)-English.pdf

  3. Cough Drops? Other temporary medication? Parent Permission (15 Days or Less)-English.pdf(this is the only form not required to be signed by your doctor)

Please remember, for the safety of all children at school, students may not carry any medicine with them while on school grounds. Please direct all meds to the clinic for Nurse Tara to administer as needed. ​


24 Hour Rule

If your child has fever, vomiting or diarrhea, Katy ISD guidelines state that he or she must stay home for 24 hours.  To give your child time to recuperate and to protect classmates and teachers, the child must be symptom free without the aid of medications for one day prior to returning to school.

Fever

Oral temperature of 100 F with a thermometer.  It is okay to keep your child at home if the fever is lower, but your child does not feel well. Remember to call 281-237-8300 to report your child’s illness or you can click "Absence Form" below and report your child's absence online. 

Absence Form

Infectious Diseases

Please contact the nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as strep throat, chickenpox, pink eye,  impetigo, ringworm, flu, or has vomiting and/or diarrhea.

​Lice

If your student has nits or live lice seen in his/her hair, we will call you for pick up to treat at home; Nurse Tara is available to advise you in treatment options at that time. Once treatment has been performed, your student is welcome to return to school. Nurse Tara will do a quick head check upon returning to school. For more lice information, see the handouts below. 

Head Lice English.pdf

Head Lice 101 Spanish.pdf

Lice FAQ.pdf

Clothing

We do not keep many articles of clothing in the clinic.  In the event of a spill or accident, if your child does not have clothes to change into, we will be calling you to bring an extra pair. If you will simply place a pair of underwear, shirt and shorts in your child's backpack, they can change and be back to class in minutes. This is a large issue in elementary school and every day we have kids in all grades who have spilled milk, fallen in the mud, or had an accident and need to change clothes. Your help with this will make a huge difference! 

Food

Children should never share food at school.  This helps to keep our friends with allergies safe.  Please feed your child breakfast before school and send a healthy lunch.  They will do much better at school if they are properly fueled and rested.  (Sandwiches, fruit and vegetables [cut-up and ready to eat], milk, and water are great choices.)

Sleep

Five year-olds need ten to twelve hours of sleep per night.  Lack of sleep and hunger affect learning and behavior.  Please set your child up for success with a good night's rest, a healthy breakfast, and a nutritious lunch. ​​​​​​

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