Nurse: Kari Smith
Nurse's Aid: Monica McNamara
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.
Contact school nurse with questions.
*** IMMUNIZATIONS MUST BE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH AND VALIDATED BY A PHYSICIAN OR CLINIC.***
Parents, please call the school
attendance clerk at (281) 237-8855 anytime your child is absent from school.
Please call the school nurse 281-237-8875 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.
Before your child returns to school:
- 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 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.
- Parent/Doctor note must accompany child's return.
Children are not permitted to carry medication including cough drops. ALL MEDICATION must be administered from the clinic. ALL MEDICATION LEFT IN CLINIC TO BE ADMINISTERED (OVER THE COUNTER OR PRESCRIPTION), THE PROPER FORM(S) MUST BE COMPLETED BY PARENT BEFORE MEDICATION CAN BE ADMINISTERED. 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 from the pharmacy can be requested from the pharmacy by the parent for the school clinic. Medications such as antibiotics 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, Neosporin, etc. Medications can only be sent for the student by the parent or guardian.
Head lice is no longer an excludable health condition, however KATY ISD will still exclude for LIVE LICE but no longer require proof of treatment just that when they return they must be assessed by the nurse, accompanied by a parent, and be FREE of LIVE LICE before returning to class.. Parents, it is always a good habit to check your children on a regular basis at home. Please contact the school nurse with any questions.
Every student should have a change of clothes (including underwear + socks) rolled up or placed in a baggie in the bottom of their backpack or tote bag. This prevents the parent from being called to the school for a change of clothes. There are frequent drink mishaps in the cafeteria and clothes needed for bathroom accidents.
HEALTH & NUTRITION:
Please 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 / snacks are not to be shared at school. Doctor's letters are required yearly for food and milk allergies. The
proper form/forms MUST be completed for ALLERGIES (food or environmental). Please notify the nurse prior to school if your child has food allergies, especially allergies to nuts.
Food Allergy Forms:
Physician's Diet Modifications
Peanut Allergy Form
Allergy Action Plan
Sleep: Parents please ensure that your child has a good night's sleep before coming to school.
ASTHMA MEDICAL FORMS
Parent/Physician Authorization for Self-Administration of Asthma or Anaphylaxis Medication by a Student
Asthma Action Plan