HURRICANE HARVEY RESOURCE NOTE:
Parents, if there is a need for medical resources such as vision care, medical supplies, medications to please contact the campus nurse for assistance.
YOUR CHILD IS SICK:
Please call the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as pink eye, strep throat, chicken pox, impetigo, ringworm, flu or has vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Parents, should call the school attendance clerk, Holly Sailor, phone number 281-237-5788, anytime your child is absent from school. Parent note must accompany child's return to school. Doctor's note is required for absences of 5 days or more.
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 for the medication, the dose, time and amount. Parents are asked to deliver the medication to the clinic (if at all possible) 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, so I may ensure its safe arrival to the clinic. All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container with the child's name, medication date and dosing instructions. Parents may request a 2nd bottle from the pharmacy so that the nurse can have the appropriately labeled bottle in the clinic. Medications directed to be administered 3 times per day, or every 8 hours, are to be given at home.
Katy ISD website for Health Services forms: Click here to access Health Services. Click on the specific clinic form needed.
Texas state law and KATY ISD requires that all students 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. Specific immunization requirements can be found on the Health Services website.
Children with live lice are excluded from school. Parents, it is always a good practice to check your children on a regular basis at home. For further information please refer to Health Services.
Every student should have a change of clothes (including underwear + socks) rolled up or placed in a baggie in the bottom of their backpack. This prevents the parent from being called to the school for a change of clothes. Clean clothing may be necessary for a food/drink mishap in the cafeteria, as well as 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. Please notify the nurse prior to school if your child has food allergies.
Parents, please ensure that your child has a good night's sleep before coming to school.
SCREENING FOR VISION AND HEARING:
All grades except 2nd and 4th are screened for vision and hearing. Parents may call the nurse to request a screening if they have concerns about their child's vision or hearing. Parents will be contacted by the campus nurse if their child has failed the school screening, and a request for professional exam will be sent home.
SCREENING FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES:
Acanthosis nigricans (ANTES) 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 (darkened skin areas) can help identify persons who run risk of developing diabetes in the future. The campus nurse will do ANTES screening of students in 3rd grade. Parents will be notified by phone and by a written referral letter which recommends a physician's evaluation and lab study.
Please ensure that the campus nurse is updated with any changes in your child's medical information. It is also important to provide the school with correct and updated phone numbers. If you have changes, please contact the Attendance Clerk.
If at any time you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the campus nurse for assistance.
Tanya Hardin RN
Sundown Elementary School Nurse