Sara Burke, RN
During registration, the school nurse will review your child's immunization records to make sure they are up to date. Please let her know if your child has any medical issues or is taking any medication.
Illness and Contagious Conditions
Please call me 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. Call the school anytime your child is absent from school. A parent note MUST accompany your child’s return to school.
A doctor’s note is REQUIRED for absences of 5 days or more.
• 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 and need to be eating and drinking without any problem.
Children are not permitted to carry any medication, including cough drops. ALL MEDICATION must be administered in the clinic. Medication given for less than 15 days must be accompanied by the administration of medication form, signed by the parent. 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 and 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. Medications, such as antibiotics 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, Motrin, Tums, etc. Please visit the Katy ISD website for official forms.
Eating Healthy and Allergies
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 any food and milk allergies. Please notify the nurse if your child has any allergies. Your doctor may recommend having an epi-pen at school.
All grades, except 2nd and 4th, are screened for vision and hearing. If you have concerns about your child’s vision or hearing, please let the nurse know. Parents will be contacted if their child has failed the school screening and a request for a professional exam will be sent home. If you receive a referral, please take it to your doctor and return it to the nurse.
Every student should have a change of clothes (including underwear + socks) in their backpack. This prevents your child from having to wait while the nurse calls you to bring some clothes. There are frequently cafeteria spills and changes needed for bathroom accidents.
Questions and Concerns
Please feel free to contact the nurse with any concerns or questions. Be sure that she is updated with any changes in your child’s medical information. If your phone number changes, contact the school office.