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View the Immunization Requirements for Katy ISD.
Children must be free of fever (less than 100.4 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.
Parents, please call the school attendance clerk- Kathy Stevenson at (281)237-6605, anytime your child is absent from school. Parent note must accompany child’s return to school. Doctor’s note is required for absences of consecutive 5 days or more.
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. 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 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.
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 on the Katy ISD website.
Contact school nurse with questions.
Head checks are done at school to any student showing signs of lice. Children with lice are excluded from school until proof of first treatment is sent to the nurse. 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(s) 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. New Food Pyramid can be found at- http://www.mypyramid.gov/
Parents please ensure that your child has a good night’s sleep before coming to school.
SCREENINGS - 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 school nurse if their child has failed the school screening and a request for professional exam will be sent home.
ACANTHOSIS NIGRICANS (ANTES):
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 school 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 feel free to contact the school nurse with any concerns or questions. We expect our parents to keep the school nurse up to date with any changes in your child’s medical information including any medications administered at home.
Remember to inform the school of any changes in your phone numbers, including emergency contacts, to your child’s enrollment information card.
***IMMUNIZATIONS MUST BE TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH
AND VALIDATED BY A PHYSICIAN OR CLINIC.***