PARENTS OF STUDENTS in the 6th GRADE : Additional immunizations are required upon entering the 7th Grade. Please keep this in mind this school year as you visit the doctor and have the opportunity to receive these. Please send in updated immunization documentation as soon as possible. (Remember to keep a copy for yourself.) Notices will be mailed to all 6th grade students who haven't received these shots by the end of March 2017. These mandated immunizations are required before we can give your child their 7th grade schedule next year. If you have any questions, please contact the clinic at 281-234-2414.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap): Tdap is required for all students entering 7th grade if at least 5 years has lapsed since the last dose of a tetanus containing vaccine (DTap, DPT, DT). If 5 years have not elapsed since the last dose of a tetanus containing vaccine at entry into 7th grade, then this dose will become due as soon as the 5 year interval has passed. Td is acceptable if Tdap is medically contraindicated.
Meningococcal Vaccine: One dose is required for all students entering 7th
Varicella vaccine (chickenpox): Two doses are required with the first on or after the first birthday, and the second dose prior to entry in the 7th grade, unless a parent or physician statement of disease is on file.
Additional information regarding these immunizations including exemptions from immunizations can be obtained through the Texas Department of Health website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/
Shot documentation needs to be stamped or signed by the validating facility or be on the the facility letterhead. The document must include the month, day and year the vaccine was given.**** Computer print outs are valid only if the administering facility has stamped/signed the print out. *** Please keep a copy for your records when submitting them to the Beck Clinic.
Medicine on File at School
Please note new medicine forms are required for every school year. Forms can be downloaded from KISD Health Services. Any controlled medicines would need to be brought to the clinic by an adult.
24 Hour Rule" Students who demonstrate signs and symptoms of illness or a possible communicable disease should be referred to the school clinic for further assessment. Those with an elevated temperature of 100 degrees or above or those who vomit or have diarrhea must be isolated and sent home. The student must be fever free without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before he/she can be allowed back in school. Those excluded due to vomiting or diarrhea must also be free of symptoms without the use of preventative medications before being allowed back in school. (Administrative Regulation FFAD) The 24 hour period is used as the standard length of time to determine if indeed symptoms have subsided.
Sick Students with Cell Phones
Students who contact their parents by personal cell phone for medication or for an illness or injury that has not been assessed by the nurse will be handled through Attendance and, if taken home, will be dismissed as a parent excused absence.