PARENTS OF STUDENTS in the 6th GRADE:
The State of Texas requires certain immunizations to be given
11th birthday and/or before entering 7th grade. Please see below and send in proof of these immunizations as soon as your child receives them. Please keep this in mind this school year as you visit the doctor and have the opportunity to receive these. Notices will be mailed to all 6th grade students who haven't received these shots by the end of March 2021. These mandated immunizations are required before we can give your child their 7th grade schedule next year.
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. contraindicated.
Meningococcal Vaccine: 1 dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required on or after the student's 11th birthday.
- Additional information regarding these immunizations including exemptions from immunizations can be obtained through the Texas Department of Health website www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school.
Medicine at School:
Children are not permitted to carry medication. ALL MEDICATION must be administered from the clinic. Parents are asked to contact us if your student will need to have medication on campus so we can send you the correct forms for the type of medication dn make an appointment for you to drop the paperwork and medications off. ALL medications must be in the original container. All prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container with the child's name , medication date and dosing instructions. Medications directed to be administered 3 times per 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.
Communication with the clinic:
Please ensure that the campus nurse is updated with any changed 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.