Patricia Duda, RN 9th grade clinic Marguerite Lerro, RN 10th-12th grade clinic
Fax: 281-644-1744 Fax: 281-644-1743
Our hours are 7am to 3pm, Monday thru Friday, on school days.
We are here as healthcare providers in the school setting. We assess sick students, provide first aid for injuries, attend to emergencies, promote safety and wellness for students and staff, and maintain students' health and immunization records to name a few of our duties. We value education and will encourage students to remain in school or class unless they have a communicable illness that prevents them from attending school per KISD policy.
Important Covid-19 and communicable disease information:
All symptoms will be taken seriously. Students should be prescreened at home prior to coming to school. Any student reporting symptoms at school will be sent to the clinic, evaluated and sent home per KISD protocol. The reporting of symptoms will be taken seriously for the health and safety of our students and staff. It is imperative parent/guardians have updated personal and emergency contact information for prompt student pick up. Again, students' and staffs' health and safety are our priority. Parent/guardian will be provided with detailed instructions regarding criteria for readmission to school from Health Services/KISD Office of Emergency Management once the student has been sent home.
Covid -19 symptoms:
Temperature greater than 100, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, chills, shaking or exaggerated shivering, significant muscle pain or ache, headache, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, diarrhea, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting. (A person may present with only one symptom or a combination of the symptoms). Below is a flowchart to aide you in the decision if your child should come to school or stay home. Also below is an example letter that may be sent home with your child that explains the 24-hour rule and the protocol if sent home with Covid-19 symptoms.
Should you stay home? Flow Chart
Katy ISD Parent 24-hour Rule
Except in the case of emergency, students may visit the clinic only after obtaining a clinic pass from their teacher. Students need to come to the clinic if feeling ill. If they contact their parent to be picked up or make previous arrangements, the Nurse cannot excuse their absence. Students leaving for home from the clinic must sign out in the Attendance office and if driving, parental permission must be given to the Nurse. Please be aware that if your child has multiple absences from school and is not showing signs of a communicable illness, their illness may not be excused by the Nurse.
Tattoos, piercings and false eye lashes should be cared for at home and are not a reason to leave class to come to the clinic.
Teachers are given a supply of band aids and minor cuts and abrasions can be washed with soap and water, covered with a band aid in class if a sink is available, or in the restroom.
Students who wear contact lenses should carry their own lens solution and should always have a contact case with them.
Personal Sanitary items should be provided by the student. We do carry these items in the clinic; however, they are to be used for emergencies. Please assist your child in planning ahead.
Athletes who need assistance related to an injury that happened during athletics should see the athletic trainer during their athletic period, or before/after school.
- Students must have a pass- It is important that their teacher knows where they are and so they won't be marked unexcused from class.
- The clinic is a NO Cell Phone zone. This includes texting. They may use their phones to call their parent if given permission by the nurse.
- If they are in the clinic to rest, we ask that they turn off their music, phones, and we discourage socializing with their peers so they and others may rest
No medication or drugs of any type are to be carried by a student, kept in a locker, or elsewhere on school grounds. Any exception to this rule must be approved, documented in writing, and on file in the school clinic. Medication must be in a properly labeled container, with one medication per container, and must not be expired. According to Texas Education Code 38.013, a student with Diabetes, Asthma, or Anaphylaxis is entitled to possess and self- administer his/her prescription medication while on school property. All required paperwork must be completed and on file in the school clinic. Forms can be obtained by the school nurse or downloaded from the link below and must be renewed annually. Students who are found to be in possession of any medication without proper authorization may be subject to disciplinary action as written in the KISD Discipline Management Plan and Student Code of Conduct.
Medication Less Than 15 days:
Prescription or nonprescription medications that need to be taken at school for 15 days or less, must be accompanied by a written permission, signed and dated by a parent or legal guardian. You may download this form, or a written note is also acceptable. Please include time to be given and dosage. We ask that all over the counter medications be provided in a 100 pill count/bottle for ease of storage.
Medication More Than 15 Days:
All Prescription and nonprescription medications to be administered longer than 15 days must be accompanied by a written request signed and dated by the prescribing physician and the parent/ guardian. This allows the medication to remain in the clinic the entire school year and a new form must be done the next school year. We ask over the counter medications be provided in a 100 pill count/bottle for ease of storage.
Medication prescribed or requested to be given three times or less a day will not be given unless a specific time during the school hours is prescribed or the school nurse determines that a special need exists for an individual student. Natural and /homeopathic-like products not FDA approved cannot be dispensed in the school clinics by school personnel.
24 Hour Communicable Illness Policy:
KISD Administrative Regulation FFAD is in place to ensure the health and safety of all students and states that students who exhibit vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever 100 degrees or higher (Fahrenheit) must be excluded from school. Re-admittance is allowable as follows:
- Free of fever (greater than 100) for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medication such as Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen. Common trade names of products containing these medications include, but are not limited to, Tylenol, Motrin or Advil.
- All Aspirin -containing products should be avoided due to the possibility of Reyes syndrome.
- Food and liquids have been tolerated for at least 24 hours without vomiting and/or diarrhea, and without the use of medication to relieve these symptoms.
- Students diagnosed with a contagious illness that is being treated with prescription medication, must complete a minimum of 24 hours of the prescribed medication dosage prior to returning to school.
The Clinic forms listed below can be found in the 1st Day Packet or downloaded from the CRHS clinic web page at: http://www.katyisd.org/dept/healthservices/Pages/default.aspx.
- Seizure Action Plan
- Asthma and Anaphylaxis Self Administration Permission Form
- Asthma Action Plan
- Migraine Action Plan
- Allergy Action Plan
- Medication Parent Permission (15 Days or Less)
- Medication Parent Permission (15 Days or More)