Katy ISD Health Services
The Katy ISD Health Services site provides links to forms for medications, allergies, immunizations, and much more.
Important Covid-19 and communicable disease
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. (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
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. 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.
must have a pass- It is important that
teachers know where they are and they won't be marked unexcused from class.
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.
6th Grade parents, please note the following vaccination requirements before entering
7th grade. Documentation can be submitted to the
clinic or emailed to the nurse. Remember to keep a copy for your records.
Failure to turn in this documentation may cause delays in receiving 7th grade schedules.
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.
Vaccine: 1 dose of
quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine is required on or after the
student's 11th birthday. Note: If a student received
this vaccine at 10 years of age, this will satisfy the requirement.
The clinic does not
stock a supply of medications for students. 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 dispensed at school 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 from
the nurse, found on the Health Services site (under medications tab), or
downloaded from the links on this site.
Medication is not stored over the
summer, and new forms with the medications must be turned in for each school
year. Controlled medications must be picked up by parents, and
cannot be sent home with students. For cough drops- they must be in original
container with a note granting permission for cough drops to be given with
student full name, parent full name and parent signature. Natural and
/homeopathic-like products not FDA approved cannot be dispensed in the school
clinics by school personnel.
T.I.D (Three Times a day)
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.
An acceptable schedule
that can be followed at home is outlined below:
-1st dose given with breakfast.
-2nd dose given with a snack after school.
-3rd dose given just before bedtime (a snack
may be needed).
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.
- 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.
Always remember that handwashing with soap and water is the best way to stop the spread of infections!
Links to Forms and Information
Forms that are frequently requested from the school clinic can be found on the Health services site (link above). Feel free to print these off and use them as needed.
Any student that will require more than two weeks of medication at school is required to have a physician or health care provider sign the medication administration for more than 15 days form, in order for the school nurse to administer the medication.
Other healthcare information not provided on this site
Other information can be found on Health services site (link above).