Azzure Howard, LVN - Nurse
Visit the Katy ISD Health Services website for information about the flu, immunization requirements, lice information, and necessary forms for medication administration.
**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 or a notarized affidavit for exemptions due to reasons of conscience is given to the school nurse. Immunization requirements can be found on: www.katyisd.org under Health Services/Immunization Requirements. Contact campus nurse with questions.
Children are not permitted to carry medication, including cough drops. ALL MEDICATION must be administered from the clinic. Over the counter medication for less than 15 days, must be accompanied with the proper form, and the form must be signed by the parent (see above to print forms). ALL medication must be in the original container. Please call the nurse if your child is bringing in medication. For prescription medication, 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, Motrin, Tums, Neosporin, etc. Medications can only be sent for the student by the parent or guardian.
Children must be free of fever (less than 100.0 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, without the use of medication, before returning to school. Children 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 fever, vomiting, and/or diarrhea.
Also parents, please call the school attendance clerk, Mrs. Montgomery, at 281-237-5355, anytime your child is absent from school. A doctor's note is required for absences of 5 days or more.
Please send your child to school with a change of clothing in his/her backpack for emergencies. There are frequently drink mishaps in the cafeteria and changes needed for bathroom accidents. If you would prefer for the extra clothing to be placed in the clinic, please send clothing in a bag, labeled with your child's name.
BREAKFAST IS THE MOST IMPORTANT MEAL OF THE DAY!
It's important for kids to have breakfast every day, but what they eat in the morning is crucial too. Choosing breakfast foods that are rich in whole grains, fiber, and protein while low in added sugar may boost kids' attention span, concentration, and memory — which they need to learn in school.
Kids who eat breakfast are more likely to get fiber, calcium, and other important nutrients. They also tend to keep their weight under control, have lower blood cholesterol levels and fewer absences from school, and make fewer trips to the school nurse with stomach complaints related to hunger.
Also, look at the lunch menu with your child and encourage healthy choices. The menu can be found on the Katy ISD webpage. Remind your child that food/snacks are not to be shared at school. Doctor's letters are REQUIRED YEARLY for food and milk allergies. Please notify the nurse prior to school if your child has food allergies, especially allergies to nuts. Parents, please ensure that your child has a good night's sleep before coming to school.
Children with live lice are excluded from school until they have been treated and no longer have lice. Parents, it is always a good habit to check your children on a regular basis at home. Please contact the campus nurse with any questions.
VISION AND HEARING SCREENING
All grades except 2nd and 4th are screened for vision and hearing. If your child has a permanent disability (visual or auditory), please send paperwork from the doctor explaining the permanent disability. If your child fails either school screening, a request for a professional exam will be sent home with the student. Initial screenings have been done. Rescreens, if needed, will be done in December. If your student has glasses, please ensure they bring them to school daily. They will be screened with their glasses. If your child is new to Katy ISD, your child will have both a vision and hearing screen done, regardless of grade level.
Please feel free to contact the school nurse with any concerns or questions. Please ensure that the campus nurse is updated with any changes in your child's medical information. Remember to ensure that the school has correct and updated phone numbers where you can be reached and that you have added emergency contacts to your child's enrollment card.