State law requires students in all grades in Texas schools to be immunized against certain vaccinepreventable diseases. In addition to vaccines your child has already received, state law requires one
dose of the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccine and a dose of the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular
pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for students in 7th-12th grades. The full vaccine requirements for 7th
grade students can be found on the DSHS Immunization Unit website at
Health & Nutrition
Please encourage your child to start each day with a healthy breakfast and bring a water bottle to school to drink water throughout the day. The clinic does not have snacks. The cafeteria serves breakfast, lunch and sells a la carte items for the students. Please partner with us in helping your child make good decisions so they can thrive in the classroom both physically and mentally.
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 parents/guardians have updated personal and emergency contact information for prompt student pick up. Again, students' and staffs' health and safety are our priority. The parent/guardian will be provided with detailed instructions regarding the 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
- Shortness of breath
- Difficulty breathing
- Chills, shaking, or exaggerated shivering
- Significant muscle pain or ache
- Sore throat
- Loss of taste or smell
- Diarrhea, nausea or vomiting
- Congestion or runny nose
A person may present with only one symptom or a combination of the symptoms.
Below is a flowchart to aid 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.
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.
T.I.D (Three Times a day) Medication Policy:
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.
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).
Please call if you have any questions regarding this matter.
Texas state law and Katy ISD requires that every student have current immunizations or have a current physician-provided medical exemption or a current state-issued affidavit for reasons of conscience exemption on file in order to attend school. Original forms for the Reasons of Conscience must be given to the school nurse to be kept on file. Copies are not valid. If you have any questions, please call/email/visit the nurse for an immunization review.
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 and attending class.
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.
Students are encouraged to dress appropriately to the Katy ISD school dress code. The Nurse does not have extra clothes in the clinic. Clothing situations will be handled with the student's grade level Assistant Principals.
All students new to the school who did not attend a Texas school previously will be screened within 120 days of enrollment. If the child has failed any of the screenings, the nurse will contact the parents of the child and a referral notice for a professional exam will be sent home.
Vision & Hearing
7th graders are screened annually for vision and hearing. Also, any student who did not attend a Texas school previously may also be screened. Parents will be contacted by the campus nurse if their child has failed the screening and a referral for a professional exam will be sent home.
7th grade girls and 8th grade boys will be screened. The screening is simple. Screeners will look at your child's back while he or she stands and bends forward. The school will send you a letter if your child does not pass the screening. The letter will tell you how to follow-up with a doctor.
Change in Medical and Contact Information
Please notify the nurse if your child has a change in their medical history. It is important that our records are up to date to best assist your child in the clinic. It is also important to keep contact information, phone numbers, and emergency contacts current with our Registrar.
Please feel free to contact the campus nurse with any questions or concerns. It is our pleasure to partner with you in the health of your child at school! Thank you!