I am here as a healthcare provider in the school setting. Some of the basic duties of a campus nurse include: assess and treat ill and injured students, attend to emergencies, administer medications, and promote safety and wellness for students and staff. I 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 Katy ISD policy.
Except in the case of emergency, students may visit the clinic only after obtaining a clinic pass from their teacher. If a student contacts his/her parent to be picked up, or made 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.
Covid – 19:
Individuals who test positive for Covid – 19 should:
- Isolate for 10 days after the date of symptom onset or test date if no symptoms present
- Individuals must be fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever – reducing medication to return to campus
- Complete the self-report tile on Katy ISD webpage
Individuals who have one or more symptoms consistent with Covid – 19:
- If an individual has not been seen by medical provider and has symptoms consistent with covid – 19 it will be assumed the individual has covid-19
- If a student has symptoms consistent with covid-19 and want to return before 10 day isolation, a student should obtain a medical professional's note or submit a lab confirmed negative covid – 19 test
- Student must report to campus nurse for re-entry to campus
Individuals who have been exposed to Covid – 19 should:
- Consider quarantining for 14 days from last date of exposure as recommended by CDC
- Monitor for symptoms consistent with Covid – 19 for 14 days after the date of last contact as recommended by the CDC
- Consider wearing a mask if choosing to return to school prior to the end of the 14 – day quarantine
- Consider testing between day 3 and 7 after exposure and if symptoms develop
24 Hour Rule:
If your child has: fever of 100 or greater, vomiting, and/or diarrhea, they MUST stay home until they are tolerating food and liquids and are symptom free for 24 hours WITHOUT the use of medication to relieve the symptoms.
If your child is sent home from the clinic with any of the above symptoms, the 24 hours begin at the time the student is signed out.
ALL medications must be kept in the clinic. Students may not carry any medication on their person unless they have signed documentation in the clinic that allows them to carry emergency medications such as an inhaler or an Epi-Pen (severe allergies). Medication can be dispensed to your child for up to two weeks with a signed note from a parent/guardian. If the medication is needed for more than two weeks, the proper form (Administration of Medications at School for More than 15 days) with a physician signature is required. This includes any over the counter medications as well as prescription medication.
** Natural and /homeopathic-like products not FDA approved cannot be dispensed in the school clinics by school personnel.
PLEASE NOTE: The clinic does not stock any medication. All medication must be provided by the parents.
*All over-the-counter medications must be in original container, and all prescription medications must be in the original, labeled prescription bottle. The parent note or proper medication administration form should include the name of the medication, dosage and frequency (ex: 1 tablet every 4 hours); time to be given; parent's signature, contact number and date.