Email: DelainePBingham@KatyISD.org Twitter: MDJH_CLINIC
Hello, I am here as a healthcare provider in the school setting. I assess sick students, provide first aid for injuries, attend to emergencies, promote safety and well for all my students and the staff. I value education and will encourage students to remain in class or school, unless they have a communicable illness that prevents them from attending school per KISD policy.
Katy ISD Health Services
The Katy ISD Health Services website provides forms for medications, allergies, immunizations, and much more.
KATY ISD 24 HOUR RULE
Students who demonstrate signs and symptom of illness or a possible communicable disease should be referred to the school nurse for further assessment. Those with a temperature of 100.0 degrees or above, those that are vomiting, and those with diarrhea must be sent home. The student must be fever free without the use of fever-reduction medication for 24 hours before he or she can be allowed back in school. **NOTE: A doctor's note does not override the 24hour policy.
For those that do not come to school, due to a communicable disease, please notify the nurse of the illness.
Student who become ill at school are evaluation by the campus nurse. The nurse will assess and determine if student needs to be sent home, and will send them home from the clinic.
**Students who contact their parent or guardian by personal cell phone for medication, illness, or an injury, and has not been assessed by the campus nurse, will be handled through the Attendance Office. If student is taken home, it will be dismissed as a parent excused absence.
MEDICATION AT SCHOOL
All medication (prescription and non-prescription) needs to be brought to the clinic. Controlled Medications, MUST be brought to the clinic by the parent only. All others can be brought by the student, as long as they are in the non-expired, correct bottle, correct prescription and have the required paperwork. Forms can be obtained by the school nurse and must be renewed annually. Once the Parent/Physician have signed the Authorization for Self-Administration of Asthma or Anaphylaxis Medication and it is given to the nurse, the student may carry their Inhaler or Epipen/Auvi-Q. NO OTHER MEDICATIONS CAN BE CARRIED BY THE STUDENT.
If you know your student has issues that require medications at different times of the year, then the parent and physician should fill out the Authorization for Medication > 15 days. If your student may temporarily need medications, then the parent may fill out the Administration of Medications for 15 days or < less.
HEALTH FORMS: All may be found on the Katy ISD website under Health Services.
PARENTS OF STUDENTS ENTERING 7TH GRADE: The State of Texas requires the Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis and the MCV—Meningococcal Vaccine be given on or after the 11th birthday. If those students entering 7th grade have not received the vaccine, the STUDENT WILL NOT RECEIVE THEIR SCHEDULE FOR THE NEXT YEAR. If you know they have received these vaccines, it is important we receive a copy. You may email or fax. Shot documentation needs to be stamped or signed by the validating facility, or be on the facility letterhead. If your student receives a vaccine during the school year, please make sure the nurse receives a copy of it, as soon as possible, so the immunization records will remain updated.
**Texas State Law and KISD requires every student to have current immunizations, or have a current physician provided Medical Exception or current State Issued Reason of Conscience Exemption on file, in order to attend school. It must be an original, copies are invalid.
MANDATED SCREENINGS TO BE DONE THIS SCHOOL YEAR
7TH GRADE-Vision/Hearing, Acanthosis Nigracans (indicator for possible diabetes), and Scoliosis for 7th grade girls.
8TH GRADE-Scoliosis for 8th grade boys.
Screenings have been conducted this year, and referrals for those who failed the screenings, have been sent to the parent. Please take your student, and the paperwork, to the appropriate physician, have them fill it out the form, and return it to the nurse.