Welcome to the Kilpatrick Elementary Nurse’s Page.
OKE Campus Nurse
Teena Bacher RN
Phone: (281) 237-7611
OKE Nurse Assistant
Phone: (281) 237-7742
Health & Nutrition
Please ensure that your child has a good night's sleep before coming to school. Encourage your child to start each day with a healthy breakfast. Look at the lunch menu with your child and encourage healthy choices. Remind your child that food, including snacks, are not to be shared at school. Specific seating is in place in the cafeteria for our students with food allergies
In these unprecedented times, information is continuously evolving; please check back often for current information as we continue to develop plans to keep our Koala families safe and healthy.
Important Covid-19 and communicable disease information:
The health and safety or our students, staff and OKE community is our top priority. 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 that parents/guardians have updated their child's personal and emergency contact information for prompt student pick up. Parent/guardian will be provided with detailed instructions regarding criteria for readmission to school from Health Services/KISD Office of Emergency Management prior to being sent home.
Covid-19 symptoms: New 24-hour Rule is attached below
COVID-19 symptoms vary and may include a 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/vomiting. (A person may present with only one symptom or a combination of the symptoms). Below is a link to a flowchart to aide you in your decision on if your child should go to school or stay home as well as links to the new Katy ISD parent 24-hr rule and a direct link to the Health Services website.
Should you stay home? Flow Chart
Katy ISD Parent 24-hour Rule – English
Medication at School
Children are NOT permitted to carry medication, including cough drops. If your child needs to take medicine at school for less than 15 days, the medicine must be accompanied by a note from the parent permitting us to give the medication. Please include the reason, the time it needs to be taken, and the amount (dose). If your child requires medications to be left at school for the school year, the medication must accompany a greater-than-15-day note, signed by the physician and parent. For your convenience, medication forms can be obtained from the nurse or the Katy ISD website (see below). Parents are asked to deliver the medication to the clinic and bring only the necessary amount for school. All medications must be in their original container with a current expiration date. Prescription medications must be in the original container, with the prescription label, and must have the child's name, name of medication, and dosing instructions.
To print off Katy ISD health related forms, please click on the Quick Links box to the right.
Everyone is susceptible to accidents, whether they are spills in the cafeteria or toileting accidents, it is nice to be able to change into your own clothing. Please pack a change of clothing in a gallon sized Ziploc bag to be stored in the classroom. When clothing is soiled the clothes will be sent home. Please return laundered clothing the next school, day. Unfortunately, this year the clinic will not be able to provide a change of clothing, so to save you a trip to the clinic please pack a change of clothing for your child.
Texas state law and Katy ISD require 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. If you have any questions, please call the school nurse BEFORE your child's immunizations are due.
It is a good habit to check your children regularly for lice. Watch for frequent scratching of the scalp, brown or white eggs (nits) on the hair shaft that may look like dandruff but are not easily brushed away, and live lice which are brown and move very quickly. Encourage your child not to share combs, brushes, hair decorations or hats. If you think someone in your family has head lice, it's best to check everyone in the family and notify friends or relatives who may have been in contact as well. Please contact the campus nurse with any questions, or if you have treated your child for head lice.
Vision & Hearing
Grades Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, and 5th are screened annually in the first semester for vision and hearing. Any student in grades 2 and 4 who did not attend a Texas school previously may also be screened. If your child has been or will be screened during the school year, and you do not wish them to be screened at school, please contact the nurse. Parents who have concerns about their child's vision or hearing may request a screening. Parents will be contacted by the campus nurse if their child has not passed the screening and a referral for a professional exam will be sent home.
Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment (formerly called ANTES)
Acanthosis nigricans is a skin condition that signals high insulin levels in the body. It is believed that higher than normal insulin levels in the bloodstream cause growth of darkened skin over parts of the body (neck, knuckles, elbows, knees, groin or stomach). These markings can help identify persons who are at risk of developing diabetes in the future. The campus nurse will do a risk assessment screening on all 3rd grade students. Parents of students with a positive screen will be notified by phone and a written referral letter recommending a physician's evaluation will be sent home.
Spinal screenings to screen for possible scoliosis will be conducted in the fall semester for fifth grade girls. Parents will be notified if a referral to a physician is needed.
Change in Medical and Contact Information
Please notify the nurse if your child develops new allergies or of medical changes that may arise throughout the school year. Please keep your contact information, phone numbers, and emergency contacts current. Please feel free to contact the campus nurse with any concerns or questions. Thank you!