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 parent/guardians have updated personal and emergency contact information for prompt student pick up. Again, students' and staffs' health and safety are our priority. Parent/guardian will be provided with detailed instructions regarding 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, 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. (A person may present with only one symptom or a combination of the symptoms). Below is a flowchart to aide 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.
KatyISD Parent 24-Hour Rule
Tompkins High School Nurses:
We are here as healthcare providers in the school setting. To name a few of our duties: we assess and provide first aid for injuries, attend to emergencies, dispense medications needed during school hours, and promote safety and wellness for students, staff, and visitors. We 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 KISD policy.
Kasey Nelson, RN 9th Grade Center: Krystal Irvin, BSN, RN
Email: email@example.com Email:
Clinic Fax: 281-644-1915
Clinic Fax: 281-644-1916
Tompkins Clinic CNA: Beatrice Salazar Phone: 281-234-1017
Email: BeatriceRSalazar@katyisd.org Bilingual: Spanish and English
Our hours are 7:05AM to 3:05PM, Monday thru Friday. Please feel free to contact us during these hours, as needed.
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 make previous arrangements, the nurse cannot excuse their absence. Students leaving for home from the clinic must sign out in the appropriate attendance office and if driving, parental permission must be given to the nurse. Please be aware that if you child has multiple absences from school and is not showing signs of a communicable illness, their illness may not be excused by the nurse. A few things to note:
Students who wear contact lenses should carry their own lens solution and should always have a contact case with them.
Personal sanitary items should be sent from home. We do carry these items in the clinic; however they are to be used for emergencies. Please assist your child in planning ahead.
Tattoos and piercings should be cared for at home and are not a reason to leave class to come to the clinic.
Athletes who need assistance related to an injury that happened during athletics should see the athletic trainer during their athletic period, or before/after school.
24 Hour Rule:
If your child has: fever of 100.0 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 same 24 hour rule applies, and 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: an inhaler (asthma), or an Epi-Pen (severe allergies). Otherwise, we can dispense the medication to your child with a signed note from a parent/guardian that is good for 2 weeks. If the medication is needed for greater than 2 weeks, the proper form (Administration of Medications at School for More than 15 days) with a physician signature is required. Other forms available that require a physician signature, and that can take the place of a separate physician order are: asthma action plan, allergy action plan, and seizure action plan forms. (See box on right for all available forms).
** 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 must include:
Name of medication
Reason for administration
Amount to be given (ex. 2 tabs, or 2tsp.)
Time or frequency to be administered (ex. At 11:15, or every 4-6hrs as needed)
Date to begin/date to end
Parent's name, signature, date signed, and phone number
Physician signature (If greater than 15 days)
If immunizations become due during the school year for your child, we will notify you in writing with the specific vaccine due, and the date that documentation is required in the clinic; we typically give you 1-2 weeks before your child will be excluded from returning to school until the vaccine is received.
**If you wish to decline vaccinations, the proper documentation, an ROC (Reasons of Conscience) from the State of Texas, must be provided. Click here for additional; info:
Texas Department of State Health Services.
For your reference, here is the link to the most up-to-date immunization requirements:
For additional information contact the
Katy ISD Health Services department.