Clinic Fax: 281-644-1976
PHS Clinic is open to students from 7:00 am – 3:00 pm on school days
Covid-19 have a wide range of reported symptoms - ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. Many of the symptoms of COVID are common with a cold, flu, or seasonal allergies. Symptoms include:
Fever or chills of 100.0 or student “feeling feverish”
New and persistent cough
Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
Fatigue, Muscle or body aches
New or unusual headache
New loss of taste or smell
New congestion or runny nose
Nausea or vomiting, diarrhea
Report any positive COVID tests to the Covid-19 positive self-reporting tile in your student’s Mykatycloud.
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. There are vending machines and the cafeteria serves breakfast and lunch 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.
Please see the flow chart below for guidance on if your child should come to school. In previous years, many of the symptoms on the COVID-19 symptoms list would not warrant a child to stay home, be sent home, or even see a physician. However, this year we must err on the side of caution to keep our students and staff safe.
Per KatyISD protocol, if your child has one or more of the following symptoms below, please keep them home and see a physician or get tested for COVID, so they can be cleared to come to school.
Please know that if they come to the nurse’s clinic with any of these symptoms, they will most likely be sent home, for an evaluation as well. We know that can be very inconvenient for parents. We appreciate your patience and understanding while we all try to navigate through this pandemic. Please call or email us with any questions or concerns.
Can My Child Go To School Flow Chart (English)
Can My Child Go To School Flow Chart (Spanish)
To print off Katy ISD health related forms to give to the nurse for medication administration at school, please click on the “Health services link” at the top right of this page. It will redirect you to their page and you can click on the “medication” tab at the top and pick which form for your situation. Please make a grab-n-go appointment for us to meet you at your car for medications and MD forms drop-off.
Tips for medications at school
All forms must be completely filled out with no blanks left or the form will be invalid for the nurse to use. For the dates, put the current date for the beginning and the end date August of the current school year. (Example: 2020-21 school year: Current date (9/8/2020) and End date (7/31/2021) so if summer school is needed/wanted the form is valid for the full year.
If your child needs to take medication at school for a short term (15 BUSINESS days or less, please use the 15 day or less form). The parent must complete and sign.
If your child requires medication to be administered throughout the entire school year the more that 15 day form should be used OR an appropriate Action Plan for the condition. For example: If your child has Asthma, please use the Action Plan for Asthma and the Self administration form. In high school, students are allowed to carry asthma, anaphylaxis, or diabetes medications with the proper Action Plan and Self Administration form on file with the nurse. The nurse will give the student an ID card so teachers are aware that the nurse knows about the medication.
All medications (Prescription and non-prescription) should be brought to the clinic once the child arrives at school. Students may transport prescription and nonprescription to and from school as long as the medication is not a controlled substance. Controlled substances must be brought to the clinic by a parent.
Natural and/or homeopathic-like products, not FDA approved, will not be dispensed in the school setting by school district personnel per Katy ISD policy.
The clinic does NOT have stock medications. The only medications given to students is what is brought from home.
Medications prescribed or requested to be given 3 times a day, or less are not to be given at school. The only exception to this rule is if a physician prescribes a specific time that is during school hours or the school nurse determines a special need is present for the student.
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 immunization review.
Students are encouraged to dress appropriately to Katy ISD school dress code. The Nurse does not have extra clothes in the clinic. Clothing situations will be handled with the students grade level Assistant Principals.
Ninth grade students will be screened for scoliosis in the first semester. If the student fails the screen the campus nurse will contact the parents and a referral form for a professional exam will be sent home.
All students new to 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.
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.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns. It is our pleasure to partner with you in the health of your child at school! Thank you!