Welcome to the Jenks Clinic page! We hope you find all the information you need here, but if you have any questions you are welcome to contact us anytime. We're excited to serve you and your families this year!
Has it been a while since you've updated your
Personal Health Inventory? Maybe your child has outgrown a previous illness or been diagnosed with something new that you'd like us to know. Please print this page off and send it to school with your child so we have all of their current health information.
All medications (prescription and nonprescription) brought to the school must be taken to the school clinic immediately upon arrival. Students may transport prescription/nonprescription medication to and from school as long as the medication is not a controlled substance. Students may not be in possession of any prescription or nonprescription drug on school grounds during school hours unless officially authorized by the campus nurse for possession and self-administration of a prescription medication for asthma, anaphylaxis, or diabetes. The following procedures are to be followed regarding medications:
All prescription drugs dispensed through a physician's office must be in their original pharmacy container or packing and labeled by the pharmacist or physician. The label must include:
The student's name.
The physician's name.
The name and strength of the drug.
Amount of drug to be given.
Frequency of administration.
Date prescription was filled.
All nonprescription drugs must be in their original container. The written request for administration of these over-the counter drugs, made by parent, guardian, or physician, must be complete. There is a form for Medication Authorization for Less than 15 Days which only requires parental permission, or Medication Authorization for More than 15 Days which requires a physician's signature. These forms can be found below.
Natural and/or homeopathic-like products, not FDA approved, will not be dispensed in the school setting by school district personnel.
- Food or Environmental Allergies
- Medication Needed All Year in the Clinic (ADD/ADHD meds, Pain meds, etc.)
- Cough Drops or Other Temporary Medication
Please remember, for the safety of all children at school, students may not carry any medicine with them while on school grounds. Please direct all medication to the clinic for the nurse to administer as needed.
24 HOUR RULE
Students who demonstrate signs and symptoms of illness or a possible communicable disease should be referred to the school clinic for further assessment. Those with an elevated temperature of 100.0 degrees or above or those who vomit or have diarrhea must be isolated and sent home. It is okay to keep your child at home if the fever is lower, but your child does not feel well. The student must be free of fever without fever-reducing medication for 24 hours before he/she can be allowed back in school. Remember to call 281-237-8300 to report your child’s illness or you can click "Absence Form" below and report your child's absence online.
Those excluded due to vomiting or diarrhea must also be free of symptoms without the use of
preventative medications before being allowed back in school. (Administrative Regulation FFAD) The 24 hour period is used as the standard length of time to determine if indeed symptoms have subsided.
Please contact the nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as strep throat, chickenpox, pink eye, impetigo, ringworm, flu, or has vomiting and/or diarrhea.
If your student has nits or live lice seen in his/her hair, we will call you for pick up to treat at home; Nurse Tara is available to advise you in treatment options at that time. Once treatment has been performed, your student is welcome to return to school. Nurse Tara will do a quick head check upon returning to school. For more lice information, see the handouts below.
We do not keep many articles of clothing in the clinic. In the event of a spill or accident, if your child does not have clothes to change into, we will be calling you to bring an extra pair. If you will simply place a pair of underwear, shirt and shorts in your child's backpack, they can change and be back to class in minutes. This is a large issue in elementary school and every day we have kids in all grades who have spilled milk, fallen in the mud, or had an accident and need to change clothes. Your help with this will make a huge difference!
Children should never share food at school. This helps to keep our friends with allergies safe. Please feed your child breakfast before school and send a healthy lunch. They will do much better at school if they are properly fueled and rested. (Sandwiches, fruit and vegetables [cut-up and ready to eat], milk, and water are great choices.)
Five year-olds need ten to twelve hours of sleep per night. Lack of sleep and hunger affect learning and behavior. Please set your child up for success with a good night's rest, a healthy breakfast, and a nutritious lunch.
Please check the Health Services website for more information from the district.