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.
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/guardian 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 your child has multiple absences from school and is not showing signs of a communicable illness, their illness may not be excused by the nurse.
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 the 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 2 tsp.)
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)
PARENTS OF STUDENTS in the 6th GRADE : Additional immunizations are required upon entering the 7th Grade. Please keep this in mind this school year as you visit the doctor and have the opportunity to receive these. Please send in updated immunization documentation as soon as possible. (Remember to keep a copy for yourself.) Notices will be mailed to all 6th grade students who haven't received these vaccines by the end of March 2022 These mandated immunizations are required before we can give your child their 7th grade schedule next year.
Tetanus, Diphtheria, Pertussis (Tdap): Tdap is required for all students entering 7th grade if at least 5 years has lapsed since the last dose of a tetanus containing vaccine (DTap, DPT, DT). If 5 years have not elapsed since the last dose of a tetanus containing vaccine at entry into 7th grade, then this dose will become due as soon as the 5 year interval has passed. Td is acceptable if Tdap is medically contraindicated.
Meningococcal Vaccine: One dose is required for all students entering 7th grade.
Immunization records can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 281.644.1946 at any time.