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: New 24 hour Rule is attached below:
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.
Should you stay home? Flow Chart
Katy ISD Parent 24-hour Rule - English
Except in the case of emergency, students may visit the clinic only after obtaining a clinic pass from their teacher. Students need to come to the clinic if feeling ill. If they contact their parent to be picked up or make previous arrangements, the Nurse cannot excuse their absence. 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.
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 shots by the end of March 2017. These mandated immunizations are required before we can give your child their 7th grade schedule next year. If you have any questions, please contact the clinic at 281-234-2414 .
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
The clinic does not stock a supply of medications for students. No medication of any type are to be carried by a student, or elsewhere on school grounds. Any exception to this rule must be approved, documented in writing, and on file in the school clinic. Medication dispensed at school must be in a properly labeled container, with one medication per container, and must not be expired.
Any student that will require more than two weeks of medication at school is required to have a physician or health care provider sign the medication administration for more than 15 days form, in order for the school nurse to administer the medication.
Medication that has been in clinic with the 15 day or less form and no additional form has been provided with physician signature will be sent home with student and not allowed in the clinic again until appropriate form has been completed.
Medication is not stored over the summer, and new forms with the medications must be turned in for each school year. Controlled medications must be picked up by parents, and cannot be sent home with students. For cough drops- they must be in original container with a note granting permission for cough drops to be given with student full name, parent full name and parent signature. Natural and homeopathic-like products not FDA approved cannot be dispensed in the school clinics by school personnel.
15 Day or Less Form
15 Day or More Form
T.I.D (Three Times a day) Medication Policy:
Medication prescribed or requested to be given three times or less a day will not be given unless a specific time during the school hours is prescribed, or the school nurse determines that a special need exists for an individual student.
An acceptable schedule that can be followed at home is outlined below:
-1st dose given with breakfast.
-2nd dose given with a snack after school.
-3rd dose given just before bedtime (a snack may be needed).
Links to Forms and Information
Forms that are frequently requested from the school clinic can be found on the KatyISD Health Services Site. Feel free to print these off and use them as needed.
Please feel free to contact the clinic at any time with any questions or concerns. We are happy to help!
Lisa Shurter, RN BSN
Karen Briones, Clinic Aide