We are here as healthcare providers in the school setting. We assess sick students, provide first aid for injuries, attend to emergencies, promote safety and wellness for students and staff, and maintain students' health and immunization records, to name a few of our duties. 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 an emergency, students may visit the clinic only after obtaining a clinic pass from their teacher. Students need to come to the clinic if they feel 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 communicable illness, their illness may not be excused by the Nurse.
- Students must have a pass - it is important that teachers know where they are and they won't be marked unexcused from class.
- The clinic is a NO Cell Phone zone. This includes texting. They may use their phone to call their parent if given permission by the nurse.
- If they are in the clinic to rest we ask that they turn off their music, phones, and we discourage socializing with their peers so they and others may rest.
Update for 6th Grade Parents:
Is your child 11 years old? Has it been 5 years since their last DTap? If you answered yes to one or both questions, your child should be eligible to receive their MCV4 (Meningitis) vaccine and/or Tdap Booster. State law requires one dose of the meningococcal conjugate (MCV4) vaccine and a dose of the tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine for students in 7th-12th grades. The full vaccine requirements for 7th grade students can be found on the DSHS Immunization Unit website at https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/. We also want to remind you to get your child’s vaccinations early— before the busy back-to-school season. Getting your child vaccinated not only protects your child’s health, but also that of the community.
We will distribute $30 Colt Cash to our 6th graders that provide the clinic a copy of their updated vaccine record that includes both vaccinations. “Colt Cash” is a campus incentive system in which students can trade their “cash” in for prizes. Students will have until Friday, December 15th to receive $30 Colt Cash. After this date, any records turned in will receive $15 Colt Cash.
Let’s prep early for 7th grade to begin the 24-25 school year on the right foot!
If you have any questions about vaccines, please consult your healthcare provider. You can also email the clinic nurse firstname.lastname@example.org or clinic aide email@example.com a scanned copy of your child’s records. Please remind your student to visit the clinic to pick up their Colt Cash should you decide to email. If you have any questions, call us at 281.234.0626. The clinic is open M-F 8:20p – 4:20p.
Thank you for your help with this and continuing to keep your child and our community safe!
Kristine Diaz, RN, BSN
Gabriela Rivas, MA
Kristine Diaz, BSN, RN
Gabriela Rivas, MA