If you find that you have forgotten a medication that your student must have before coming to school, please bring this medication in the original container to the clinic. You will need to be checked in with your ID to give the medication, yourself, to your child in the clinic or the front office. This may only be done by a parent/guardian. Emergency contacts may not give medications.
If your student is ill, please encourage them to come to the clinic. Any communication regarding illness should come from the clinic in order for the absence to be excused.
Please keep in mind that KISD has a 24-hour rule regarding fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. Keep your student home until they are free of any of these symptoms for 24 hours. Please also keep your child home if they have a pending PCR-Covid Test.
Sick Students with Cell Phones
Students who contact their parents by personal cell phone for medication or for an illness or injury that has not been assessed by the nurse will be handled through Attendance and, if taken home, will be dismissed as a parent-excused absence.
Proof of immunization must be provided during registration. Student immunizations must be as up-to-date as medically feasible and must be certified by a doctor or public health official. A student will not be allowed to attend class if immunization records are not presented at enrollment. For more information, check the Katy ISD Health Services department website.
Katy ISD follows the Texas Department of State Health Services recommendation for immunization compliance in order for a student to attend school. The law requires that all students be up-to-date as medically feasible in order to attend classes. The immunization vaccine requirements for each grade level are listed on the Katy ISD website. Exemptions to the immunization requirements are allowable on an individual basis for medical contraindications, reasons for conscience-including religious belief, and active duty with the armed forces of the United States.
For further information, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services.
Any time a student is absent and is seen by a health care professional, a note from the health care professional is always in the best interest of the student so that the absence can be specified as either a doctor or health care appointment (for full or partial day) rather than for personal illness.
Students who become ill at school are sent to the clinic for evaluation by the campus nurse. The campus nurse will call the parent if a student needs to go home or needs to talk personally to the parent. An ill student must leave school through the clinic to have a clinic excused absence.
Keep your child at home if he/she has a fever of 100.0 degrees or higher, is vomiting, or has diarrhea. Students must be symptom-free for at least 24 hours without preventative medication. (For a student sent home from the clinic with a fever, vomiting, or diarrhea, at a minimum, the 24-hour rule begins when the student is signed out from school.)
Jennifer Jenkins, RN, BSN
Phone: (281) 234-2126
Fax: (281) 644-1886
Tavin Wampler, Clinic Aide
Phone: (281) 234-2290