Welcome to the Nurse's Station!
You may contact the school nurse at firstname.lastname@example.org , or 979-249-3200. Please feel free to contact Mrs. McCulloch with questions or concerns.
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS PK-12
HEALTH CLINICS OFFERING IMMUNIZATIONS AND THE INFLUENZA VACCINE include the following:
Lee County Public Health Clinic
Washington County EMS
753 E. Travis St.
Department of Public Health
Information on immunization requirements and recommendations is available on the DHSH website: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/immunize/school/default.shtm
Summary of Changes in the Texas Administrative Code
Regarding School Exclusion Criteria
December 20, 2012
Changes to school exclusion requirements:
• Children with fever (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher), or any condition that presents with fever, should be excluded from school until they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever suppressing medications.
• Children with any diarrheal illness should be excluded from school until they are diarrhea free for 24 hours without the use of diarrhea suppressing medications.
• Chickenpox: exclude until the lesions become dry or if lesions are not vesicular, until 24 hours have passed with no new lesions occurring.
• Conjunctivitis, bacterial and/or viral: exclude until physician permission to return or until symptom free.
• Head lice: the exclusion requirements for head lice have been removed.
• Mumps: exclude until five days after the onset of swelling.
• Ringworm: No exclusion if infected area can be completely covered by clothing/bandage, otherwise exclude until treatment has begun.
MEDICINE AT SCHOOL
A student who must take prescription (or nonprescription) medicine during the school day must bring a written request from his or her parent and the medicine, in its original container, to the principal's office. Forms for medication administration are available in the principal's office or may be downloaded from the forms link on the left. A physician's signature is required for administration of medications for longer than 15 days. The principal or the designee will give the medicine at the proper times. Under certain circumstances, students may be allowed to carry asthma medication on their person. Requests to allow students to maintain possession of asthma medication should be referred to the school nurse. An asthma action plan is also available through the forms menu for your convenience.
Students in grades PK, K, 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 are screened annually for vision, hearing and acanthosis nigricans. Students new to the district with no previous screening results will also be screened. Vision, hearing and acanthosis nigricans screenings are usually performed in the first part of October. Spinal screenings for students in grades 6 and 9 are generally performed in January. Please do not hesitate to call the school nurse at 979-249-3200 if you have any concerns about your child. Screenings can be performed on an as needed basis as concerns arise.
Symptoms of seasonal flu
Please do not allow your child to return to school until they have been fever and symptom free for a 24 hour period without medication.