Students enrolling in school must provide a validated record from a physician or health clinic for the following immunizations:
POLIO: 4 doses are required unless the 3rd dose is received on or after the 4th birthday. If a combination of oral and injectable vaccines were received, 4 doses before the 4th birthday will meet this requirement.
DTaP/ DTP: 5 doses are required. 4 doses will meet the requirement if the 4th dose was given after the 4th birthday.
MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella): 2 doses are required. The initial dose must be on or after the 1st birthday.
Varicella: 2 doses are required. The initial dose must be on or after the 1st birthday. Students who have had the Chicken Pox virus do not need the vaccine, but the parent must provide the approximate date of the illness.
Hepatitis B: This is a series of 3 separate shots that takes a minimum of 4 months to complete.
Hepatitis A: This is a 2 dose series – with a 6 month interval between shots to complete.
(HIB and Pneumococcal immunizations are required or students under the age of 5)
(Taken from the Student Handbook: Conroe ISD Student Health Guidelines):
A “Student Health Information” form is sent home with your child every year. It is very important that you complete and return the form immediately – and that you keep it updated as needed. This form gives you the opportunity to list any medical conditions, allergies, medications and concerns that you may have. It also includes emergency information for the clinic staff such as contact numbers.
Illness at school is evaluated by the clinic staff. A child who demonstrates the following symptoms will be sent home from school:
1. Fever of 100 degrees or more
2. Suspected contagious conditions or diseases
3. Vomiting or diarrhea
4. Severe stomachache, headache, or earache.
5. A child who is too ill to function in the classroom
Your student should remain at home until he/she is fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine and free of diarrhea without anti-diarrhea medicine for 24 hours.
Encourage your child to wash their hands thoroughly and often.
Crutches and wheelchairs: Students who require the temporary use of crutches or a wheelchair at school must have an order from their doctor.
(Taken from the Student Handbook: Conroe ISD Student health Guidelines):
The school must receive a written, dated request from the parent or legal guardian to administer any medications. This permission must include the name of the drug, the exact dosage, and reason or purpose the student is to receive the medication. Prescription and non -prescription drugs must be in the original container and properly labeled. Medications given at school must be approved by the Federal Drug Administration.The Surgeon General, the Food and Drug Administration and the Center for Disease Control have recommended that due to the increased risk of developing “Reye’s Syndrome”, aspirin or products containing aspirin not be given to children under 18 years of age.
All medication must be kept in the clinic during the school day.
In the interest of safety for all students, medications cannot be transported to or from school on the school bus. All medication should be brought to school by a parent/legal. Should your child need to have medication at school, please bring or make arrangements for the medication to be brought to the clinic.
All medication is to be picked up in the clinic by a parent/legal guardian or designated adult at the end of the school year. No medication will be kept over the summer months.
Please see the Student Handbook for other guidelines regarding medication at school.
Each year I do vision and hearing screening on students in Kindergarten, First Grade and Third Grade as required by the state of Texas. A referral letter will be sent home with the student if he/she fails either the vision or the hearing screenings.
We continue to have some stomach bugs going around the school. In the last couple of weeks we have had students who have been diagnosed with the flu.
If your child is vomiting and not feeling well, please keep your student home to recover. Encourage your child to wash their hands well and frequently to help stop the spread of these germs.
If your child is going to be absent, please notify the school nurse at 936-709-5013 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the attendance line at 936 709-5014 or email at email@example.com. I try to track the illnesses that are going around the school.