INCOMING 7TH GRADERS: 2 immunizations are required by the States of Texas before entrance into 7th grade (Tdap & MCV4). Students that need these immunizations are getting a YELLOW notice mailed home. I hope this will give you ample time to update your student's record before they become deficient in August 2022. Per Texas Law, students missing immunizations will not be allowed to attend classes until their record is up to date. Schedules will be held until immunizations are up to date.
These shots are indicated at the 11 year check up, so most of our students already have them. Please turn in an updated record to the nurse. Email to: [email protected]
Thank you for helping us keep our community healthy. #VaccinesSaveLives #HealthyCougars
What I'm seeing in the clinic (May '22):
We need new medication paperwork for every school year!
Please complete the Medication Authorization Form for the school nurse to administer medication during school hours.
Medication must be dropped off by a parent or guardian. Medication CANNOT be transported by a student to or from school.
IF it is a PRESCRIPTION medication and/or an OTC given 10 or more consecutive days, your doctor must complete and sign the middle section titled: "PHYSICIANS: PLEASE WRITE ORDER FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION" AND a parent/guardian must sign the lowest boxes.
IF it is an OVER THE COUNTER (OTC) medication, only a parent must sign.
Please note these important points:
- Only Health Care Providers with Prescription Authority in Texas can prescribe medications and treatments.
- The following medications require an order from a Health Provider with Prescribing Authority in Texas include:
- All prescription medication
- Non-prescription medication given more than 10 consecutive days
- Non-prescription medication when dosage is more than dosage on container
- Changes in the administration of prescription drugs including dose and time must be in writing from the physician. Discontinuance must be in writing from the parent/guardian and/or physician.
- Changes in the administration of non-prescription medications must be in writing from the parent/guardian and/or physician.
- Medication orders are valid only for the current school year.
- Only those medicines appropriate for that age child will be administered.
- Medications from foreign countries will not be accepted or administered by the school nurse or the principal's designee.