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Immunization Requirements

2017-2018 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grade K-12

Immunizations (English and Spanish)pdf

Medication at School

The District does not provide medication to administer to students. All medication dispensed at school should be necessary for the student’s optimum health as well as maintain maximum school performance. We encourage parents to administer medication at home before and/or after school whenever possible. Any medication must be brought in by a parent or designated adult and should be picked by before the last day of school. Any unclaimed medications will be safely discarded.

Emergencies and Illness at School

**New this year** The Student Health Information Form will be online with other first day paperwork.  It is very important you complete this form by the end of the first week of school.  This form will give you an opportunity to list any medical condition, allergies, medications and concerns you may have.  It also includes emergency information for the clinic staff.  This information is used to contact you or a person you designate if needed for your child.  Therefore, parents are asked to complete a Student Health Information Form each year and keep emergency information up-to-date (phone numbers, medications, allergies, name of doctor, etc.).

If a child comes to the clinic with any of the following symptoms, they will be sent home from school:

  • Fever of 100 degrees or more–must be fever free for 24hrs. without the use of medicaiton to reduce the fever before returning to school
  • Vomiting or diarrhea–must be symptom free for 24hrs. with out the use of medication to prevent symptoms before returning to school
  • Severe stomachache, headache or earache
  • Suspected contagious condition or disease
  • A child who is too ill to function in the classroom

Student Health Conditions

If your child has any of the health condition to the right and requires medication in the clinic, please see the attached “action plan” and bring completed forms with you when medication is dropped off.  I will have extra copies in the clinic if needed.

Crutches and Wheelchair

Students who requires the temporary use of crutches or a wheelchair at school must have an order from the physician for the medical device to be used at school.

P.E. Participation

Physical education is an important part of a child’s educational experience and is required by state law.  A written excuse by a parent/legal guardian is required in the event a child needs to be excused from PE.  If he or she cannot participate for a period of more than 5 days, a physicians note must be presented to the school nurse.  A note from the physician releasing the student to return to regular participation will also be required.

Head lice, although not an illness or a disease is very common among children and is spread very easily through head-to-head contact during play, sports, and when students share things like brushes, combs, hats and headphones.

Head Lice Fact Sheet

Health Screenings

Texas Department of Health requires hearing and vision screening on all 5th grade students and any new students throughout the school year.  Scoliosis screening is required for all 6th grade students.  If you prefer or if your child has had a spinal screening performed at the doctors office during the current school year, you may send in the results and your child will be omitted from the school screening. This note must be on file before the school screening is performed.

Growth and Development

Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires a course in growth and development for all 5th and 6th grade students.  The information that will be covered are the changes occurring in the growth and development process of this age group.  The instruction will be done separately for boys and girls and 5th and 6th grade via video by MarshMedia.  Please see the descriptions below and follow the links to the scripts of the videos.

Just Around the Corner

For Girls: Grades 4-6 (5th Grade)

  • When to expect the onset of puberty
  • They physical and emotional changes of puberty
  • The maturation of the female reproductive system
  • Menstruation
  • The importance of good hygiene, healthy habits and sleep
  • Maintaining health through good nutrition and exercise

Just Around the Corner-For Girls

Script-Just Around the Corner-For Girls

For Boys: Grades 4-6 (5th Grade)

Younger elementary-level boys will appreciate this upbeat look at the changes of puberty.  New Narration and photography with lighthearted animated figures prepare boys for the momentous changes waiting “just around the corner.”  These important topics are introduced:

  • When to expect the onset of puberty
  • The physical and emotional changes of puberty
  • The maturation of the male reproductive system
  • Common experiences of puberty, including voice changes, feelings of physical awkwardness, and nocturnal emissions
  • The importance of good hygiene, healthy habits and sleep
  • Maintaining health through good nutrition and exercise

Just Around the Corner-For Boys

Script-Just Around the Corner-For Boys

Growing Up!

For Girls: Grades 5-7 (6th Grade)

You loved the classic version of Growing Up! For Girls so in response, we offer this new updated version that promotes self-confidence as girls face the challenges of change and growth.  This program provides authoritative information about the female reproductive system.  On of our favorites for girls, it also details the emotional and physical transformations of puberty, and it takes a candid look at the basics of anatomy and development.  Growing Up! For Girls provides useful advice on health, hygiene and nutrition, and it encourages a positive body image and sense of personal worth.  The female narrator helps girls take a realistic look at the responsibilities of adulthood and promotes dialog with trusted adults.

Growing up! For Girls

Script-Growing UP! For Girls

For Boys: Grades 5-7 (6th Grade)

You loved the classic Growing Up! For Boys so in response, we offered this updated version that promotes self-confidence as boys try to cope with the physical and psychological changes that are a normal part of growing up.  This program encourages boys to take pride in their uniqueness while realizing that people are all reassuringly alike.  Growing Up! For Boys provides useful advice on health, hygiene and good grooming; fosters the self-esteem that comes with accepting new responsibilities, and points to reliable sources for information during these sometimes difficult times.

Growing up! For Boys

Script-Growing Up! For Boys