Notes from Nurse Erin
KISD follows guidelines set by the Texas Dept of Health for communicable illness. Please keep your student at home for the following conditions:
- Temperature of 100 degrees or above
- Vomiting or diarrhea
- Red, draining eyes
- Presence of lice in the hair
- Rash of undetermined cause
- Intense itching with open lesions
- Open draining lesions
- Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp
- Pain/swelling in the angle of the jaw
- Suffering from a reportable illness as defined by the TDH
NOTE: The State of Texas requires students to be fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever reducing medication) before returning to school. KISD Health Services recommends students with vomiting/diarrhea follow the same guidelines.
State Vaccine Requirements for Students
- 7th grade students will be required to have a TDAP and MENINGOCCAL vaccination before beginning the new school year or they will not be allowed in school.
- This chart summarizes the immunization requirements incorporated in the Texas Administrative Code (TAC), Title 25 Health Services, Sections 97.61 to 97.72.
Scheduled for November 29th and November 30, 2021
- Hearing and vision screenings are mandated by the state of Texas for 5th and 7th graders as well as incoming new students. These students will also be assessed for Acanthosis Nigricans, a pre-diabetes skin marker on the nape of your student’s neck.
- Scoliosis screenings will be conducted for 5th and 7th grade girls, and 8th grade boys.
Medication at School:
- Parent must complete and sign a Medication Authorization Form
- Medicine must be brought by an adult, in the original container, indicate a children's dose, and not be expired
- Cough drops are considered an OTC medication per KISD, thus requiring a Medication Authorization Form
- Medications must be picked up by a parent at the end of the school year or it will be discarded. No medication will be held over the summer.