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Illness During the School Day

If a student becomes ill during the school day, the student should report to the school health clinic where the nurse will assess the student and administer first aid. In the event the school nurse is not present, the student should report immediately to the main office.

Students will be sent home and should stay home from school due to illness if any of the following are present:

  • fever of 100 degrees or higher in the past 24 hours
  • vomiting and/or diarrhea in the past 24 hours
  • itchy, red eyes with discharge
  • unknown rash
  • untreated scabies
  • ringworm of the scalp (until treatment has been started)
  • head lice

Medications

All medication should be given outside of school if possible. Most medications, even those scheduled for three times per day, can usually be given outside of school hours. Also, Texas state law does not permit public schools to provide Tylenol, Advil, cough preparations or other over-the-counter medications to students unless these are supplied from home (and have written parent consent).
These will need to be brought in to the school clinic by the parent or guardian who will complete a “HPISD Medication Form."


Medications must be:

  • In the original, properly labeled container (no baggies or envelopes, please!).
  • Up to date (check expiration date before bringing it to school), and
  • Age appropriate in dosage.


“Controlled Medications”: Ritalin, Dexedrine, Concerta and Adderral and all other “controlled” (Class II) medications must be brought to the clinic by a parent, guardian or responsible adult. Please do not send these medications to school with your child because of modern safety concerns. All controlled medications are counted by the school nurse and locked in a secure cabinet. All prescription medications must be in the original, properly labeled containers. The pharmacy can supply two (2) labeled bottles for this purpose. Medication sent in baggies or unlabeled containers will not be given.


Inhalers: For students who need to carry their inhalers at school, please complete the
Asthma Action Plan form, click here, which must be signed by the student’s physician. We request that a second inhaler be kept in the clinic in the event that the student forgets the inhaler at home. All inhalers must have a label on the inhaler or be sent with the box prescription label.


EpiPen: For students who may require the administration of EpiPen for a life threatening allergy, please complete the LTA documentation,
click HERE.


IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS


For students with medical exemptions, a physician's note is required yearly.


For students requesting conscience objection of immunization, written request must be submitted to:  

Texas Department of Health
Bureau of Immunization and Pharmacy Support
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, TX 78756
(800) 252-9152

To apply online, please visit https://webds.dshs.state.tx.us/immco/affidavit.shtm

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