School Health

Susan Veitenheimer RN
Windthorst ISD
School Nurse
PO Box 190
Windthorst, TX 76389
ph: 940-423-6679
fax: 940-423-6505
email: susan.veitenheimer@windthorstisd.net 

INFORMATION/LINKS:

SHAC COMMITTEE

Texas Department of State Health Sevices (TxDSHS)

CDC

FDA

ASTHMA FACTS 

CONJUNCTIVITIS FACTS

FLU FACTS 

MRSA FACTS

WISD Wellness Policy

 

 

 

When To Keep Your Child at Home

Trying to decide if your child is sick and needs to stay home is a tough decision. Below are a few guidelines which may help you to decide. Remember if you had to give Tylenol or Advil for a fever the night before or during the night, you need to keep your child home the next day. Also if they were vomiting or had diarrhea, they will need to stay home the next day. If Tylenol brings down a fever, the child is still considered contagious until they have been free of fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours without the ues of medication. If you have any questions, please fell free to call me.

Temperature of 99.4 or higher during the past 24 hours.

Vomiting or diarrhea during the night or before school.

Contagious diseases such as chickenpox, strep throat, pink eye, or any unexplained rash.

Students may return to school after 24 hours of antibiotic therapy for strep throat or pink eye.

 


 

School Immiunization Requirements

Below is the links to the State Immunization requirements for school aged children. All school children are required by law to be current on immunization requirements. Call the Texas DSHS in Archer City 940-574-2159 if you have any questions.

Immunizations for Grades KN-12 English (new requirements)

Immunizations for Grades KN-12 Spanish (new requirements)

Instruction for Exemptions to Immunizations

DUE TO NEW STATE REQUIREMENTS ALL STUDENTS MUST BE CURRENT ON IMMUNIZATIONS TO BEGIN CLASSES

PLEASE SEND UPDATED SHOT RECORD TO SCHOOL ASAP

 


 

Immunization Clinic

The TX DSHS is here at Windthorst the first Thursday of each month offering immunizations on a sliding scale fee. The next immunization clinic is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 in the St. Mary's Parish Hall from 1:00-4:00 PM. 

A minor child must have a parent or guardian present and also needs to bring a copy of the immunization record.

Windthorst Immunization Clinic

 

The Department of State Health Services will be conducting an immunization clinic in
Windthorst, at St. Mary’s Parish Hall, on Thursday, September 3  from 1:00 – 4:00

 

Vaccines are available for kindergarten, seventh grade, and college entry.  All infant immunizations will also be offered. 

 

The Texas Department of State Health Services provides vaccines for those on Medicaid, no insurance, American Indian, Native Alaskan, and the under-insured.  CHIP and private insurance are not accepted at this clinic.  If your private insurance covers vaccines, you will be referred to your doctor.  Parent or guardians must accompany a minor.  VFC vaccines are provided for $10.00 per visit, with a maximum of $20.00 per household.  Adult vaccines are $20.00 per visit for the adult with no insurance.  No one will be denied services due to inability to pay.

 

For more information regarding the clinic, please call 940/574-2159

 


 Medication Dispensed at School

If it becomes necessary for a student to take any form of medication at school, a signed note from a parent or the Permission for Prescribed Medication form must be presented to the office. All medications will be kept in and dispensed through the main office. If a student is required to take the prescription on a routine basis (i.e. more than two weeks consecutive) then Permission for Prescribed Medication form shall be completed by doctor and returned to school nurse. If a student requires an inhaler to be carried with him at all times, Permission for Prescribed Medication form needs to be completed by doctor that states student is capable and responsible for self-administration of this medication.

 

All prescription medicine should be in the original prescription bottle and clearly labeled indicating the frequency and the dosage to be administered. If possible only the doses to be given during school hours should be brought to school. This medicine should be taken to the office and given to the secretary or school nurse.

 

Aspirin will be given if the parents provide the aspirin with the child's name on the aspirin bottle. Parents must also send a note with the aspirin indicating that the school has permission to administer the aspirin to the child. The school will follow the prescribed dosage that the parent indicates in the note.

 

Parents may give the child permission to have Tylenol or Advil for minor aches and pains by signing the release form or the Permission Form for Prescribed Medication. Dosage will be at the parents discretion or appropriate dosage for student age and weight.

 

 

 

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