Susan Veitenheimer RN
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.
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)
DUE TO NEW STATE REQUIREMENTS ALL STUDENTS MUST BE CURRENT ON IMMUNIZATIONS TO BEGIN CLASSES
PLEASE SEND UPDATED SHOT RECORD TO SCHOOL ASAP
The TX DSHS is here at Windthorst the first Thursday of each month offering immunizations on a sliding scale fee. You can call the Texas DSHS(940-574-2159) to see when the next inmmunization clinic will be in Windthorst. Minor child must have a parent or guardian present and also needs to bring a copy of the immunization record.
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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