Exley Elementary Clinic
When to Keep Your Child Home from School
Children must be free of fever (less than 100 degrees) for 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medications (such as Tylenol or Advil/Motrin) before returning to school.
Children must be free of vomiting and/or diarrhea for 24 hours before returning to school and need to be eating and drinking without any problems.
Parents should notify the school anytime a student is absent. Absences can be reported online by going to the Exley website and clicking on the Parent Tab.
A parent's note must accompany child's return to school if the absence was not reported online. A doctor's note is required for absences of 5 days or more.
Please call the school nurse if your child has been diagnosed with a contagious condition such as pink eye, strep throat, chicken pox, impetigo, ringworm, pneumonia, flu and/or has vomiting and/or diarrhea.
Children are not permitted to carry medication and self-administer in the class, this includes cough drops.
ALL MEDICATIONS must be administered and stored in the clinic. Parents should provide written permission authorizing administration of the medication. Use PARENT PERMISSION 15 DAYS OR LESS for short term medication administration needs.
· Medication (over the counter or prescription) must be in the original container and not expired.
· Prescription medication must be in the original pharmacy container with label including Name, Medication date and dosing instructions. Request the pharmacy for a 2nd bottle appropriately labeled if administration needed during school hours.
Medications stored in the clinic long term (15 days or greater), require physician and parent permission. Refer to FORMS linked above. Please call the clinic if you have any questions.
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Please ensure that the campus nurse is updated with any changes in your child's medical information. It is also important to provide the school with correct and updated contact phone numbers. If you have changes, please contact the Attendance Clerk.
· Vision & Hearing: Students in grades Pre-K (4 yrs and older), Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd and 5th are screened in the first semester. New students in 2nd and 4th will be screened if they are transferring from outside of Texas. Parents may also request their student to be screened if they have any concerns with their child's hearing and/or vision. A referral will be sent home by the campus nurse if a student fails a screening.
· Type 2 Diabetes Screening: is completed for 3rd grade students by the campus nurse. Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) is a skin marker related to high insulin levels and insulin resistance. It is believed that when higher than normal insulin levels are present in the blood, it can cause growth of darkened skin in certain areas of the body such as the neck, armpits or groin. These markings can help identify persons who run a risk of developing diabetes in the future. Students with an AN marker present, will also have their BMI (body mass index) and blood pressure assessed. Parents will be notified by phone and/or a written referral letter which will summarize the results of these assessments and recommends a physician's evaluation.
· Spinal Screening: assess for an abnormal curvature of the spine. 5th grade girls will be screened within the first semester of school. Early detection of a spinal problem can make treatment easier. The screening process will be further explained to parents prior to the scheduled screening.
The Clinic is always in need of extra clothes. If you have any gently used clothing that your child has out grown, please consider donating to the clinic. For sanitary purposes we are asking that the underwear be new.
Every student should have a change of clothes (including underwear + socks) placed in a bag in the bottom of their backpack. This prevents the parent from being called to the school for a change of clothes. Clean clothing may be necessary for a food/drink mishap in the cafeteria, landing in mud/water on the playground, as well as for bathroom accidents.
Health & Nutrition
Please encourage your child to start each day with a healthy breakfast. Look at the lunch menu with your child and encourage healthy choices.
Exley is an allergy aware campus. Please remind your child that food/ snacks are not to be shared at school. Please notify the nurse prior to school if your child has food allergies.
Parents, please ensure that your child has a good night's sleep before coming to school.
For more information, please refer to the KATY ISD Health Services.