TISD Health Services supports the well-being and good health of children and adolescents by working with parents, teachers, health professionals and administators to design and deliver health programs at school.
School Health Clinic Guidelines
The school nurse is responsible for managing the health care status of students enrolled at TISD. This service includes review and evaluation of health records and general health conditions. The nurse keeps records of students’ immunizations, health conditions; vision, hearing and scoliosis screenings, health action plans and routine clinic visits.
- The nurse cannot make a diagnosis or write prescriptions.
- Please do not send your child to school if he/she is ill or has a temperature of 100.4 degrees or above.
- If a student is having any medical problems, they need to come to the nurse’s office. Teachers will not allow the student to call their parents from the classroom. If your child becomes ill, you or someone designated by you, will be contacted to pick up your child. It is imperative that all phone numbers be listed on the emergency contact form and be updated immediately should they change during the year.
- Please provide the nurse with any changes in health conditions that may need her professional support.
- If your child has had an injury outside of school or a surgery, please bring him/her and a written release from the doctor to return to school to the nurse’s office prior to returning to class. The nurse will review doctor’s orders for care at school, including medication distribution and restrictions/accommodations that must occur in the school environment.
- Scheduled surgeries or procedures that may impact your child at school should be discussed with a school nurse prior to the event.
HEALTH EXCLUSIONSIt is the goal of Temple ISD to provide an environment that is conducive to learning for all students and staff. Some communicable diseases or conditions may warrant exclusion from school to avoid exposing other students. If a child is sent home ill they may return the same day if they have a doctor’s release or are cleared by the nurse. If your student exhibits any of the following symptoms, please keep your student home until the child is free of the symptoms and has been satisfactorily treated. The health and safety of all children will be enhanced by following these guidelines.
Stay home if any of the following are present:
- Temperature of 100 or above. (Your child must be 24 hours free of fever without aide of Tylenol, Advil or any other anti-pyretic).
- Vomiting and /or diarrhea. (Your child should be free of vomiting and /or diarrhea for 24 hours before they return to school.
- Persistent cough
- Rash of unknown origin
- Open, itchy or draining lesions
- Painful Red, itchy, draining eyes
- Suffering from a reportable disease as defined by the Texas Department of State Health
- Undiagnosed scaly patches on the body or scalp
- Prescribed antibiotic therapy taken for less than 24 hours (or time line determined by physician).