Hofius student's health and safety is our priority! Please feel free to contact the clinic
with any questions or concerns you may have throughout the school year.
Adrianna Epps RN, ADN, BA
Rebekah Charanza Clinic Assistant
Fax Immunization & Health Records to: ATTN: CLINIC 832-375-8823
Clinic Hours: Monday - Friday 8:20 AM to 4:20 PM
Nurse's Notes and reminders:
*Please inform the school nurse of any medication conditions that might affect your student during a school day. (Asthma, ADHD/ADD, Life Threatening Allergies, Physical Disabilities, Surgery, etc.)
Prescription Medication Reminder: All prescription medication must be brought to and picked up at the clinic by a parent or guardian.
Over-the-Counter Medication: Students may carry a small bottle of over-the-counter medication ON THEIR PERSON with a signed, dated, PARENT NOTE. The medication must be in the original bottle. The medication may not be shared with other students. It is strongly recommended that the student go to the clinic to take the medication since the consumption of pills in any form during the school day or on the school campus increases the likelihood of a student being mistakenly charged with a violation of the district’s policy on drug abuse.
ILLNESS: Please notify attendance if your child is ill. Please contact the school clinic if your child is diagnosed with flu. If your child has a temperature of 100.0 F or greater, they should stay home until they are fever free for 24 hours or an entire school day without the assistance of a fever reducing medication. Please keep your children at home if they are ill. This allows them to become completely well and prevents the spread of disease to other children.
IMMUNIZATIONS: Texas State Law requires immunizations to be current for admission to school. Send a copy to the clinic anytime your child receives them. Please view the link page on this website for immunization requirements. For more information on Klein ISD Health Services.
If your child receives an immunization, please bring the shot record to the clinic so the nurse can update the student’s record. You can also have your doctor fax a copy to the clinic at:
Please click on the Texas Department of State Health Service link below to view the required immunizations for all school aged children.
Click on the document below to find a list of immunization clinics in the area.
Exclusion from Immunization
If you choose not to immunize your child for medical contraindications, reasons of conscience, or religious beliefs, the exemption form is provided at following link. The exemption form should be completed and turned into the school nurse.
Affidavit Form for Exemption
For more immunization information visit our KLEIN ISD Immunization Health Services Information Page
6th and 7th grade parents: KISD follows the recommendations from The Texas Department of State Health Services which may change from time to time. Check with your physician to make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date. YOUR CHILD MUST HAVE UP TO DATE IMMUNIZATION RECORDS ON FILE WITH THE CLINIC PRIOR TO THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Currently all 7th graders must have the following immunizations:
Varicella Vaccine: 2 doses are now required prior to the 7th grade. If your child had the Chicken pox disease the Varicella immunization is not necessary. You will need to fill out a form stating that your child had the disease.
Tdap booster. This immunization is due if it has been more than 5 years since your last immunization that contained tetanus.
8th grade parents: If your child is transferring from a school outside of Texas or is being retained in the 8th grade, the above immunizations are also required before beginning school. Students transferring from another Texas school should have already received the State required immunizations. Please check with your physician or school clinic.
*Hearing and Vision screenings are performed on students in 7th grade and those students new to Texas schools as required by the State of Texas. In addition, vision and hearing screening will be done for any student who may be suspected of vision or hearing loss by a classroom teacher or parent.
If your child wears glasses or hearing aids, please make sure they have them at school every day. Much learning is lost for children who cannot see or hear clearly.
If your child was referred to a specialist for either a vision or hearing problem, please schedule a follow up appointment with the recommend specialist. Either a Family Dr. or Vision Specialist.
Please let the clinic know when follow up has been completed. You may either call the clinic at 832-375-8764 or return the follow up form. Thank you.
You will be receiving a reminder if we do not hear from you as state reports require how many students were referred to a specialist, how many were seen by a specialist and what the specialist found.
*Spinal screenings will be done on all of our 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys in a private setting. A letter will be sent home with the students indicating the exact date. If spinal abnormalities are detected, referral letters will be mailed to your home regarding the need to follow up with your child’s physician.
* Acanthosis Nigricans (AN) is a skin marker found on the back of the neck that we also look for during our 7th grade screenings. It is a possible result of high insulin levels in the blood, which can be a precursor to Type II Diabetes (which is on the rise in teenagers in the U.S.) If we feel that the student has this marker, we will also check his/her blood pressure and will notify you within the next couple of months.
OVER THE COUNTER MEDICATIONS
*Medications: parents have two options.
1. Students may bring non-prescription/over the counter medications such as Tylenol, Advil, etc. to the clinic. A doctor's note must be provided IF the medication is to be KEPT in the clinic. The medication will be administered by clinic personnel. Check expiration dates. All medication must be in the original bottle. Please bring a small bottle due to limited storage space.
2. Students may carry a small bottle of over the counter medication ON THEIR PERSON with a signed, dated, PARENT NOTE. The medication must be in the original bottle. Check the expiration date. The medication may not be shared with other students. It is strongly recommended that the student go to the clinic to take the medication since the consumption of pills in any form during the school day or on the school campus increases the likelihood of a student being mistakenly charged with a violation of the district’s policy on drug abuse.
The school does not provide any medications for students. No herbal preparations will be administered. Due to the danger of Reye’s Syndrome, No ASPIRIN will be administered by the clinic staff unless specifically ordered by your child’s physician for a specific diagnosis.
All PRESCRIPTION medications must be delivered directly to the clinic by the parent or guardian. This includes all oral medications, inhalers, ointments, etc. This procedure is implemented for the safety of your children. Students who bring prescription medications to school, even with instructions from parents to deliver them to the clinic, will be referred to their Assistant Principal and may be subject to disciplinary measures. All prescription medication must be in its original container, properly labeled from the pharmacy. Check expiration dates. No expired medication will be accepted. The clinic will accept a 30-day supply of medication which will be inventoried with the parent. Siblings may not share prescription medications. All prescription medications not picked up by the parent/guardian by the last day of school will be sent for disposal.
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