Clinic Information
IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Immunizations are required by Texas law. You will be notified when your child needs further immunizations.
 
EXTRA SET OF CLOTHES
In case an accident happens, please ALWAYS have an extra set of clothes in a Ziploc bag in your child’s back pack.
ILLNESSES
Do not send an ill child to school (vomiting/diarrhea, fever, severe cough, communicable disease, chills). I am not allowed to treat any illness. Fever, vomiting and diarrhea must be clear for 24 hours before your child returns to school.                                                                                        
MEDICATIONS
Please give medicines at home whenever possible. When given at school, they must be in the original container and have a signed note (Parent Request for Administration of Medication) giving permission for school personnel to administer. Long-term (10+ days) medication requires a yearly doctor's order form and changes requires a new order.                                                         
                                               
EMERGENCY CARDS
Please notify the school of any changes in information on your child's emergency card - phone numbers, change of address, ect.
 
                                                    
                                                   
HEALTH PROBLEMS OR CONCERNS
Please report any medical problems or concerns to the nurse and any
changes that occur during the year. Confidentiality is respected.
                         
SPECIAL MEALS AND ALLERGY FORM
Use this form when your child has special dietary needs that are prescribed
by a physician. It must be signed by a "recognized medical authority" and
the dietary need must be medically necessary. This form must be completed
each year and a copy submitted to the school nurse and cafeteria manager. 
                                                           
SCREENING PROGRAMS
Vision and hearing screenings are checked annually. You will be notified if
your child needs further evaluation. If you have any concerns, please contact me at talexander@staffordmsd.org
                                                                                                                             
ON-LINE RESOURCES
Texas Department of State Health Services
www.dshs.state.tx.us/default.shtm
Center for Disease Control
www.cdc.gov/
American Heart Association
www.americanheart.org
American Diabetes Association
www.diabetes.org