Health Service Information

  • Immunization rules, Illnesses and Medications at a Glance 

    Students are required by the Texas Department of State Health Services to be up to date in their childhood immunizations. No student will be allowed to enter school until these requirements are met. For new students to SCUCISD, you will be required to show proof of these immunizations. For returning students, please be aware that a notice will go home with your student when immunizations are due. Please be prompt in complying with the immunization request. For a list of immunizations required by grade, see the Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students Grades K-12 OR see your campus school nurse.                                 

    Medications:

    1. A parent’s signature is required for all medications (prescription and non-prescription/over the counter) which are needed at school. For prescription medications taken longer than 10 school days, a physician’s signature is required as well.  All medication authorizations should be renewed yearly.
    2. Medication authorization forms are located here and on each campus in the nurse’s office.
    3. All medications are to be brought into school by an adult and in their original container or prescription bottle. For prescription medications, please request your pharmacist to separate the prescriptions into two bottles, one for school and one for home.
    4. Students are NOT allowed to have medication in their possession on school grounds unless prior authorization was given by your campus nurse or principal. If your child has an asthma inhaler, diabetic supplies, or an Epi-pen please see your campus nurse to discuss your child’s health plan.
    5. It is important that the school nurse be made aware of your child’s medical needs/conditions. For your child’s safety, please make sure you discuss these with your child’s school nurse.
    6. School personnel may not dispense herbal, dietary supplements, other nutritional aids, and homeopathic preparations / remedies not aproved as medications by the FDA.  Refer to Board Policy FFAC (Local) and Board Policy FFAC (Legal).

    Illness:

    1. Students with fever of 100.0 (per Texas Administrative Code §97.7(b)) or higher, persistent cough, vomiting, or diarrhea will be sent home from school in order to prevent the spread of illnesses to other students as mandated by the Texas Department of State Health Services. 
    2. Students who are ill with fever, vomiting, or diarrhea should stay home from school for 24 hours and return only when these symptoms have resolved without the use of medications. Exclusion periods may be decided on a case by case basis by the campus nurse, with direction from DSHS and the district medical consultant.
    3. If your child is not feeling well, please keep them home. While we want students in school, we also must help prevent the spread of common childhood illnesses, so let's work together to make school a safe, healthy place for all.

    Emergencies:

    It is critical that we have parent/guardian’s updated phone numbers. Please contact the school immediately with any changes in phone numbers. We recommend parent/guardians identify a relative, neighbor, or family friend that can be an emergency contact in case a child needs to be picked up urgently and the parent can not be reached.