Chronic Health Conditions

  • Keeping your child's school informed of health concerns is crucial for assuring a safe and positive school experience. When registering your child for school, completing the online "health" section is the first step to ensure your child receives the care that is required. The following information may be helpful as you plan for the school year: 
     
    Medication
    When a student requires medication during the school day, a parent or guardian must provide the medication in its original container and complete a Student Medication Request Form. For more information on medication administration, please see the Medication Guideline or visit with the school nurse.

    Authorization to Carry Medication for Asthma or Anaphylaxis
    Per Texas State law, students can carry and self-administer epinephrine and metered-dose inhalers are two medications a student can carry and self-administer when the necessary authorization form is on file at school. See Permit for Self-Administration of Asthma or Anaphylaxis Medication Form. This authorization form must be renewed each academic year.

    Food/Anaphylactic (Life-Threatening) Allergies

    Parents should inform the district of this vital health information by completing the health section of the online registration or by completing an Allergy-Anaphylaxis Health History Form provided on this page. An Allergy-Anaphylaxis Action Plan, filled out by a healthcare professional, must also be on file at school to ensure an appropriate emergency response when a child experiences an exposure at school. To learn more about our district's severe allergy and anaphylaxis protocol, including staff and family responsibilities, please contact the school nurse.

     

     
    Asthma 
    Parents should inform the district when their child has a history of asthma by completing the health section of the online registration or by completing an Asthma History Form provided on this page. Providing the school with an Asthma Action Plan, completed by a healthcare professional, will help our staff understand and meet your child's needs during the school day.
     
    Seizure Disorder
    To ensure that a child with a history of seizures is safe at school, parents must inform the district by completing the health section of the online registration or by completing a Seizure Disorder History Form provided here. A Seizure Action Plan, filled out by a healthcare professional, must also be on file at school to ensure appropriate emergency response in the event your child experiences a seizure at school.
     
    Diabetes
    For a child with diabetes, a Diabetes Management and Treatment Plan (DMTP) is the first step to ensure your child's health needs are met during the school day. The DMTP is a doctor-provided form for you to review with the school nurse before developing a plan of care for school.

    Other Health Concerns 
    When registering your child for school, completing the online "health" section is the first step to ensure your child's needs are met at school. The Comprehensive Health Assessment/History Form is available for you to provide us additional health information or updates. If your child's health needs require a procedure during the school day, authorization forms for special healthcare procedures (general, catheterization, and g-tube feedings) are available on this page.  
     
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