Margaret Peth, RN, BSN
No shots, no school, no kidding! Shots must be current or students will not be allowed to attend school. Texas State law requires all students be up to date on their immunizations in order to attend school. Please take this matter seriously and provide documentation of the vaccines so your child will not be excluded from school on the specified compliance dates.
NEISD has a very strict medication policy. Students who do not follow this policy are referred to an administrator. Students are not to bring medications to school themselves. A parent or guardian must bring in the medications. Medications will not be accepted without proper documentation. Medication Administration Request Forms can be downloaded from the NEISD Health Services website, http://www.neisd.net/health/index.html, or you may pick up one from the school clinic. New NEISD policy regarding cough drops. Cough drops will not be used in school unless a written prescription by a physician is provided.
Students are expected to be free of fever and/or communicable disease in order to attend school. Parents/Guardians are required to pick up their students as soon as possible if the student develops a fever at school or exhibits other symptoms of illness, injury, or contagious disease, such as, but not limited to, rash, pinkeye, vomiting, diarrhea, or live head lice. Students may not be given medication for fever in order to keep them in school. The student is to be excluded from school until proper treatment has been administered and the condition has improved. A physician's statement may be required before a student is allowed to return to school. A temperature of 100 is considered a fever.