Health & Wellness

When to Keep Your Child Home

Children who have the following symptoms should stay home and not come to school until these symptoms have been gone for at least 24 hours without the help of medication.
  • Fever (100 degrees or higher)
  • Sore Throat (with fever or swollen neck)
  • Persistent Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Rash (with fever and itching)
  • Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye (your child can attend school 24 hours after starting medical treatment)

A child with a typical cold but no fever or green drainage may come to school.

When a Student Becomes Ill at School

If a student becomes ill during the school day, he or she must receive permission from the teacher before reporting to the school nurse. If the nurse determines that the child should go home, the nurse will contact the parent.

Medication at School

Our clinics must have a Medication Permission Slip on file for students requiring medication administered during school hours. The Over the Counter Medication Form must be signed by a parent/legal guardian. Your child's physician must complete and sign the Prescription Medication Form.

Medication must be kept in the ORIGINAL bottle.

Parents are to drop off and pick up leftover medication at the nurse's office. Students are not permitted to carry medication with them in school or on the bus.
Over the Counter Medication Permission Form
Elementary Medication Permission Form Secondary Medication Permission Form

Immunization Requirements

The Texas Department of Health has ruled that students must be current with immunizations in order to attend school unless an exemption has been filed with the school in accordance with Texas Education Code, Health and Safety, Chapter 38.0001. Unless a child’s immunizations are current by the first day of school, parents will be asked to obtain the needed immunizations before their child is allowed to return to school.

A child or student shall show evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a child-care facility or public or private elementary or secondary school, or institution of higher education.*
Immunization Requirements

* Source: The provisions of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 97, Title 25 Health Services, adopted to be effective April 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 3188

Health Action Plans

If one of the following diagnosis applies to your child, please fill out the form (with your physician's' signature) and return to the school nurse. We need an updated copy in the clinic at the beginning of every school year.
Allergy Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan
Seizure Action Plan
Seizure Parent Questionnaire

CDC Health Links

Bacterial Meningitis Influenza
Hair Fairies
Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Anna ISD Nursing Staff

Bryant Elementary LYNDSEY BRYANT, LVN
Harlow Elementary LORI REEDER, RN
Rattan Elementary JENNIFER MALONE, RN
Anna Education
Anna Middle School JANELLE STAHL, RN

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