Frequently Asked Questions
I am not sure if I should keep my child home from school today. Are there guidelines?
Glad you asked. For information to help you determine whether your child should come to school to day or stay home, for more information to help you determine whether your child should come to school today click here.
My child’s asthma is really bad this morning, should I send him/her to school today?
Do the school clinics stock over-the-counter medications such as Tums, Tylenol, Advil and Benadryl?
No. School clinics do not have any over-the-counter (non-prescription) medications for students except for the few topicals (listed here--link to home page). For information about sending prescription and non-prescription drugs to school, click here.
What is the Texas Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes screening for?
This screening is required by law for grades 1, 3, 5 and 7. It is a simple screening involving the inspection of the back of the neck. A positive finding requires the student’s height, weight and blood pressure by obtained and BMI calculated. Parents/guardians will be notified if their child is positive. More information about the screening and its implications can be found here.
Where can my child get a flu shot or other immunizations or vaccinations?
A list of locations where children who have Medicaid or no insurance can receive low cost vaccinations is here. Children with CHIPS or private insurance can see their primary care physician for the flu vaccine, required vaccinations and recommended vaccinations.
My child has a food allergy. What do I need to do to have that food withheld from his lunch?
Have your physician complete the following form and submit it to the Nutrition Department.
If your child will have an Epinephrine Auto-injector at school, the following paperwork will need to be completed by the prescribing physician and signed by the physician and parent.
My student has Type 1 Diabetes. What do I need to provide so that he/she can test at school and receive his/her medication?
My child will require a special procedure while at school (catheterization/gastric feeding). What does the school require for this to be done?
Where can I find an Athletic Form?
Athletic forms may be found here. All completed athletic forms are to be submitted to an Athletic Trainer at the Athletic Training office at the high school.
Is the ozone level too high (temperature too hot/too cold) for my child to play outside today?
The District monitors weather temperature, humidity and ozone levels to determine if it is safe for students to play outside. Here are the ozone guidelines that the District follows. These guidelines do not apply to Athletics.
The School Nurse called and said my child has evidence of head lice. What do I need to do?