As part of the SHARYLAND ISD school district team, the nurse’s office, often referred to as the “clinic”, is here to assist your child when he/she is ill or injured. Other important aspects of our clinic are administering medication and verifying that all students in the district are current on their immunizations. In addition, we screen certain grades for vision, hearing, and scoliosis problems. Listed below is some helpful information on topics such as nurse/clinic visits, Physical Education excuses, emergencies, going home and contagious conditions. We are looking forward to a great year.
IMMUNIZATIONS: The State of Texas mandates that all students be current on their immunizations. Verifying that student immunizations are current is one way we protect the health of your child. ALL IMMUNIZATIONS SHOULD BE CURRENT BEFORE STARTING SCHOOL. Any time your child gets an immunization, bring the shot record to school so we can update your child’s health record. If an immunization is due during the school year, we will send you a notice. For the safety of all students, your child may not return to school if he is delinquent on his/her immunizations.
CONTAGIOUS CONDITIONS: To protect other children from getting sick, we will send your child home for the following reasons:
  • Fever of 100 F or greater
  • Continued vomiting/diarrhea
  • Suspected contagious condition or certain rashes
  • Your child may also be sent home due to:
  • Delinquent immunizations
  • Taking medication that, in the nurse’s opinion, would not make it safe for the student to remain in school
P.E. EXCUSES: A Physical Education excuse from a parent or nurse is valid for only 2 days. If more days are needed, a doctor excuse needs to be brought to the nurse or coach.
EMERGENCIES: In case of serious illness or accident, we will try to contact you (or the person you designate) by phone so you can pick up your child. If the emergency is life threatening, an ambulance will be called (the District does not pay for this). It is very important that we have a “Student Emergency Record” with current phone numbers in the campus nurse’s office so we can reach you in an emergency! Please include cell phone numbers.  

If the student is not healthy enough, the parent will be encouraged to make other arrangements to pick up the student.If the student’s medical problem is more serious, such as fever of 101, the nurse may call the other two people listed on the student’s emergency card.Every effort will be made to contact the parent when a student wishes to go home due to a medical reason. However, if we are not able to contact the parent and the problem is not one of a serious nature, the student can rest in the clinic or return to the classroom.
SCREENINGS: During the school year, certain students will be checked for health problems with height, weight, vision, hearing, spine, diabetes, and teeth. A referral notice will be sent home if any problems are found. Take this notice to your health care provider, and then bring it back to us so we can continue to help with your child’s health.
SPECIAL SITUATIONS: If your child needs special medical treatments, crutches, had recent surgery, etc, come to the Clinic for more information. The student may need a special pass for that day.