- RRISD Health Services Department page
- Medication Policies
- Screening Programs
- Request to Administer medication Form (must accompany any medication to be given at school)
- State Required Immunizations for School Information
- Request for Conscientious Objector Affidavit for immunizations
- Special Meals Request Form for Students with Life-Threatening Allergies
- Cover their nose and mouth with a tissue when they cough or sneeze—have them throw the tissue away after they use it.
- Wash their hands often with soap and water, especially after they cough or sneeze. If water is not near, use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.
- Remind them to not to touch their eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs often spread this way
How Flu Spreads
- Flu viruses spread in respiratory droplets caused by coughing and sneezing.
- They usually spread from person to person, though sometimes people become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose.
- Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day before symptoms develop and up to 5 days after becoming sick. That means that you can pass on the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as while you are sick.
For more information about the “Shots Across Texas” program you may access the Texas State Dept of Health website Williamson County & Cities Health District Immunization Clinics Cedar Park Clinic 350 Discovery Blvd. Mon. & Wed. 8-5 walk-ins as time permits Tues, Thurs, Friday 8-5 Appt. ONLY NEW! Tues 5-7 walk ins as time permits 512-260-4240 Georgetown Clinic 100 W. 3rd St. Wed. & Thurs 8-5 as time permits Mon, Tues, Fri 8-5 Appt only NEW! Mon 5-7 walk ins as time permits 512-943-3640 Round Rock Clinic 211 Commerce Cove Tues, Thurs 8-5 walk ins as time permits Mon, Weds, Fri 8-5 Appt only NEW! Thurs 5-7 walk ins only 512-248-3257 512-943-3640
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A Note from the Nurse
- A written request to administer medication form must be completed by the parent for all medications, prescription as well as over the counter.(This includes cough drops.Herbal, Zinc and Vitamin C drops may not be given at school.They are considered supplements and are not regulated by the FDA.)This request must also be completed by the Physician for medications kept at school for more than 10 days.
- Medications must be in the original container and properly labeled.Parents requesting a dose different than the manufacturer instruction will require a physician order and can not be expired.
- Prescription medications need to be prescribed to the child taking the medication with the correct dosing on the pharmacy label.Ask for a school bottle/inhaler at the pharmacy so the medication can be left at school.
If your child requires an inhaler for as needed use, please provide an extra one to be left at school. Hand washing It is the first line of defense in the spread of illness. Emphasize good hand washing and practice it with your child. Head Lice Head lice are one of the nuisances that parents of students occasionally find themselves dealing with. RRISD follows the Texas Department of State Health Services recommendations. Individual head checks are performed on an as needed basis. Mass screenings will not be conducted. Parents are encouraged to periodically check their student’s head for lice. If a student is found to have live lice a parent or guardian will be contacted and the student will be sent home for treatment. For lice treatment recommendations and RRISD lice protocol, please contact your school nurse. Screenings Vision, Hearing, Acanthosis Nigracans screenings will be done on state mandated grades. Info will be sent home as needed. Clothes Closet This service is two-fold. If you need help with clothing for your child, please stop by the nurse’s office and request a referral form. If you have gently used clothing that your child has outgrown, please donate (in nurses office) it to the clothes closet. All requests are confidential. *** I must be able to get in touch with you during the school day. *** Please update your contact information as needed. ***Be sure to send your child with adequate sleep and a good breakfast.*** The goal is to keep your child healthy, safe, and in their classroom participating and learning. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns at 512-464-4404 Tina Hawkins LVN