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Immunization requirements
Please keep your child at home if he/she has:
  • Bad cold (e.g. coughing, sneezing, runny nose and/or congestion not related to seasonal allergies)
  • Fever of 100° F or above
  • Has a suspected contagious disease
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
 
Your child should be fever free for 24 hours before returning to school; without taking any fever reducing medications e.g. Tylenol or Motrin.
Your child should be diarrhea free for 24 hours before returning to school. 

Promote excellent health and hygiene practices:
 
  • Get a good night’s sleep
  • Eat a healthy breakfast every morning
  • Bathe daily, put on clean clothes and brush or comb your hair
  • Brush your teeth twice a day and floss
  •  Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds
  • Before and after eating
  • After using the restroom
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
 
Dear Parents of Kindergarten and First graders:
Please put a change of seasonal clothing in your child's backpack for him/her to change into in case their clothes becomes soiled while at school, so he/she can return to their class room immediately and not miss any important learning opportunities.  Please discuss the importance of them asking to use the restroom in a timely manner to assist with preventing accidents during school hours.   

Please keep us informed:
Please keep the school office informed of any changes in address and/or telephone numbers including extensions needed to contact you if your child becomes ill or injured at school or in case of an emergency.
 
NOTE: Please refer to your Parent-Student Handbook for the Huntsville I.S.D. medication policy and additional health services information.  Medication is not allowed to be brought in or taken home by students.  Parents must bring the medication in to the school nurse.  In order for the school nurse to administer any OTC medications it must be accompanied by a doctor's note and be in the original container.  

 
Thank you for your assistance in providing a safe and healthy environment for our children.

Please feel free to come by the clinic or call me with any concerns. You may also subscribe to my staff page for updates and important information!
 
Sincerely,
Heather Bauer, LVN
Samuel Houston Elementary
School Nurse
936-435-6757
Fax: 936-435-6607