THE NURSE IS IN

The nurse's office is here to assist your child to stay healthy and to stay in class. As a student is referred to the school nurse, the nurse will carry out interventions to return that student back to class as quickly as possible.  he campus nurse will provide first aid, administer prescribed medications, and assist students with chronic medical conditions as the need arises. The campus nurse can treat minor injuries and symptoms at school, but is not able to diagnose or prescribe medications to treat any illnesses.

 

Please do not send your child to school with a temperature above 100.4 degrees; with vomiting or diarrhea; with a rash; with symptoms of 'pinkeye'; or with any injury that significantly impairs their ability to perform normal school activities. All these should be assessed by a health care professional, before the student comes to school and either exposes other students to a communicable disease, or worsens a pre-existing injury.

 

The nurse's office can store and administer medications only under strict district guidelines. The nurse stocks only two over-the-counter medications to give to students. Acetaminophen (Tylenol®) is available to be given only if a student has a fever of 100.4 or greater, and diphenhydramine (Benadryl®) can be given in the event of a severe allergic reaction. Neither of these medications can be given if the student does not have a current Health Information Form on file with the nurse which has been signed by the student's parent/guardian stating they can receive these medications. The parent will be called, if possible, when either of these medications are warranted. Prescribed medications for a student can be kept in the nurse's office for routine or 'as-needed' administration; please contact the nurse at diana.nipp@fbcapasadena.org before submitting any medications.

 

Current immunization records must be presented upon entering the district. The nurse will send out communications to inform parents/guardians about any immunizations a child may need during the course of the school year after initial requirements are met. Students will generally be given two weeks notice to receive immunizations that come due during this time before they will be excluded from school due to noncompliance. Please contact the nurse if you have any questions.

 

The staff of Health Services wishes your child a safe, productive and healthy school year!

Please be sure to update the family and student information through your renweb account or by contacting the school office with any phone number or address changes as they occur throughout the year. We want to be sure that we can reach you, in the event that your child has a problem that you need to know about.

"The state of Texas passed laws in 2009 that will affect immunization requirements for the school year.  If you receive a letter informing you that your child needs additional immunizations, beat the rush in August and take them now to get these shots!  Your child will not be allowed to attend school in the fall without these immunizations."

State of Texas immunization Requirements

State law and First Baptist Christian Academy require appropriate documentation of the following immunizations for all students.

 

Documentation of immunizations must include day, month, and year.  Vaccine doses administered less than or equal to four (4) days before the minimum interval or age shall be counted as valid.

 

Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTP, DTaP) – Four (4) doses are required for students through 4 years of age. 
For K – 6th grade: Five (5) doses diphtheria/tetanus/pertussis containing vaccine are required, one of which must have been given on or after the 4th birthday.  Or, if the 4th dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday, only four (4) doses are required.  Students 7 years and older are required to have at least three (3) doses provided at least one dose was administered on or after the 4th birthday.

 

Tdap – For 7th grade: Three (3) dose primary series and one Tdap/Td booster is required for students entering 7th grade if at least 5 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-diphtheria containing vaccine.  Td is acceptable in place of Tdap if a medical contraindication to pertussis exists.

 

Tdap – For 8th – 12th grade:  Three (3) dose primary series and one Tdap /Td booster is required for students entering 8th – 12th grade when 10 years have passed since the last dose of tetanus-diphtheria containing vaccine.  Td is acceptable in place of Tdap if a medical contraindication to pertussis exists.

 

Polio – At least three (3) doses are required for students through 4 years of age. 
For K – 12th grade: Four (4) doses of polio vaccine are required with one dose received on or after the 4th birthday.  Or, if the 3rd dose was received on or after the 4th birthday only three (3) doses are required.

 

MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella) M (Measles) Pre-kindergarten students are required to have one dose received on or after the 1st birthday.  For K – 5th grade: Two (2) doses of MMR are required.  (The first dose must have been given on or after the 1st birthday) For 6th – 12th grade:  Two (2) doses of a measles containing vaccine, and one dose each of rubella and mumps vaccine is required.  (The first dose must have been given on or after the 1st birthday)

 

Hib (Haemophilus Influenzae) – One dose given on or after 15 months of age is required for all students through 4 years of age, unless a primary series (2 doses, 2 months apart) and a booster (at least 2 months after the last dose) are received.

 

Hepatitis A – For PK – 5th grade:  Two (2) doses are required.  (The first dose must have been given on or after the 1st birthday)

 

Hepatitis B All students are required to show proof of three (3) doses.

 

PCV7/13 (Pneumococcal Conjugate)All students under age 5 are required to have at least one dose of pneumococcal vaccine received on or after the 1st birthday.

 

Meningococcal - For 7th- 12th grade:  One dose required.

 

Varicella (chickenpox) - For K – 5th and 7th – 12th grade: Two doses are required.  For 6th grade:  One dose is required.

First Baptist Christian Academy  7500 Fairmont Pkwy  Pasadena,  TX   77505     281-991-9191     fax:  281-991-7092
A Ministry of First Baptist Church Pasadena