Welcome to the Harlandale I.S.D. School Health Services
At Harlandale; providing safe care for all children is the School Nurse's number one priority! This may mean having to send your child home to seek medical care for a condition identified by the School Nurse. Maximizing the time your child spends in the learning environment is our ultimate goal, every day. Sending your child home may be the fastest way of returning your child to the learning environment. Non-urgent and non-emergent conditions will be referred to a physician forcare. If your child’s condition is urgent or emergent, you be notified by the School Nurse or School Representative.
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The School Health Services Facilitator - Office hours are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Children of school age are required to have state mandated immunizations in order to register or attend school. This link contains additional information on immunizations required for different ages. If your child is on a catch-up schedule or has immunizations due during the school year, the school nurse will notify you when immunization are due. A copy of immunizations received must be given to the school nurse.
Reminder: If your child is 4 or will soon be 4, or if your child is entering 7th grade, they are due for immunizations prior to the beginning of the school year. Please call your family doctor, pediatrician, or school based health clinic for an immunization appointment. If you have any questions, contact your School Nurse. If you need an official copy of your child’s shot record, the Health Department can provide one at a nominal cost or your School Nurse can print an official copy at no cost.
Texas Law subsection (a) that allows for exclusion of a student for delinquent immunizations.
Rule §97.66 Provisional Enrollment for (Non-Higher Education...) Students
The law requires that students be fully vaccinated against the specified diseases. A student may be enrolled provisionally if the student has an immunization record that indicates the student has received at least one dose of each specified age-appropriate vaccine required by this rule. To remain enrolled, the student must complete the required subsequent doses in each vaccine series on schedule and as rapidly as is medically feasible and provide acceptable evidence of vaccination to the school. A school nurse or school administrator shall review the immunization status of a provisionally enrolled student every 30 days to ensure continued compliance in completing the required doses of vaccination. If, at the end of the 30-day period, a student has not received a subsequent dose of vaccine, the student is not in compliance and the school shall exclude the student from school attendance until the required dose is administered.
The Texas State Department of Health Services, Texas Administrative Code and Harlandale Independent School District defines fever as a temperature of 100 degrees orhigher. A student with fever is to be excused from school UNTIL THE STUDENT IS FEVER FREE FOR 24 HOURS WITHOUT FEVER REDUCING MEDICATION, SUCH ASTYLENOL OR MOTRIN. If an illness continues 3 days or more, the school requests a doctor's excuse to cover the extended absence. Call your School Nurse for questions or concerns. The School Nurse must see a student andtake their temperature to document fever before excusing an absence. The policyon Fevers can be found in the Health section of the Student/Parent Handbook.
Harlandale School Based Health Center
University Health Systems School Based Health Center is open to all Harlandale students, siblings,or their children. The health center is located at 824 W. Southcross (in frontof Collier Elementary). Appointments for immunizations, school and sports physicals, minor acute care, medication prescriptions, and health education on nutrition, disease and injury preventioncan be made by calling (210) 644-1500. The current hours of operation are Monday –Thursday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and Friday 10 a.am. – 4:30 p.m. The clinicis closed from 12 noon to 1 p.m. daily.
Medical Forms for School
On the upperleft menu of this web page, there is a tab for "Health Forms." These are the most common forms needed for student, in Harlandale Independent School District, with medical needs.
If yourchild needs to take medication(s) during school hours, a medication form willneed to be filled out by the physician with instructions for the school nurse or medical designee assigned to give the medication(s). An adult must bring the completed form withthe medication in a properly labeled bottle to the school nurse. The form youneed for medications at school is located under the "HealthForms" tab.
Allergies and Severe AllergicReaction/Anaphylaxis
Senate Bill27 was passed last year in 2011, requiring the parent or guardian of a student declare any food allergies a student may have. An allergy/Anaphylaxis Treatment Plan must be filled out by a physician. The completed form and medication prescribed must be brought to the School Nurse. Allergy forms are provided inEnglish and Spanish under the “Health Forms” tab. If you have questions,contact your School Nurse.
Ms. Deborah Hernandez
Student Support Services Coordinator
School Health Services Nurse Facilitator
Carroll Bell: (210)989-2904
Columbia Heights: (210)989-3007
Harlandale Independent School District