Telephone: (409) 962-0225 ext. 315 Fax: (409) 963-1898 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to Groves Middle School! I am the nurse and I am in charge of the health and well-being of the students and staff here on our campus.
Please keep your child home if they have vomited or are running fever. They must be free of these symptoms 24 hours before returning to school. If you have concerns, please contact me.
It may be necessary for your child to take medications at school. There are forms for over the counter medication that the parent must turn in with the medication in order for this medication to be administered at school. There is a separate form for prescription medications that must be signed by the physician. Medications must be brought to the school in the original container and are stored in the nurse's office. Medication can be administered once the appropriate forms are signed. You can find these forms under the forms section on this page or they are also located at the front desk and in my office. Inhalers and EpiPens that may need to be carried by the student have specific forms as well.
If your child has a life-threatening allergy, please come discuss this with me. There are forms that need to be filled out by you and signed by the physician. If your child carries an EpiPen on them, this is okay. There is also a designated allergy table in the cafeteria your student is welcome to sit at with his or her friends.
No medication can be sent home with your student. A parent or guardian must pick up medications from campus.
Vision/Hearing screening is done on all 7th grade students. If your child doesn't pass these screenings a referral letter will be mailed home. If you receive a referral please follow the instructions on the mailed out form and return it to me.
Scoliosis screening is done on all 7th grade girls and 8th grade boys and or any female students ages 10-12 and male students ages 13-14. If your student doesn't pass this screening, a referral letter will be mailed home. If you receive a referral please follow the instructions on the mailed out form and return it to me.
Head Checks are done as needed at Groves Middle School. If your child is sent home, please treat them as well as your house with an over-the-counter treatment, such as RID, LICE, ICE, ETC. These treatments can be found at any pharmacy. Sometimes it may be necessary to treat with prescription medication that you can get from your doctor if your child has an ongoing lice problem.
The state requires that all students are up to date on immunizations to be in school. 7th grade students are required to have the following vaccinations prior to picking up their schedule.
1. TDAP Booster
These vaccinations are normally given after their 12th birthday, but some doctors give them a little sooner. If your child has received these vaccinations, even in 6th grade, please turn in their updated vaccination record. It is not advised to wait until just before school starts to get these vaccinations as there are often shortages at this time.
Your student will be sent home on the first day of school if they have not received the required vaccinations from the Texas Department of Health prior to starting the school year.
If you choose not to vaccinate your student, you can visit the Texas Department of Health Website at, https://dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/exemptions.aspx, and apply for a Conscious Affidavit. It must be notarized and turned into the nurse prior to or on your student's schedule pick up date.
The list of required vaccinations is on my page or by visiting the Texas Department of Health Website at, https://dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/school-requirements.aspx, to view the required vaccinations for all 6th, 7th and 8th grade students and how to obtain a Medical or Religious Exemption.
Please contact me if you have any questions regarding any of the information listed above.
Allison Monk R.N., B.S.N.
Frequently Asked Questions
Vaccine Exemption for Reasons of Conscience
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