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October 15th, 2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:
Knox County Hospital will be doing a flu shot clinic at your Crowell ISD for your convenience
on Monday, November 4th, 2019. If you are interested and want your child to receive the flu
vaccine, please fill out the back of this form COMPLETELY. You will need to send a
CURRENT copy of your insurance card/Medicaid/CHIPs. If your insurance covers the cost of
the flu vaccination, a claim will be filed. If a portion of the charge is not covered by insurance,
you will receive a bill for the remainder not covered. Don’t have insurance, no problem. You
may pay by cash or check, they are $25.00 each.
If a current copy of your insurance/Medicaid/CHIPs is not sent with your child, he/she will not
receive the flu shot.
This form needs to be turned into the office by Friday, October 25th. Each child must have
parent permission unless they are 18, so please make sure that you sign the form. Students that
are 18 may sign for themselves, but they must have a current copy of their health insurance card.
You are welcome to come get your flu shot at the school as well. We will need a current copy of
your insurance as well or you can pay by cash or check. If you need help making a copy of your
insurance, I’m sure the schools your child attends will help you make a copy.
**If you have a child under the age of 4 that needs the pediatric dose of the flu vaccine, you
must let me know. You may text or call my personal cell. I will still need this form filled out,
but I will need to let the hospital know how many pediatric doses to bring.
If you have any questions, please contact me by calling your child’s school or by e-mail
mandi.perry@mundaycisd.net. They should be arriving at the school around 9am that day, but
they will not be staying all day so please try and come around that time.
Thank you!
Mandi Perry LVN
(940)224-5509 (My number is for only if you need the pediatric dose)
School Nurse
Say Boo to the Flu!!

 

Printable forms are available on the District Calendar

 Monday, November 4th.  Click the attachment flu shot information and sheet 

Flu Shot Form

 

 

(click on the links below)

 

High Blood Sugar

https://www.cornerstones4care.com/content/dam/nni/cornerstones4care/pdf/content/Tracking/HighBloodSugar.pdf

 

Low Blood Sugar (Less Than 70)

https://www.cornerstones4care.com/content/dam/nni/cornerstones4care/pdf/content/Tracking/LowBloodSugar.pdf

 

EpiPen 4 Schools Anaphylaxis Training Video

 

Measles information: http://www.cdc.gov/features/measles/

 

Handwashing Tips:  http://www.cdc.gov/handwashing/

 

Hepatitis B:  http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/B/index.htm

 

Hepatitis C:  http://www.cdc.gov/hepatitis/C/

 

Bacterial Meningitis: https://www.cdc.gov/meningitis/bacterial.html

 

 Asthma Action Plans are required for all students with the diagnosis of asthma.  Children will only be allowed to self-carry their medication with a Doctor note with specific instructions and a properly labeled device from a pharmacy. 

If your child has a diagnosis of Epilepsy, please print and fill out the Epilepsy action plan.  One will also be sent home once the nurse is notified that your child has this diagnosis on the health intake plan.

The same is true if your child has a food allergy or is at risk for anaphylaxis.

The school nurse will send an asthma action plan home once she is alerted that your have listed that as a dianosis on the health intake form.  You may also download the form on this site.  The form must be filled out by your physician and returned to the school.  You may fax the form, send it with your child, or bring it to the school as soon as possible.  Please make every effort to complete this in as timely a manner as possible.  It is very important for your child to have the proper action plan(s) on file.

 

Epilepsy Action Plan

 

Food Allergy and Anaphylaxis Action Plan

 

Anaphylaxis Action Plan

 

Scoliosis & Kyphosis Information:

Scoliosis-5

Spinal screens are performed in the 5th and 8th grade.  They are a state-mandated screening.

For more information, contact  your health care professional.  You may also visit the following websites:

http://kidshealth.org/en/kids/scolio.html

https://www.niams.nih.gov/health-topics/scoliosis

http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/kyphosis.html

 

 

 

Helpful Websites:

 

FARE

 

Epilepsy Foundation

 

Asthma Information for Parents

 

 

 

 

Here is the link:  Immunization Requirement for School Attendance

College Vaccine Requirements
 

If you have any questions, please contact the school nurse.

You can reach her by email, or by calling your child's school.  If she is at another campus or school district, please leave a message and she will return your call asap.

Also, please inquire about ImmTrac at your next healthcare visit.  ImmTrac is a very useful resource and will keep record of your child's immunizations.  Adults may now use the service as well.  This is very handy especially for use in employment and college entrance and requirements.  Here is a link to forms that will assist you in becoming a member of ImmTrac, both child and adult: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/immtrac/forms.shtm

 

 

Flu Information:

Flu shots are available through your healthcare provider, area clinics, pharmacies, and local health departments. It is not too late to get a flu shot. Flu shots take 2 weeks to become effective and are from a dead virus and do not cause the flu. Additional information on seasonal flu is available on the website of the Center for Disease Control.  

Students, staff and parents with flu-like symptoms should stay home until at least 24 hours after they no longer have a fever (without the use of feverreducing medicine). If your child is home from school with the flu or flu-like symptoms, please notify the office that your child is home with flu or flu-like illness. This will assist the District and the Health Department in monitoring the spread of the flu.

Flu:    https://www.cdc.gov/flu/index.htm

Key Facts about Influenza/Flu          http://www.cdc.gov/flu/keyfacts.htm

Preventing the Flu:  Good Health Habits Can Help Stop Germs  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/habits.htm

Everyday Preventive Actions to Prevent the Flu  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/pdf/freeresources/updated/everyday_preventive.pdf

Elmo hand washing video for website.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOdDJ60GV8g&list=PLWDd9lzMZFCfnkZh2KBzrscPitL7t-QBn&index=9

 

 

Mandi Perry

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