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Health & Wellness

When To Keep Your Child Home

Children who have the following symptoms should stay home and not come to school until these symptoms have been gone for at least 24 hours without the help of medication.

  • Fever (100 degrees or higher)
  • Sore Throat (with fever or swollen neck)
  • Persistent Vomiting or Diarrhea
  • Rash (with fever and itching)
  • Conjunctivitis/Pink Eye (your child can attend school 24 hours after starting medical treatment)


A child with a typical cold,  but no fever or green drainage, may come to school. 


If a student becomes ill during the school day, he or she must receive permission from the teacher before reporting to the school nurse. If the nurse determines that the child should go home, the nurse will contact the parent. 


Medication At School
Our clinics must have a Medication Permission Slip on file for students requiring medication administered during school hours.
The Over the Counter Medication Form must be signed by parent/legal guardian.
Your child's physician must complete and sign the Prescription Medication Form. 

Medication must be kept in the ORIGINAL bottle.

Parents are to drop off and pick up leftover medication at the nurse's office.  Students are not permitted to carry medication with them in school or on the bus.   

Immunization Requirements

The Texas Department of Health has ruled that students must be current with immunizations in order to attend school unless an exemption has been filed with the school in accordance with Texas Education Code, Health and Safety, Chapter 38.0001. Unless a child’s immunizations are current when school begins on August 24, 2016, parents will be asked to obtain the needed immunizations before their child is allowed to return to school.

A child or student shall show acceptable evidence of vaccination prior to entry, attendance, or transfer to a child-care facility or public or private elementary or secondary school, or institution of higher education.*


Vaccines, including the doses required, may vary in Texas from other states/countries. The requirements are most likely to affect your child if he or she has never attended school in Texas or is entering kindergarten or seventh grade, though students entering other grade levels may be impacted as well.

Please take special note of these requirements specifically:

  •      7th - grade Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (3 dose primary series)

  •      8th-12th grade Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (3 dose primary series)

  •      7th-12th grade Meningococcal (1 dose)

* Source: The provisions of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 97, Title 25 Health Services, adopted to be effective April 1, 2004, 29 TexReg 3188


Health Action Plans

If one of the following diagnosis applies to your child, please fill out the form (with your physician's' signature) and return to the school nurse.  We need an updated copy in the clinic at the beginning of every school year.  
 Allergy Action Plan
Seizure Action Plan
Asthma Action Plan

CDC Health Links

Bacterial Meningitis              Flu             Head Lice            MRSA
Van Alstyne ISD Clinic Info
     Mallory Scott, RN
     Van Alstyne District Nurse
     Elementary Campus
     Shannon Jones, LVN
     High School Campus
     Corey Adams, LVN
     Middle School Campus