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Please click on any topic below or the menu on the right to find information on school health topics.

Department State Health Services News

Immunizations 2016-17

News and Releases

UPDATE: 2016-2017 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students in Grades K-12

Sections 97.61-97.72 of the Texas Administrative Code are currently under revision. As a result, the 2016-2017 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for students in grades K-12 are not yet finalized. No new vaccine requirements have been proposed. However, please note that proposed changes to the meningococcal requirement for students entering grades 7-12 will require students in these grades to show proof of one dose of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccine (MCV4 or MenACWY) on or after the student’s 11th birthday. Additionally, the graded implementation of the hepatitis A requirement will extend to grades K-7, as currently prescribed in the 25 TAC §97.63. For additional information, please contact the Immunization Branch at 1-800-252-9152.

News from the Collin County Department of Health Services

General Information About School Health

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FAQ's (Frequently Asked Questions). You will be redirected to the FAQ page

News from the Department of State Health Sercices and Collin County Department of Health Services

Health Alert: Flu

Child washing handsParents and students can help reduce the impact of  the cold and flu season by following these simple tips:

  • Get a flu shot!
  • Keep your children at home for fever of 100°  or more for 24 hours without fever reducing medication.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds or more. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand rub/gel.
  • Cough and/or sneeze into a tissue or your upper sleeve, not into your hand.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

Additional information and resources can be found:

The following link provides information for locating flu vaccine providers:

Mosquito Prevention Information

  • Drain water-filled containers after each rain event. This is the one thing everyone can do that can have the greatest impact on the overall mosquito population. All mosquitoes require water to reproduce, drain any standing water that you find.
    • Old tires,
    • Drill holes in the bottom of recycle containers,
    • Clean and change the water in bird baths at least weekly,
    • Even small containers such as discarded water and soda bottles, buckets, and container lids hold enough water for mosquitoes to lay eggs.
  • Dress in light colored, loose fitting clothing (we haven’t made it to Labor Day yet, so it’s ok to wear white.) Some species of mosquito are attracted to dark colors, and some can bite through tight-fitting materials. When practical, wear long pants and long sleeve shirts.
  • Defend with an insect repellent that has been registered with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA registered products have been reviewed, approved, and pose minimal risk when used according to the label. Always follow label directions.
    • Apply only to exposed skin, (not skin under clothing,)
    • Keep away from eyes, nose, and lips,
    • Never use repellents on wounds or irritated skin,
    • Use sparingly and reapply often if needed, (saturation does not increase efficacy.)
  • Fact Sheet PDF file
  • https://www.epa.gov/insect-repellents/find-insect-repellent-right-you

 

 

General Information About School Health

Parent Letter from the Director of District Health. Click Here:  English / Spanish

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School Nurse Role and Responsibilities

Our students are our most valuable resource. In recognition of that, Plano ISD provides a registered nurse at each campus.  The school nurse serves as a liaison between school personnel, family, community and healthcare providers to advocate for student health and a healthy school environment.

School nursing is a professional registered nursing specialty that involves identification, assessment, prevention, and intervention to remedy or modify students' health needs. The nurses' goal is to promote the optimum health of students and the students' abilities to achieve their individual educational goals.

Nurses monitor required immunizations, perform mandated health screenings, track communicable diseases, plan for emergencies and provide direct care to students. Please use the links to the right to learn more about the Plano ISD District Health Services.

We would like to assure you that medical information about your child is treated as confidential by the nurses and all school staff.  We do not share information about your child with outside parties nor can we discuss health concerns of any other student with you.

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Student Emergency Information Forms

Parents/guardians are required to complete and sign an Emergency Form each year. This provides us with parent and alternate contact information and basic medical information in the event of a medical emergency at school or a school-related activity. Parents/guardians are urged to include information about pre-existing medical conditions, allergies, and medications, etc. on this form. The Emergency Form is updated annually before the school year begins and anytime there is a change to your contact information through the  Parent Portal.

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Emergency Medications

All campuses have an emergency supply of epinephrine and diphenhydramine HCL (Benadryl) that school nurses may administer in the event of an unexpected, undiagnosed anaphylactic (severe allergic) reaction.  Parents of children with known anaphylaxis are expected to provide an individual supply of emergency medication and emergency action plan to the campus nurse.

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) / Emergency Response

Each school has at least one (1) automated external defibrillator (AED), and a five (5) to nine (9) member emergency response team. The team has a drill at least once a semester. Each AED is equipped with both adult and pediatric electrode pads.

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Contact Information

PISD District Health Office
District Health Office
2201 W. Spring Creek Parkway
Plano, Tx 75023

(469) 752-5991
Fax (469) 752-5996

Campus Nurses

Campus Nurses 2015-2016 listed alphabetically by campus.PDF file


All phone numbers begin 469-75(followed by the 5 digit extension).

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For more information please refer to the Student / Parent Policy Guide Book or consult with your school nurse.

Student / Parent Policy Guide Book English / SpanishPDF file