Nurse's Office

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I am Jamie Goebel and I am the nurse here at Hardin-Jefferson High School.  I love our students and all of their quirkiness. There are a few things you should know about our policies and procedures.  Below I have provided the policy for medication at school and necessary immunizations for our high school students.

Medication Policy

According to the Texas Law and local School Board Policy, employees of the district may administer medication to student provided:

  1. The medication is sent from home with the student; and

  2. The school district has received a written request (as outlined below) to administer the medication from the parent, legal guardian.

  3. When administering prescription medication, the medication must be in the original container and be properly labeled with the student’s name, name of the drug, the directions concerning dosage and directions for prescribed times for giving the medication.

  4. Non-prescription medication (over-the-counter drugs) may be given for a limited time with the written request from the parent. We will not exceed the recommended dosage without a physician’s written order.

The student should not carry the medication with him/her or administer it to himself/herself unless specified by a physician.

NO MEDICATION WILL BE GIVEN UNLESS IT IS IN THE ORIGINAL CONTAINER

The School District, its Board of Trustees, and its Employees cannot assume responsibility for adverse reaction to medications. If you have any questions, please call you school nurse. 


Attachment:

  Medication_Form.pdf


Immunization Requirements

Students in ninth through twelfth grade shall have the following vaccines.

  1. Poliomyelitis: Students are required to have 3 - 4 doses. 
  2. Diphtheria/Tetanus/Pertussis (DTP/DTaP/DT): Students are required to have 3 primary doses of the series.
  3. Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap): Children entering the 7th grade will be required to show proof of one dose of Tdap/Td booster within the last five years. Children entering 8th-12th grades will be required to show one dose of Tdap/Td booster within the last ten years. 
  4. MMR: Two doses of measles-containing vaccine are required.  
  5. Hepatitis B: Three doses of Hepatitis B vaccine are required 
  6. Varicella: All students in all grades (Pre-K-12) will be required to show proof of varicella vaccination or have a letter on record of having experienced the chicken pox illness as a child. Children entering K-12th grade are required to have two doses of varicella. 
  7. Meningococcal: Children entering 7th-12th grade will be required to show proof of one dose of meningococcal/MCV4/Menactra.