Alvin Independent School District

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School Health Services
Alvin ISD school nurses are proud to be a part of every child's education.  Success in school is directly related to the good health and the emotional well-being of each student. 
 
Responsibility for the care of children lies primarily with the parents.  If your child becomes ill or has an emergency at school, it is important that the school nurse or administrator be able to reach you immediately.  Please make sure that the school has accurate telephone numbers listed for you and your emergency contacts.  Please remember to update any phone numbers that change. 
 
The nurses and clinic assistants in Alvin ISD are here to assist and support parents and teachers in their efforts to maintain good health in their children.  We are always happy to have you call with questions or concerns about your child's health.  Please feel free to visit your child's school clinic at any time.  It is our goal to educate the children, beginning in elementary school, to take control of thier own health care management, so that they can grow up to be strong and independent.  Below are some links regarding illness management at school and guidance about when a child is sent to the clinic.  Please note that Alvin ISD school nurses work closely with the Brazoria County Health Department in developing guidelines for the treatment of illnesses at school and on the specific criteria for the exclusion from school.
 
 
 
Remember, our goal is to keep children in school. We try hard not to send children home unless they are ill or present a health threat to others. The very best way to control the spread of germs and to keep children healthy is to routinely wash hands with soap and water.
 
Immunization Requirements
 
Texas state law requires students to be immunized against certain vaccine-preventable diseases.  To determine specific vaccines that are required foryour child to attend school, reference the documents listed below.  Please be aware that students without proper documentation of the required vaccinations or a valid and notarized conscientious exemption will not be allowed to attend school.  If you have specific questions regarding these requirements, please contact your school nurse. 
 


 

 
  • Asthma

    Children diagnosed with asthma should have an Asthma Action Plan completed by their physician each school year.

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  • Diabetes

    Children who are diagnosed with diabetes are required to have a completed Diabetes Medical Management Plan on file each school year.

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Additional Resources:
 
Texas Department of State Health Services:  http://www.dshs.state.tx.us
American Academy of Pediatrics:  http://www.aap.org
Center for Disease Control and Prevention:  http://www.cdc.gov
American Diabetes Association:  http://www.diabetes.org
Brazoria County Health Department: http://www.brazoria-county.com/health
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