Welcome to the QECHS CLINIC
Students must have a pass to come to the clinic unless it is before school or during their lunch.
If a student has a fever of 100 degrees or greater, they are not able to return to school until fever free for 24 hours without the use of Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Students must be free of vomiting for 24 hours before returning to school.
Please contact Quest ECHS Attendance if your child is not able to come to school.Reminders:
- All medications are to be brought in by a parent or guardian in the original bottle. Smallest bottle possible is greatly appreciated since storage is limited.
- Please check the expiration date. We cannot give expired medication.
- ALL Medication forms must be signed by the parent.
- All prescriptions require a physician signature (unless it is only to be given at school for 10 days or less).
- Prescription medications must have properly labeled instructions from the MD and pharmacy including student's name on the label.
- A parent must pick up medication at the end of the school year or it will be destroyed according to Humble ISD policy. No medication will be carried over into the next school year.
- All medication must be picked up by noon of the student's last day of school for the school year.
The nurse does not attend grade level and classroom field trips, community service trips, and service and lunch on Fridays.
If a student will need emergency or prescription medication during a field trip, please notify the nurse at least 1 week in advance. This will allow time for training an adult to administer the medication on the field trip.
The mission of Humble ISD Health Services is to enhance the health and well being of the students, staff and community thus supporting the education of all students through maximizing their education time.
We see our professional school nurses as:
- Supporting the individual and collective health needs of students, staff and community
- Acknowledging the diversity of cultures within the district
- Valuing the unique ideologies of students and families
- Education the student, staff and community by promoting health and wellness
- Maintaining a superior level of professional competency as demonstrated by compliance with the Standards of Practice and Performance of School Nursing Practice.
Parents and physicians are strongly encouraged to schedule all necessary student medications for administration during non-school hours. If a student must take medication during school hours in order to observe proper time intervals between doses, and resume full participation in the school program, dispensing the medication can become the responsibility of the school.
When it is necessary that medications be given at school, the above reminders or guidelines should be followed.
Medications will not be stored in clinics over the summer for the next school year.
Policy prohibits sending medications home with students. An adult must pick up medications in person. All medications which have not been picked up by an adult will be destroyed on the last school day of the school year.
All students must be immunized in accordance with state law before entering Texas schools. Vaccines are available from doctors' offices, the Harris County Public Health and Environmental Services Department, 281-446-4222, or the Houston Department of Health and Human Services, 713-794-9320.
Students in Kindergarten through Grade 12 need:
- Diphtheria, Tetanus Toxoid, and Pertussis Vaccine (DTP, DTap, DT,Td) - Five doses of any combination DTap/DTP unless the fourth dose was given on or after the fourth birthday
- Polio (IPV) - Four doses unless the third dose was on or after the fourth birthday
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR)- Two doses of MMR with the first dose on or after the first birthday; second dose by age 5 or entry into kindergarten
- Hepatitis B - Three doses
- Hepatitis A - Two doses
- Varicella - Two doses required. Parent validated history of previous chicken pox illness may substitute for vaccination.
- One dose of Tdap required for age 11 or 10 years after last Tetanus containing vaccine.
- Meningitis (For Quest Early College High School is required for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, a meningitis booster vaccine is required after 5 years).
- Additional vaccines recommended by state health officials: Consult with your child's doctor for details.
- Yearly flu shot
For children who need medical exemptions, a written statement by the physician should be submitted to the school annually. Parents/guardians choosing the exemption for reasons of conscience, including a religious belief, should visit www.ImmunizeTexas.com for instructions.