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Director of Health Services
Mary Alice Cantu
‍‍‍
mcantu2@freerisd.net‍‍‍
(361) 394 6025 ext. 181

Only those medications that are medically necessary during school hours for a student’s attendance or written in an IEP should be sent‍‍‍ to school.

Health Services and FISD require the following:

  • Parent/Guardian written authorization for medication administration at school
  • Medication in the original, properly labeled container (name of medicine with strength, dosage and directions; name of prescribing physician who is licensed in Texas; current date)
  • Medication label contains the student’s first and last name
  • Non-prescription medication dosage must agree with manufacturer’s recommendations or a physician’s order will be required.
  • The first dose of this medication for the current condition/illness may not be given at school.
  • Asthma inhalers may be carried and self-administered, if approved by the School Nurse.

Dispensing of Medication‍‍‍

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, 2015, 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.*

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

Parents may fax or mail the updated immunization record and delinquency letter to their child's school.

For more information related to school immunization compliance, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services Immunization Branch website.

JR/High School Nurse
Lori Ruiz
lruiz@freerisd.net
(361) 394 6025 ext. 182

Elementary Nurse
Dora Ca‍‍‍sas
dcasas@freerisd.net
(361) 394 6025 ext. 451