St. Ambrose School is equipped to provide first aid for school-related illnesses and injuries. In addition, the nurse will provide treatments and medications as ordered by your child’s physician. Please see the guidelines below.
Medications: The Archdiocese of Houston/Galveston regulates that any student required to take prescription or over-the-counter medication in school must have an order from a physician (or other prescribing doctors) and written permission from the parent/guardian on the medication permission form linked below. In addition, those students with emergency conditions such as asthma, allergies, or diabetes need to have an emergency condition form for their condition on file. These forms can be found in the clinic. You can also download them here:
All medications must be brought to the clinic by the parent/guardian and must be in the original prescription bottle or in an unopened sealed container if it is an over-the-counter medication. Any parent may come to the clinic to administer medication to their child during the school day as necessary.
Medications prescribed for administration in school and stored in the clinic are not available to students after regular school hours. If your child requires emergency medications, such as an inhaler or EpiPen, it is important that you notify the coach as well as the nurse to develop a plan of care to ensure the safest possible environment for your child.
Health Screenings: During the school year, students in Kindergarten, 1st, 3rd, 5th, and 7th grades will receive height, weight, skin vision, and hearing screens. In addition, all newly enrolled students may also receive these screenings. Students in the 6th grade will receive scoliosis screening. Information concerning this screening will come home with your student. You will only be notified of abnormal results. You must provide a written request at the beginning of the school year if you wish that your student not participate in these mandated screenings.
Communication: Updated immunizations are required of all students. If your student receives vaccinations throughout the school year, please turn in the updated record to the clinic. All incoming 7th graders and Kindergarteners have required immunizations due at the beginning of the school year. Please notify the nurse of any health conditions, illnesses, or injuries that could affect your student during the school year. It is important the nurse has your current phone number and contact information in the clinic.
Sports Physicals: Sports physicals are needed for any student wishing to participate in an extracurricular activity. These must be completed by both the parent and the physician. Physicals must be on file in the clinic prior to the first day of practice, so make plans to get them prior to tryouts.