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When to keep your child home from school:

1.       Fever of 100.0 F or greater

a.       Students cannot return to school until the fever has subsided for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine such as Tylenol or Advil.

2.       Sore throat accompanied by fever or rash.

3.       Diarrhea and/or vomiting.

4.       Nasal or respiratory drainage that is thick, green or yellow.


The Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Students can be found on the left column of the page.

If you receive an immunization request from the clinic and your student receives the vaccines requested or they have already received them in the past, please provide a copy of their immunizations as soon as possible.

If you would like your student to be exempt from receiving the required immunizations for reasons of conscience (including religious belief), the original copy of the notarized affidavit must be provided to the school. The form must be submitted within 90 days from the date it is notarized and is valid for 2 years after the date of notarization. For more information, see the document in the left column.

7th grade parents: Before entering 7th grade, it is mandatory that students receive the Tdap and Meningococcal (MCV4) vaccines. Requests for these vaccines will go home with 6th grade students beginning in March and through the summer until we have received proof of their vaccines. Your student will be unable to receive a copy of their schedule at WAIS Welcome until we have received proof of these vaccinations.

12th grade parents: Your student will need to have another dose of the meningococcal (MCV4) vaccine to enroll in college or community college. Although students receive a dose before 7th grade, they are required to have a dose within the past 5 years to enroll. This vaccine is not required for 12th grade.


The clinic does not keep stock medications such as Tylenol, Tums, or cough drops to administer to students. Medications can only be administered to students when parents/guardians have provided the medication in an appropriately labeled, original container. We require a new, updated form for medications every school year. The clinic cannot accept medications in which the form was filled out for the previous school year.

The form in the left column titled “Prescription Medication Form” is the district designated form for physician and parent/guardian request to administer prescription medication to students. This form MUST be signed by the prescribing physician. The form in the left column titled “Nonprescription (OTC) Medication Form” is the district designated form for parent/guardian request to administer non-prescription/over-the-counter medication to students.

Students cannot have any medication on their person or in their bag with the exception of an inhaler, EpiPen, or insulin pump. If you would like your student to carry their inhaler or EpiPen, please fill out the form(s) to the left titled “Student Held Inhaler Form” and “Student Held EpiPen Form”.

State-Required Health Screenings

7th Grade: Hearing, Vision, Height & Weight, Acanthosis Nigricans (Risk Assessment for Type 2 Diabetes), Scoliosis (girls only)

8th Grade: Scoliosis (boys only)