Kinkaid Health Services

The Kinkaid School’s Health Services goal is to assist all students to maintain their health and support their success at school.  

About Health Services

The school nurses serve as public health advocates who provide nursing services to advance the well-being, academic performance, lifelong achievement, and health of students. According to the National Association of School Nurses, the school nurse does the following:
  • Facilitates positive student responses to normal development
  • Promotes health and safety including a healthy school environment
  • Intervenes with actual and potential health problems
  • Provides case management
  • Actively collaborates with others to build student and family capacity for adaptation, self-management, self advocacy, health education and learning

The Kinkaid Health Services’ staff administers nursing services in two locations. The main Health Center is located in the Student Life Center and the satellite location is in the Lower School.

The Kinkaid Health Centers are staffed by a team of Registered Nurses who provide the following:

  • Collect and analyze the Kinkaid  Student Health Form annually
  • Maintains student immunization compliance
  • Performs Texas state-required screenings
  • Delivers first aid and emergency care utilizing nursing professional assessment skills
  • Administers medications required for students to complete the school day
  • Manages health conditions such as diabetes, asthma, food allergies, ADHD and seizures.
  • Prepares student individual health plans and food allergy action plans, as needed
  • Collaborates with parents, teachers, coaches, school counselors, administrators and health care providers to maintain students’ health and promote academic success
  • Maintains Emergency Equipment such as AEDs, travel medical kits and disaster kits

Medication Guidelines

The Kinkaid School Health Services staff requests that all health and medication information be provided to the nursing staff to ensure that our students receive safe and appropriate quality care throughout the school day. Please list on the Health Form all medications that your child takes on a daily or as needed basis, both at school and at home. If any changes occur after submitting the Health Form, please contact or email the Health Services staff. All information regarding your child’s health or medication status will remain confidential.

Parents are required to make arrangements through the Health Services nursing staff for students taking prescription medication at school. Prescription medications to be administered by the Health Services registered nurses must be provided to the Health Services staff by the parent in a current, labeled pharmacy container. A properly labeled original container shall contain a clear and legible label with:

                -Name and address of the pharmacy

                -Name of the student

                -Name of the prescribing practitioner

                -Date the prescription is dispensed

                -Instructions for use

                -Expiration date of the medication

                -Brand name, or if no brand name, then the generic name of the drug dispensed

                -The strength of the drug

                -Name of the manufacturer/ distributor may be reduced to an abbreviation/ initials

                -Combination drug products without a brand name must list the principal active ingredient

Please do not send medication in a zip-lock bag.

Students should never carry prescription medications without the prior knowledge of the Health Services nursing staff. In accordance with The Kinkaid School policy, possession of a prescription drug can result in serious disciplinary consequences. Exceptions are made for asthma inhalers and EpiPens for Middle and Upper School students after clearance by a physician and Kinkaid Health Services staff.

If the parent has provided written permission on the Health Form, over the counter medications available in the Health Center may be administered upon student request and recommendation by the school nurse. Students are instructed that they should never offer or accept any type of medication from a fellow student.

Individual student medications that are non-prescription and taken on an as-needed basis can be stored in the Health Center in the original container, labeled as specified above. These medications will be available upon student request and in consultation with parents and Health Services staff. All medications stored in the Health Center, both prescription and non-prescription will be sent home with the student at the end of the school year.

Attendance Guidelines

Any student who becomes ill at school should visit the nurse immediately. The nurse shall make the determination whether a student should return to class or go home. A student who goes home for reasons of illness must check out through the Health Center. A parent or emergency contact will always be notified if a student is leaving the campus. Students with an oral temperature over 100 should remain at home until fever free without the use of fever reducing medication for at least 24 hours to control the spread of the illness to other students and teachers.  

 

When to Keep Your Child At Home

When to Keep Your Child At Home:

  • If your child has a temperature elevation of 100 or over in a 24-hour period, please keep you your child home from school until he/she is fever free for 24 hours. Sending your child with fever exposes his/her classmates and teacher to the illness and may impact the student’s performance on exams and class work.
     
  • If your child vomits or has diarrhea in the 12 hours before school starts in the morning, please keep your child home.
     
  • If your child has nasal drainage that is green or yellow consistently throughout the day, your child should see a physician for a possible infection and should not be at school.
     
  • If your child is recovering from surgery or other type of procedure that requires pain medication that is stronger than over the counter medications (Tylenol or Advil) such as a narcotic, the child should not be at school. 

Magnus Health

Kinkaid stores all health records securely online in the Magnus Health system. Kinkaid Health Services has gone paperless. Annually,  parents must upload physical exams, immunizations and medical care plans to each child’s account.  Please update your child’s Magnus Health account throughout the year with any changes in their health status, food allergies or medications. To access your child’s Magnus Health account go to www.kinkaid.org and login to the parent portal. Click on the orange “Magnus Health Portal.”
 

Health Services: 713.243.5075

Email: health.center@kinkaid.org

Magnus customer service: 877.461.6831


How to upload your Magnus forms via phone or tablet:

·         Go to Kinkaid.org via your phone or tablet

·         Login to the parent portal

·         Click on the orange button “Magnus Health SMR Portal”

·         Login to the Magnus portal is the same as your Kinkaid parent portal login

·         Click on the “Complete Now” button on the student requiring action

·         Next to the “Annual Physical Exam Record” click the “Turn it in” button

·         Click on “Yes, submit”

·         Choose if you would like to “upload” or “no,fax/mail”

·         Uploading- click on “Add File”

·         Choose Take Photo or Video

·         Click on “Use Photo”

·         Click “Upload Files”


Please inform the Health Center staff of any changes in your child’s medications, health status, or other factors that may affect his/her well-being during the school day.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call or come by the Health Center.

Main Health Center
7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Phone: 713.243.5075 • Fax: 713.243.5095


Lower School Health Center
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
Phone: 713.243.6354

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