No rules are more important or taken more seriously than those having to do with a students health and well-being. To ensure the safety and well-being of your child, Southminster School employs a full time registered nurse with a valid Texas Licensure. Due to liability issues, the school cannot diagnose for parents. If you are concerned about medical issues, please seek your doctor's advice. The nurse is available during school hours to handle injuries and illnesses that occur during that time.
Southminster Immunization Policy
Every student enrolled in Southminster School shall be immunized against vaccine-preventable diseases caused by infectious agents in accordance with the immunization schedule adopted by the Texas Health and Human Services. A student who fails to present the required evidence shall not be accepted for enrollment, unless the school has a medical exemption signed by a licensed physician (M.D. or D.O.) authorized to practice in the States of Texas For more information concerning medical exemptions, please contact the school nurse. No conscious exemptions will be accepted.
The school requires an updated physical form and immunization record yearly for all preschool students and all new elementary students. Returning elementary students (Pre K-5th) will only be required to submit an updated immunization form for any NEW vaccines given. All students must turn in an updated Health Assessment yearly. These forms must be on file before the first day of school. For all new students, the exam must have been conducted in the 12 months prior to the opening of school and must include a current immunization record.
Southminster Severe Allergy Policy (EpiPens)
- Accepting 3 and 4-year-olds with EpiPens.
- Accepting 18 month and 2-year-olds with EpiPens on a case by case basis
- Extended Care is not available for 3-year-olds and younger with EpiPens.