SSMS Nurse's Clinic
Welcome to the 2023-2024 School Year!
Rising & Incoming 7TH GRADE 2023-24 TEXAS IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
Texas state law requires that ALL seventh-graders receive the following vaccines:
Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis-containing vaccine (Tdap): 1 dose within the last 5 years to be valid.
- Meningococcal Vaccine (MCV4, MCV4P): 1 dose of the quadrivalent vaccine on or after a student's 11th birthday to be valid.
Reasons of Conscience Exemption with the two required 7th grade immunizations boxes checked. DSISD does not accept a photocopy or a receipt from applying for an ROC exemption. Please remember ROC Exemptions expire every 2 years and it is the parents responsibility to provide a new notarized affidavit before the expiration date in order for their student to continue school per state rules.
Please note: We can only accept a record from an electronic health record system if it includes the clinic's contact information and the provider's signature/stamp. A screenshot or print-out from your child's patient portal does not satisfy this requirement. If your rising and incoming 7th grade student has received these two required immunizations, you may fax or email your student’s immunization record now. Your child’s immunization status is available for you to view in Skyward. Go to Family Access and click on the ‘Health Info’ tab located on the left side of the page. Please understand we do not want to disappoint you or your child by not being able to release their class schedule and not allowing them to start the first day of school on August 15, 2023 for not having met state requirements until an updated immunization record has been provided.
District health related information, required forms for certain health conditions, and district policies
Parents/guardians must provide all medication and a signature is required.
Physician authorization is required for all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications to be given more than 10 days (2 weeks), and for any medication prescribed differently than manufacturer’s directions.
Middle School Concussion Forms:
- DSISD Concussion Management Plan for Middle School Student-Athletes
- DSISD Concussion Care Plan for Academics - Return to Learn Form
- UIL Return to Play Form
Office Hours: 8:00am - 4:15pm
SSMS Emotional Support Dog - Cassie
Cassie is a five-year-old Goldendoodle that is on campus for students when they are having a difficult day. She offers lots of unconditional love and supports our students by helping them through any tough time while at school. Cassie is used by the counselors and school nurse. Parents who think their student would benefit from using Cassie, please contact a counselor or nurse to set up a time to meet our SSMS emotional support animal. Cassie is making a difference at SSMS!