SSMS Nurse's Clinic
Rising & Incoming 7TH GRADE 2024-25 TEXAS IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS
In preparation for the 2024-2025 school year, we wanted to let you know Texas state law requires all 7th grade students to receive the following two immunizations before the first day of school:
- Tetanus, Diphtheria and Acellular Pertussis-containing vaccine (Tdap): 1 dose within the last 5 years (on/after 8/13/19) 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 that include 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. 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 an immunization record from an electronic health record system if it includes the clinic's contact information or the provider's signature/stamp. A screenshot or print-out from your child's patient portal does not satisfy this requirement.
If your 6th 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 13, 2024 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.
- District's Fever Policy
- Anaphylaxis Action Plan (FARE) - English / Spanish
- Asthma Action Plan - English / Spanish
- Diabetes Medical Management Plan
- Seizure Action Plan
- Authorization Form for Self-Carrying of Emergency Medicines
Middle School Concussion Forms: When a student-athlete has been removed from play or is suspected of sustaining a concussion, he/she must be evaluated by their treating physician. The student-athlete must provide the middle school nurse with a written release from the treating physician before the UIL Return to Play protocol can begin.
Blair Smith, BSN RN
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!