Dripping Springs ISD is fully committed to the health, safety and well-being of each of our students.
With any illness that is potentially contagious, quick attention to symptoms and appropriate response can help stop its spread. In DSISD, campus nurses keep a close watch on any student who comes to the school clinic with fever or flu-like symptoms, and parents are immediately contacted to pick up their child. Our school nurses are well-versed on signs and symptoms of illness, follow healthcare protocols, and are excellent resources for our families.
Parents should talk to their children about basic hygiene and healthy habits. Below are some basic guidelines to follow:
• Avoid close contact with anyone who may be ill
• Always wash hands with soap and water
• Cover coughs and sneezes
• Dispose of tissues properly
• Use hand sanitizers and avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
• Do not share food or drinks
• Remain at home if ill or experiencing any symptoms of illness
Please review and follow the attached District Fever Policy. Our nurses emphasize the importance of monitoring a child’s temperature with a thermometer rather than just gauging it with a hand check, and doing so at night. Temperature should be checked without the effect of over-the-counter pain reliever/fever reducer, as these medications will suppress fever for 4-6 hours. The CDC recommends that students with a temperature of 100 or more stay home from school until fever-free for 24 hours.
Flu shots also are available at several locations in our community such as Walgreens and Dripping Springs Pharmacy, as well as physician offices.
Information on Flu Prevention
Below are requirements for immunizations from the Texas Department of Health. Information also can be found at the website: www.ImmunizeTexas.com. Individual student immunization records are available on Family Access.
Texas Required Immunizations 2016-17
Texas Required Immunizations 2016-17 (Spanish)