Welcome to the Student Health Service webpage for Dripping Springs HS!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have implemented some measures for the safety and well-being of our students and staff. One is the daily self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms; another is the wearing of masks while in the building. Remember, we are all in this together, and if we can be of assistance to our "Tiger Nation Family," please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Need a "shot record"?
Your Student's vaccination records are on Family Access.
When you log into Skyward Family Access, click on the "Health Information" tab in the left-hand column to see all of the vaccination information that is currently on file for your student. You can print a complete vaccination record from home.
All incoming 9th-12th grade students MUST have received two doses of Varicella vaccine, one dose of Meningococcal vaccine, and a Tetanus booster (TDap) within the last 10 years. In addition, all 9-12th graders must also have two doses of Hepatitis A vaccine. NOTE: If your child had the chicken pox disease, the Varicella vaccine is not required; please provide month/year of illness to school nurse.
Please check your child's immunization records to verify he/she is up to date before school starts each year. If your child has an Affidavit of Exemption, please make sure that it is still valid. Affidavits are only good for two years from the date it is notarized. If in doubt about your child's status, see your physician, or visit www.ImmunizeTexas.com
Texas State-Required Vaccinations K-12 2020-21
We love our exchange students, but please do not wait until the first day of school to present your immunizations; you will not be able to register if your immunizations do not meet Texas requirements.
Vicky Metzger, RN, BS
I have been a nurse for over 30 years, and a School Nurse for the last 10 years. My husband Larry and I have called Drippin' home for the last 34 years and all four of our children (Carley, Jamie, Tommy and Ani) went K-12 in DSISD. I began my nursing career at the Children's Hospital of Austin in the cancer/blood disorder ward for eight years. After the birth of my third child, I was able to be a stay-at-home mom where I devoted my time to being the "Mom Taxi" and volunteering at the schools and our church. Now I have the best job in the world! I love getting to know and care for incredible students that make up the Tiger Nation!
School Nurse-Lead Nurse DSISD
SCHOOL CLINIC HOURS: 8:15 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Jessie Turner, RN, BSN
I moved here four years ago with my husband Jeff and our three children Trinity, Nathan and Aliza. We immediately fell in love with Dripping Springs and the community! I received my BSN from the College of Saint Benedict and have spent most of my 20 years as a surgical nurse. I started subbing at the various district schools three years ago and in August 2019 was hired as the second registered nurse at the high school. When I am not at work, you will find me helping to train our Special Olympic athletes, volunteering at our church, or Uber driving my three kids around town.