STUDENT HEALTHDripping Springs ISD is fully committed to the health and well-being of all students.
With any illness that is potentially contagious, quick attention to symptoms and appropriate response can help stop its spread. In DSISD, campus nurses are well-versed on signs and symptoms of illness, follow healthcare protocols, and are excellent resources for our families. If a child enters the clinic with fever or flu-like symptoms, parents are notified immediately to pick up the child.
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. 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 higher stay home from school until fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication (i.e. Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen).
Flu shots also are available at several locations in our community such as Walgreens and Dripping Springs Pharmacy, as well as physician offices.Immunization Information:
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.