DSHS Nurse's Clinic

  • Welcome to Dripping Springs High School Student Health Services!

     vicky.metzger@dsisdtx.us or jessica.turner@dsisdtx.us

    If parents of students who have been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, severe Asthma, or Anaphylaxis would like them to carry their rescue medication (insulin, epi-pen, inhaler), please fill out the Authorization to Self-Carry form and have it signed by their physician. This form will need to be filled out at the beginning of every school year.
    Need a "shot record"?
    Student vaccination records are on Family Access. After logging 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 a student.  A complete vaccination record can be printed from home.

    Vaccination Requirements:
    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 a student had the chicken pox disease, the Varicella vaccine is not required; please provide month/year of illness to the school nurse.  
    Parents should check their child's immunization records to verify he/she is up to date before school starts each year. If a student 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 a student's status, check with the physician or visit www.ImmunizeTexas.com

    2023 - 2024 Texas Minimum State Vaccine Requirements for Grades K - 12

    We love our exchange students, but please do not wait until the first day of school to present a record of immunizations; students will not be able to register if immunizations do not meet Texas requirements.






  • Vicky Metzger, RN

    DSHS Nurse

    Vicky Metzger, RN, BS 

    I have been a nurse for more than 30 years, and a school nurse for the last 12 years. My husband Larry and I have called Drippin' home for over 35 years and all four of our children 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 the incredible students who make up the Tiger Nation!

    Email: vicky.metzger@dsisdtx.us
    Office: 512.858.3104
    Fax: 512.858.3199


    8:15 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.


    Jessie Turner, RN, BSN

    DSHS Nurse

    Jessie Turner, RN, BSN

    I moved here six 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.

    Email: jessica.turner@dsisdtx.us
    Office:  512.858.3122
    Fax: 512.858.3199