Health Services in Humble ISD:
The Humble ISD Health Services Department is aligned with the Accelerated Learning Department to provide school health services to all students. Every campus is staffed with a Registered Nurse and services include direct student services; required screenings; health instruction; case management for students with chronic illnesses; and consultation with parents concerning student health problems. Nurses also monitor compliance with the immunization requirements of the Texas Department of State Health Services as well as communicable disease surveillance.
School clinics are staffed daily with a nurse or substitute nurse employed by Humble ISD. Services provided by the nurse are:
- First aid
- Assessment of illness
- Monitoring ill students until they are well enough to return to class, or are released to their parent of guardian
- Administration of medication medically necessary during the school day. *see Medications Policy
- Creation and implementation of a plan of care for students with chronic illnesses
- Screening for problems in vision, hearing, posture, and other health problems relevant to the school population
- Evaluation of immunization status to ensure compliance with Texas law on immunizations
- Consultation and guidance in areas of medical concern by the student, parent, or teacher
- Referral and follow-up of students in whom health problems have been identified
- Prevention and control of communicable disease
As per district policy, temperature above 100 degrees, vomiting, or diarrhea, require the student to stay home from school until symptom free without medication for 24 hours.
**Please review the MEDICATION POLICY on the right and also visit the MEDICATION AND CHRONIC ILLNESS FORMS for instructions and needed paperwork for medication in the clinic, as well as forms to be completed for students with chronic illnesses such as asthma or allergies.** Note that ALL MEDICATION MUST BE BROUGHT TO THE CLINIC BY AN ADULT AGE 18 OR OLDER IN ITS ORIGINAL PRESCRIPTION FORM WITH LABEL. REMEMBER TO CHECK EXPIRATION DATES. FORMS MUST BE COMPLETED EACH SCHOOL YEAR.
Humble ISD COVID-19 PROTOCOL
Parents must screen students DAILY before sending to school for the following symptoms NOT NORMAL for them:
High Risk Symptoms:
-Feeling feverish or a measured temp greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
-Loss of taste and/or smell
-Cough (new onset or worsening cough with asthma)
-Shortness of breath
Low Risk Symptoms:
-Congestion or runny nose
-Significant muscle pain or ache (unrelated to exercise or injury)
-Nausea or vomiting
If student is sent home by the nurse with ONE high risk COVID-19 symptom or TWO low risk symptoms, student must follow re-entry criteria below.
If student develops symptoms at home and you feel they may be related to COVID-19, the district suggests they stay home and follow the re-entry criteria below.
If student is sent home by nurse with ONE low risk COVID-19 symptom he/she may return in 24 hours if symptom resolves and no other COVID-19 symptoms are present. 24 hour period starts the morning following the day the student is sent home.
If student develops symptoms from the list above at home and you feel this is NOT related to COVID-19, and are symptoms not new for the student, he/she may return when symptom free. However if it is a new onset FEVER, re-entry criteria must be followed.
Re-entry Criteria if student is sent home for symptoms or if student is kept at home due to parent/guardian feels may be COVID-19 related:
1. Option 1:
1. Ten (10) calendar days have passed since symptoms first started/student was sent home; or if asymptomatic, 10 calendar days from the date of the test if received, AND
2. 24 hours since recovery (for example no fever without the use of meds, no diarrhea without meds, etc.) AND
3. Symptoms have significantly improved
2. Option 2: Student is cleared by a medical professional with an alternate diagnosis ruling out COVID-19 (ex: asthma, ear infection, etc.)
Humble ISD is now offering a new service; free offsite COVID-19 testing to students who attend school on campus and whose parents would like for them to be tested. Click the link below for more information and how to sign up.
NEW FOR 2021 OPTION FOR STUDENTS EXPERIENCING SYMPTOMS OR A CLOSE CONTACT
24 hour Covid RT-PCR Laboratory can test Humble ISD students who attend school in person OR virtually. Type of test: RT-PCR which are considered the most reliable test for detecting COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Eligibility for free tests: If a student is experiencing symptoms or has been exposed to someone with a confimed diagnosis of COVID-19, they will receive at zero out of pocket cost a telemedicine consultaion and diagnostic lab test. In accordance with the CARES Act, this test is made available at no out of pocket expense to anyone who meets this criteria. Test costs are processed by 24 Hour Covid RT-PCR Laboratory through the child's health insurance. If the child does not have health insurance, the costs are processed through federal assistance programs.
HOURS: 8am-5pm Mondays through Fridays beginning Monday Jan. 4, 2021. No appointments are necessary, as telemedicine and specimen collection is provided in a drive through line or on a walk-in basis. Let 24 Hour Covid staff know that your child is a student in Humble ISD when you arrive if you would like to share your student's results with the district to assist in contact tracing.
24 Hour Covid RT-PCR Laboratory-Kingwood Location (behind HCA Kingwood Medical Center) 22751 Professional Dr., Kingwood, TX 77339. Tests performed curbside. Drive up to side of building, remain in car, and a staff member will approach your vehicle.
24-Hour Covid RT-PCR Laboratory-Atascocita Location (behind Iguana Joe's) 18321 West Lake Houston Parkway, Atascocita, TX 77346. Tests performed inside clinic. Enter door marked for COVID testing.
If your student is a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 postive individual, Humble ISD strongly encourages parent/guardian to keep the student home for 10 calendar days OR 7 calendar days with a confirmed negative test from the last contact of the positive individual. Online learning will be immediately available to close contact students.
Contact your child's teacher and call the absence line to report any absences 281-641-3019