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:
-Feeling feverish or a measured temp greater than or equal to 100.0 degrees Fahrenheit
-Loss of taste and/or smell
-Shortness of breath
-Congestion or runny nose
-Shaking or exaggerated shivering
-Significant muscle pain or ache
-Nausea or vomiting
If student is sent home by the nurse for above symptoms, they will need to follow the 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 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.)
If your student is a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 postive individual, Humble ISD strongly encourages parent/guardian to consult with a medical provider or seek testing AND to keep the student home for 14 days from last contact of the positive individual.
Contact your child's teacher and call the absence line to report any absences 281-641-3019